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Sustainability in The Print Industry

The latest growth of paper wrapping has been remarkable and has led to some great investments, with many companies wanting to get involved. On the other side, many businesses that already claim to be involved, cannot back up those claims. With an evolving need for sustainability in the print industry, how is the transition handled by different companies?

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Cloud-Based Print Solutions by Kodak and Ricoh

Kodak and Ricoh are diving deeper into the field of cloud-based print solutions, each in their own way. While Kodak is implementing solutions in cooperation with the company’s long-term partner Modern Litho, Ricoh are offering two new subscription based services in their Managed Print solution portfolio.

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How Inkjet Technology And a Single Transparent Ink Created a Rainbow of Textured Colors

In China, a new printing process using structural inks was recently invented and implemented with a commercially available inkjet printer. With the help of a transparent polymer ink, dome-shaped microstructures were printed. During the process, the height and diameter of the microdome control the wavelength of the reflected light as well as the color created. According to a team of researchers, the new technology will be used for applications such as smart windows or anti-counterfeiting.

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drupa Essentials of Print: Tim Sykes

With our recurring drupa Essentials of Print series, we deliver a series of articles, from designers, brand owners, printers, converters, journalists and influencers, providing them with a platform to share their opinions on the latest developments of the print industry.

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Fashion Brand H&M Follows The Trend to Individualize Merchandise And Develops Global Digital Printing Platform

Whether in clothing or in the interior design of one's own home – more and more people appreciate personalized merchandise and want to be involved in the design of a product. H&M Group Business Ventures is responding to this trend by developing a new global digital printing platform for the merchandise industry: Creator Studio, an on-demand printing service.

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