What is Nanography and How Is It Used?

Nanography┬« is the enabling science behind a breakthrough digital printing method that combines the variable-data and print-on-demand features of digital printing with the throughput speed, media versatility, and quality of offset printing. The inks used for the process were developed with nanotechnology — the science of particles that are measured in nanometers (billionths of a … Read more

IDTechEx Expects Market for Fully Printed Sensors to Reach $4.9 Billion by 2031

Printed and flexible sensors constitute the largest printed electronics market outside of electronic displays. Printed sensors span a diverse range of technologies and applications, ranging from image sensors to wearable electrodes. IDTechEx forecasts that the market for fully printed sensors will reach $4.9 billion by 2032. This growth is expected to occur even though the … Read more

Augmented Reality Graphics Installation Honors Community College Grads

In the spring of 2020, schools and colleges printed yard signs, pole banners, and other wide-format graphics to publicly honor home-bound graduating seniors. This spring, the tradition of finding creative ways to recognize graduating student continues, even as some socially distanced graduation ceremonies were streamed online or held live in front of limited numbers of … Read more

Multi-Color Corp. Collaborates with Digimarc on Food Traceability Solution and Orkla on a Plastics Recycling Initiative

Multi-Color Corporation (MCC), a global leader in label solutions, and Digimarc Corporation, the creator of the Digimarc Platform for digital identification and detection, have established a partnership to serialize product packaging and labels with Digimarc Barcode in support of food safety and traceability initiatives. MCC is also utilizing Digimarc non-serialized digital watermarking identities with its … Read more

Functional Ink Innovator Develops Anti-Microbial Face Mask for General Use

Liquid X, a manufacturer of functional metallic inks for e-textiles, is using their proprietary, OEKO-TEX certified particle-free silver ink to create the ComforTeX line of washable, reusable, and comfortable face masks. Designed for general use, the anti-microbial face masks remove over 95% of the tiny droplets and particles suspended in the air (aerosols). Over the … Read more

Interactive Print Technologies Link Printed Pages to Online Content

International Print Day is an ideal time to discuss three interactive print projects that demonstrate how printed pages can be linked to rich, online media. At the Print 17 show in September, I picked up two books and a magazine that use three different link technologies and apps to showing how printed pages can be … Read more

Interactive Book Printed on Clickable Paper Will Debut at PRINT 17

At the PRINT 17 show in Chicago September 10-14, Dr. Harvey Levenson and John Parsons will introduce a new approach to book publishing. They will unveil a prototype of the next edition of Levenson’s highly regarded textbook, “Introduction to Graphic Graphic Communication.” The prototype book will use Ricoh’s Clickable Paper Technology to trigger related digital … Read more