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ESMA shows the potential of functional printing at drupa 2016

ESMA, European Specialist Printing Manufacturers Association, will be present in two pavilions at drupa 2016. The pavilion in hall 3A 70 will be dedicated to functional and industrial printing with member companies such as SPS demonstrating screen printing equipment used for food decoration and other special effects achievable at high operation speed.

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[Guest Article] Print Refining at PDC: Value of Value Added Printing

The trend of value-added solutions manifests itself throughout the graphic industry in the form of innovative strategies, through technical innovations and an authentic understanding of professional sustainability. As part of the PRINT & DIGITAL CONVENTION, the industry initiative Creatura, among others, shows sophisticated solutions and the latest methods.

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Printed Sensor Technology Lets Music Travel

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Thanks to their versatility, printed electronics are booming. On our blog we have already shown how they can be used in the medical field, to prevent accidents, to solve crimes or to generate power. Who would have thought that they also are able to spread music throughout the world?

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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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Brand new perspectives in packaging print

How products are judged by their many differing attributes will determine the extent to which they build market share on an ongoing basis. Prior to that, however, it will probably be the outside of the pack. Today’s packaging trends are driven by longer supermarket opening hours, continually enhanced print technologies and capabilities and demand to protect brands and increase recognition. A guest article by Des King.

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The opportunities of industrial inkjet

The industrial inkjet market is set to gain ground rapidly but is it answering the shifting demands of the printing industry? There is no doubt that there are considerable opportunities for growth, particularly in digital labels and packaging. A guest article by John Corrall from Konica Minolta.

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Future Links October 30th 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature HP’s plans for a 3D printer, EFI’s acquisition of ink technology, laser-printed living organisms, a growing market for flexible packaging in the Asia-Pacific region, Graphene batteries, a new glow-in-the dark label and Mirri’s fully recyclable metallized board.

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