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Sending Post Sustainably With Paper Padded Envelopes

With the rise of e-commerce and a huge increase in the number of shippings sustainability is a serious factor. Millions of parcels are delivered to people around the world packed in paper, plastic boxes or envelopes. The UK based company Emailers Packaging came up with a new possibility for sustainable shipping: the paper padded envelope.

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Affordable ink that prints Braille on desktop printers

Not only are braille printers so expensive that most people can’t afford them, the heavy paper that is required often results in bulky documents and books, which is also less than ideal. Creative director at J. Walter Thomson in Bangkok Satit Jantawiwat wanted to find a way to solve these problems. He and his team started working on a Braille embosser for the home that wouldn't cost a fortune.

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Crossing the finish line – a Cinderella story

Post-press binding and finishing in commercial print, packaging, sign & display graphics and other sectors will be a key attraction at drupa 2016. As they say, it isn’t finished until it is finished … and for many companies, there are still significant opportunities for improving throughput and productivity as well as reducing costs in their post-press departments.

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Future Links February 16th

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature a breakthrough in 3D printed body parts, strong growth in global pharmaceutical packaging equipment, 3D printed jet engine parts, nano-ink inspired by nature, Mattel’s 3D version of the classic ThingMaker, Xaar’s new products for UV applications and the ITC’s ruling on unfair trade practices in the paper industry.

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