Future Links October 27th 2014

Today our news roundup from the printing industry covers a large Printweek business survey, highlights from the Graph Expo, a series of podcasts for the sign and display industry, new paper for printed electronics, a new print show at the NEC, Fespa’s announcement of a new digital textile conference, and an interview with The Dieline Summit keynote speaker Rebecca Costa.

Are you one of Britain’s big 500?
PrintWeek has started its annual survey to find the biggest 500 printing businesses in the UK. The survey is conducted in cooperation with Britain’s leading accounting firm, Grant Thornton. Companies with annual sales of more than £1.5 million might qualify for inclusion in this year’s ranking.
More at Print Week

Highlights from the Graph Expo 2014
Journalist Cary Sherburne takes her readers on a tour around the Graph Expo 2014, sharing highlights, announcements and new developments alongside atmospheric details and her own impressions. A great summary for people who couldn’t make it to the show but still don’t want to miss out on the action.
More at What They Think?

Series of Podcasts for sign and display industry professionals
The Antalis Digital Academy presents a series of educational podcasts for the sign and display industry. Topics include the use of creative papers in the market, the next trends in digital paper production and the latest from the field of sustainability.
More at Digital2Business 

New printed electronics paper promises personalization
Arjowiggins Creative Papers presented a new paper named PowerCoat that allows for customization and personalization in luxury packaging. The paper-based printed circuitry can be used to reveal instructions or ingredients in different languages, take customers to a dedicated website, personalize a product or facilitate sharing via social media.
More at Packaging Europe

NEC hosts new print show
A forward-thinking exhibition designed to provide the key tools for the print industry will take place for the first time from October 13-15 2015 at the NEC in Birmingham. Exhibitors off all sizes and from all parts of the supply chain are invited and the exhibitors will focus on answering the industry’s most important question: How am I going to remain profitable and grow my business?
More at Business Quarter

FESPA announces fifth digital textile conference
Digital textile printing is rapidly progressing with many new developments and technological advances. To display the newest products and trends, FESPA is hosting the fifth digital textile conference on December 5, 2014 alongside FESPA Eurasia 2014 Istanbul, on December 4-7 at the WOW Hotel, located opposite the CNR Expo Istanbul.
More at FESPA 

The Dieline: Packaging is constantly evolving and speedy innovation is key
Packaging often determines the success or failure of a product, says Rebecca Costa, keynote speaker at The Dieline Summit. In an interview with Tim Sykes she shares her insights on the changing requirements for packaging and the need for constant innovation.
More at The Dieline

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