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Inkjet prints liquid metal for wearables

In many cases manufacturing techniques are not yet advanced enough to fully realize the potential of a new interconnected world. Researchers at Purdue University are attempting to change that. They are harnessing inkjet printing technology to create devices made of liquid alloys printed onto pliable, stretchable surfaces.

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Vaporized metals serve as inks

Scientists at the Center for Nanoscale Systems have found a way to coat objects with an extremely thin layer of semiconductor that shines in vivid colors from bright pink to deep blue. This coating could replace paint in certain circumstances since it does not add any significant amount of weight and does not alter the flexibility of the substrate.

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The Customized #PrintDigitalCon Diary 2022 Will Upgrade Your Experience! – Video Interview With Thorsten Kinnen About The Highlight Project

The PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION diary has guided every attendee via its congress programme and has provided space for taking notes since the beginning of the congress trade show. At this year's #PrintDigitalCon, participants can do this in a more personal way than ever before. Thorsten Kinnen, Business Development Manager Commercial Printing at Konica Minolta, gives you a preview of the soon-to-be-presented highlight project in our interview.

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Sustainable Print Production with New Inks

Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) and PURe inks Europe GmbH (PURe) have signed a Europe-wide collaboration agreement with the goal to make offset printing more sustainable. Meanwhile Ricoh in cooperation with equipment manufacturer Olbrich has developed its own plant-based ink to nurture sustainability in commercial and packaging printing.

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Interview with the Print Detective Creators

In October PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION was held in Dusseldorf where it was possible to linger at the exhibition stands and see many different products from the various companies that were there. One of these stands had a special book to show, which was already the second part of a series. We introduced these books in a previous blog post, and now the interview with the creators follows.

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