Future Links June 9th 2015
Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature HP’s print security services, Amazon’s new box print advertising, new developments in nanoink printing, more details about Utilight’s solar cell printing process, a desktop 3D printer for clothes, PV Nano Cells plans for the U.S. market and Hapa’s new label printer for the pharmaceutical market.
HP strengthens print security services
As more and more employees print from their mobile devices, HP announced new and updated print security software and services to help businesses improve the security and efficiency of their print environments. Some of the new features allow print jobs initiated on mobile devices to print with the same access control, tracking and security measures as print jobs initiated by PCs or laptops on the company network.
More at EWeek
Amazon ventures into “boxvertising”
Granted, the word is not the most elegant but a fitting moniker for Amazon’s new way to get customers’ attention. The online retailer allows marketers to print ads for third parties on delivery boxes. Previously, boxes only carried printed messages for Amazon’s own products and services. The first campaign will feature yellow boxes promoting Universal Pictures’ upcoming “Minions” movie.
More at Media Post
Researchers develop ink-less printing
It sounds like it came out of a magician’s toolkit but the almost invisible nanoink is the result of serious research. Scientists at Missouri University of Science and Technology have developed a color printing process using nanomaterials. They believe the process holds promise for future applications, including nanoscale visual arts, security marking and information storage.
More at Phys.org
Utilight shares details about a new rapid solar cell 3D process
The start-up Utilight has been working on its pattern transfer printing process for years and is now ready to talk about the process in greater detail. The process is able to print patterned features with aspect rations as high as 25 micron in width and 15 micron in height, increasing the efficiency of the solar cells, but still using the same basic materials as other processes.
More at 3D Print
Electroloom wants to develop first desktop 3D printer for clothes
Electroloom has launched a kickstarter campaign for a desktop 3D printer for clothes. The machine uses eco-friendly materials and aims to reduce waste in garment manufacturing. The company is looking for financing and early adopters to test and support the technology in a very early stage.
More at Ecouterre
PV Nano Cell plans further expansion into U.S. market
PV Nano Cell is introducing its digital ink technology to the rapidly growing U.S. printed electronics market. PVN’s Sicrys family of nanometric conductive inks is expected to increase the rate of adoption of printed electronics. It can be used on on flexible substrates such as plastic, fabric or even paper.
More at Ink World Magazine
Hapa introduces new inkjet printing system for labels and foils
The new EU track and trace legislation for pharmaceutical packaging will require each pack to be identifiable with a unique on-pack code incorporating both machine-readable and human-readable elements. The Hapa 862 is a modular, CMYK/spot-color inkjet printing system for the in-line packaging printing of foils and labels. It is engineered in compliance with the stringent requirements of the pharmaceutical sector.
More at Pharmtech