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The prominence of social media in recent years has caused a major shift in consumer behavior and expectations. As consumers feel “in control”, many businesses – from SMB’s to global brands – try to connect with consumers and consider their wants and needs.
Our ancient ancestors used to burn wood and timer for energy. Later generations discovered coal and oil, which nowadays are the major sources of energy produced worldwide. However, burning coal and oil (also known as ‘fossil fuels’) is the world’s largest cause of pollution, emitting greenhouse gases, climate change and danger to the environment. In addition, these resources are finite, and are not readily available everywhere in the world.
For the past 40 years, the European Union has passed over 500 directives and regulations under the environmental law. Some of these environmental policies, especially ones regarding the preservation of forests and others regarding the restrictions of chemicals – may have impacts on the printing, paper and paint industries.
The QR code is a readable code scanned by a smartphone, and can connect offline and online marketing channels. It’s basically a sort of shortcut that encodes text, URL or other data, connecting the consumer right to the marketer’s desired destination.
Xerox recently announced two new optional capabilities for their iGen 5 series: the extra-long sheet (XLS) and Fluorescent Yellow Dry Ink. These new enhancements help expand printers’ applications and increase press productivity.
This year for the 9th time, the Power of Print seminar will be happening in London. The seminar attracts prominent leaders from the print, publishing, packaging and media industries.
Attendees will get a chance to hear from a diverse range of global experts, exploring the innovations, opportunities, challenges and solutions for print and paper in today’s world.
Labelexpo Europe is a large event that concentrates on the label and package printing industry. This is the main event for label equipment, labeling products and accessories, labeling tools and machineries, packaging printing machineries, tools, parts and components, package printing technologies and solutions and many more services and products.
The artist Yiota Demetiou has launched an interactive book that can only be read when warmed by human touch. The book, To You, is an A5 paper-based concertina form that is sensitive to heat and touch and responds to the reader’s body heat.
Canon U.S.A., Inc. had announced the new imagePROGRAF large-format 5-Color 24-inch TA-20 and 36-inch TA-30 printers. Developed to benefit entry-level print customers, the TA Series offers high-quality software in a cost-efficient, easy-to-use solution that will enhance workflow and productivity for small businesses and first-time large-format print users.
Alternative packaging materials are becoming more and more popular over the last few decades. In the packaging industry, we see alternatives such as plant-based plastics (A.K.A. Bioplastics), mushroom root, seaweed water bubbles, palm leaves and wood pulp cellophane.