Future Links January 27th 2015

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers digitally printed fabrics at TexWorld USA, a new print service by UPS and Print Sites, Zebra Technologies’ health care solutions, printing and shipping labels for distribution centers, Heidelberg UK’s new partnership, tips for dealing with print software glitches, a new Kickstarter project to change the manufacturing industry and Screen’s commercial inkjet printers.

Digitally printed fabrics in the spotlight
At TexWorld USA in New York City last week, printed fabrics were a big topic among the 300 exhibitors from 17 countries. Reasons for embracing digital print for textile production included just-in-time manufacturing, short-run production, inventory reduction, and environmental impact.
More at Info Trends

UPS and Print Sites offer new print services
UPS and Print Sites are collaborating and have launched a new nationwide online printing platform. The new platform offers an expanded range of innovative printing solutions including a same-day printing service that lets customer pick up the printed documents in on of UPS’ more than 4,400 retail locations.
More at Market Watch

Zebra Technologies presents printed health solutions
Zebra Technologies, one of the leaders in marking and printing technology, is presenting its range of solutions – including new mobile printer models – designed specifically for the healthcare sector, at Arab Health 2015. Printing plays a critical role in the healthcare sector, from patient and staff identification to enabling the labeling of bedside specimens and samples at the point of collection; reducing the risk of errors and adverse events.
More at Zawya

Printing and shipping label solutions for distribution centers
Label printers are not only common in manufacturing plants, they can be found in distribution centers as well. But managing the printers for an optimal outcome is not always easy. The article in Supply Chain News discusses several solutions and systems for shipping and retail labels.
More at Supply Chain News

Heidelberg UK partners with ROI360
The move follows extensive market research and testimonials from customers who are using both products. Now, Heidelberg UK has started selling ROI360’s web-to-print software after forming a partnership with the Cambridgeshire-based firm.
More at Print Week

How to deal with print software glitches
Mounting frustration is a common reaction to software problems in web-to-print or Print MIS solutions. Jennifer Matt, managing editor at What They Think shows how a changed attitude can overcome the frustration and lead to more productive solutions for companies and individuals.
More at What They Think?

CloudPrint wants to redefine the manufacturing industry
A new project called CloudPrint, created by Michael Stephen Crickmore, is up on Kickstarter. CloudPrint (not to be confused with Google’s Cloud Print) aims at connecting global companies to one facility where products will be 3D printed to order. The facility is to be placed in a developing nation.
More at 3D Print

Screen launches commercial inkjet printer
Just a few months after Screen first presented its new Truepress inkjet 520HD, aimed at high end printers, it has already sold four of the units to Switzerland, Japan, Holland and USA. The Truepress Jet520HD, which is driven by Screen’s Equios software, has the features to optimise the machines performance, such as In-Rip Smart Imposition, ICC Profile Editor and Spot Colour Editor.
More at i-Grafix

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