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drupa Global Insights report – The Impact of the Internet on Print

The last 15 years has seen the arrival of digital technologies and an ever-increasing proportion of communications is now digital not analogue. It is important to examine how print companies across the globe have adapted. We asked the printing company members of our drupa expert panel to participate in a survey on the impact of the Internet on print. See the results.

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Printing the Internet of Things to Save the Environment

Internet of Things

The Internet of Things (IoT) is looking forward to an exciting future. Although it is going to entail many advantages, some experts are concerned about its environmental impact. After all, it will comprise more than 200 billion connected devices by 2021 resulting in a huge amount of e-waste due to the batteries needed in order to power them. But Finnish researchers are already searching for a solution.

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Future Links April 13th

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers a novel use for electronic paper, Uniprint’s new solutions for secure remote printing, a prediction for the growth of 3D printing in the health care market, Tecnau’s new finishing solutions at drupa 2016, algae and the future of packaging, Apple selling Ultimaker 3D printers in Europe and UPM Raflatac’s study of the environmental impact of wine packaging.

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Meganews kiosk prints news on demand

Newspaper and magazine publishers have been exploring new concepts to bridge the digital world and the world of tangible print products. A noteworthy innovation: Meganews developed a print-on-demand newsstand that delivers magazines directly to the customer. It thus reduces returned copies and saves resources for publishers and retailers. By printing only the copies that are actually bought, Meganews also lowers the environmental impact of newsprint.

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Future Links August 20th 2015

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers the state and future of the inkjet business, a proliferation of filament producers, the ten largest 3D printers, tips on how to lower the costs of printing, Manroland’s success in Brazil, guidelines for sourcing sustainable wood and paper products and the positive environmental impact of Iggesund’s business decisions.

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Future Links January 16th 2015

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature digital printing opportunities for challenger brands, Quad/Graphics plan to install more HP inkjet web presses, an increasing number of commercial printers offering signage, a partnership between 3D Systems and the National Institutes of Health, new substrates to enliven print campaigns, L’Oreal Americas and Avery Dennison’s attempts to reduce the environmental impact of labels and an Australian study on the effectiveness of catalogues.

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Future Links October 7th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers a successful Brazilan-American print start-up, Irongate’s personalized printing business, 3D printing for children with facial deformities, a case study about successful packaging, 3D printing used by a crime ring, a marketing alliance between Klöckner Pentaplast and Free Think and steps to decrease the environmental impact of sleeve labels.

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Passing the Taste-Test: Redefine Meat’s 3D-Printed Vegan ‘Alt-Steak’ Convinces Omnivores in Blind Trial Run in Israel

The Israeli start-up Redefine Meat presented their ‘Alt-Steak’ in 2020, providing a plant-based meat substitute that looks, cooks and tastes just like the real animal product, created with the power of print. The 3D-printed, revolutionary meat-alternative passed the taste test in February and is coming to supermarkets all over the world in 2022.

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