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Epson Launches Industrial Direct-to-Fabric Printer

Custom T-shirt design and printing is a booming business model, and a trend that will only grow in the next few years. In fact, whenever people think of starting a business, a T-shirt company is one of the first ideas that come up. With recent developments in e-commerce and worldwide shipping, it’s a rather viable business to setup, in a market expected to cross $10 Billion by 2025 at a CAGR of 6.3%. This global trend is on the rise, especially in Pacific Asia, which accounts for 30% of the global market.

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Canon Production Printing Partners with OneVision

Press release from the issuing company

Canon Production Printing has partnered with OneVision, a market leader in prepress software solutions, to offer large format graphics customers in Europe improved operational efficiencies through end-to-end workflow automation. Achieve seamless integration between your large format printer and software.

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The Interactive Packaging Revolution

The packaging industry thrives on innovations, which help companies attract and engage consumers before they purchase the product. Creative, unique and “cool” packaging stand out on the shelves and peaks our interest when we hold the package in the store. In recent years we’ve seen unique packaging ideas, such as squeezable wine, origami labels, game board and puzzle packaging, lunch packages which unfold to a plate and confectionery packaging which turns into a mask.

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New Trends for the Printing Industry in 2020 (Part 2)

Here are the exciting new trends that will dominate year 2020. If you haven’t read part 1 of this article, please click here.


IoT and AI

The Internet of Things (IoT) is where products and appliances automatically connect to other appliances or service center through the internet. Naturally, printers are connected to computers, but it’s increasingly common to see printers that connect to smartphones, enabling services such as printing-on-the-go. The IoT will enable consumers to purchase print products by interfacing with other products or even advertising pieces. Companies that offer print on demand services will experience the most growth in this respect.

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New Trends for the Printing Industry in 2020 (Part 1)

It’s almost time to close the books on year 2019, and look forward to the new year ahead. The past year has taught us, that despite some gloom and doom predictions, print is not dead – in fact it’s alive more than ever. After a 1.8% industry growth in 2018, the industry has grown by 3.5% in 2019, with a total amount of $850 billion in industry revenues in the US alone. Technology innovation is pushing the print industry forward, and the coming year 2020 looks promising.

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Algae Ink – Sustainable, Biodegradable and Eco-Friendly

The alarming rates of worldwide pollution, carbon emission footprint and global warming have pushed manufacturers in various industries to “go green”, and the printing and packaging industry among them. After the innovative Paper Bottles and Treeless Paper, now it’s time for ink to go green as well.

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Color20 Conference in San Diego – Will You Be There?

Want to know how to achieve accurate and consistent color every time, no matter what the platform or process? The COLOR20 conference provides attendees with insights, best practices and answers to their most pressing color management questions. The conference is to be held by the Printing Industries of America (PIA) on January 11-14, 2020 at the Hilton San Diego Resort & Spa.

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Paper Bottles – The Future of Green Packaging

Plastic water bottles are a known danger to the environment, and probably a health hazard to consumers as well, as the chemicals found in plastic bottles can seep into the contents. The main culprit is Bisphenol A (BPA), an organic synthetic compound widely used in plastics, which may cause diabetes, high blood pressure and even cancer.

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Is InfoMark set to Replace the QR Code?

The QR Code has been around for decades, but some say it’s time to move on. Historically, The QR Code was developed from the Barcode – which was introduced in the 1960’s in Japan, to help cashiers, so that they wouldn’t need to manually enter product codes into the cash register. Over the years, manufacturers requested a 2 dimensional code, so that they can customize and brand it.

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The Saga of Fuji-Xerox Joint Venture

Since 1962, the Fuji-Xerox joint venture is one of the oldest partnerships between an American and Japanese companies. In 2018, a complex $6 billion merger deal between the two companies lead by Xerox Holdings Corp.’s former CEO, Jeffery Jacobson, was blocked in US court, when Xerox shareholders Deason and Ichan argued that Jacobson acted without authorization to strike the deal in order to preserve his position. The joint venture, Fuji Xerox Co., would eventually have Xerox controlled by Fujifilm.

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