Future Links October 22nd 2014

Here are our daily links with the most important news from the printing industry. Today they feature the winners of the PrintWeek awards, HP’s new large format printing app, Checkpoint’s faster RFID label printing, streaming technology as a key to 3D printing’s success, Epson’s POS mobile printing solutions and this week’s top ten in packaging.

PrintWeek awards: Here are the winners
PrintWeek honored the best performing UK companies in 24 categories at its annual award ceremony. Trade Print secured the evening’s top award by being crowned PrintWeek’s Company of the Year. Nationwide Print was named SME of the year and Park Communications won trophies in three categories.
More at PrintWeek

HP launches large format printing app
HP announced its new HP Latex Mobile app, which allows HP Latex 300 Printer series customers to remotely monitor their printers, track job status and receive printer alerts. HP hopes this will increase customer trust and loyalty. The app will be available in early 2015.
More at What They Think?

Checkpoint offers faster, more reliable RFID label printing
Checkpoint Systems, a leading global supplier of merchandise availability solutions for the retail industry, has launched its enhanced Check-Net print shops. According to Checkpoint’s statement, its new system is eight times faster than industry-standard thermal transfer printers and offers higher accuracy  and quality, including multi-color RFID label printing.
More at Fibre2Fashion

Streaming technology will aid 3D printing’s breakthrough
To achieve truly distributed manufacturing, a secure way to distribute blueprints and design files for 3D models is necessary. Streaming design files will transform how we consume physical products in a similar manner to how streaming services revolutionized consumption of things like music, movies, and software. Authentise is one of the companies offering streaming services for 3D printing.
More at Computer World

Epson offers new mobile printing solutions for retail and hospitality businesses
Epson takes a concept of point-of-sales (POS) printers a step further, offering intelligent mobile printers for businesses in the retail, hospitality and health care industries. Epson’s most advanced POS mobile printer offers cloud based services like data analytics, loyalty programes, coupons, rewards and digital receipts.
More at IT-Online

This week’s top ten in packaging revealed
The rebranding of Tokyo Café made the list and so did the global redesign for Lipton’s ice tea that we mentioned in the link section of this blog. The Die Line collected the most interesting articles and projects and showcased them in their blog entry.
More at The Die Line