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Sustainability in The Print Industry

The latest growth of paper wrapping has been remarkable and has led to some great investments, with many companies wanting to get involved. On the other side, many businesses that already claim to be involved, cannot back up those claims. With an evolving need for sustainability in the print industry, how is the transition handled by different companies?

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Cloud-Based Print Solutions by Kodak and Ricoh

Kodak and Ricoh are diving deeper into the field of cloud-based print solutions, each in their own way. While Kodak is implementing solutions in cooperation with the company’s long-term partner Modern Litho, Ricoh are offering two new subscription based services in their Managed Print solution portfolio.

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How Inkjet Technology And a Single Transparent Ink Created a Rainbow of Textured Colors

In China, a new printing process using structural inks was recently invented and implemented with a commercially available inkjet printer. With the help of a transparent polymer ink, dome-shaped microstructures were printed. During the process, the height and diameter of the microdome control the wavelength of the reflected light as well as the color created. According to a team of researchers, the new technology will be used for applications such as smart windows or anti-counterfeiting.

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Things About Packaging That Nobody Knows

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Up until now, you rarely heard companies talk about how sustainable or innovative they are when it comes to packaging. They've relied on customers to pick up on it and notice that something has changed. But the developments in the packaging industry in particular are too important not to tell people about them and rely on , i.e. customers, to pay attention. And yet there is still a great deal of potential in this field, because at the moment there are only a few topics more important than recycling or the circular economy.

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Houses Out of the 3D Printer

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In Germany, the first 3D-printed home was recently completed and christened. It can be found in Beckum and brings with it 160 square meters of space. Now the idea of 3D printing homes will be looked at carefully to determine whether it is useful for the future and commercial use in the construction industry.

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ACTEGA Provides Sustainable Options in The Printing Industry

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ACTEGA has been focusing on sustainability in many of their products and in the past month they have again demonstrated what sustainable printing options can look like. Introducing a new environment-friendly label decorating process for a clean ‘no label’ look and new silver coatings as an alternative to foil stamping and metalized board, has shown their seriousness towards renewable printing methods.

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