Category: Printing industry

The industry’s sales figures are falling, and yet the printing and paper industry is optimistic about the world’s largest printing and paper industry: digitization, One of the causes of the consumption of printed matter could also point the way out of the crisis. From Tuesday, May 31, 2016, the industry meets for ten days at the drupa in Düsseldorf.

Full concentration at the Spanish exhibitor Comexi in Hall 10: The new flexo printing machine FI-F1 weighs 52 tons. The installation in custom work. Of course, the major German printing press manufacturers are also present in Düsseldorf.

Full concentration at the Spanish exhibitor Comexi in Hall 10: The new flexo printing machine FI-F1 weighs 52 tons. (more…)

The future of the printing industry is digital: printed footballs, individual textiles and packaging are what the world’s largest print fair drupa “touch the future ” is called. The bosses of the leading printing press manufacturers Heidelberger Druckmaschinen and Koenig & Bauer have already touched the future – and they feel good.

A 7.5 m wide and 5 m long world map printed on vinyl at drupa, the world's largest printing trade fair in Dusseldorf: it's no longer possible to print on paper and in standard formats.

A 7.5 m wide and 5 m long world map printed on vinyl at the world’s largest printing trade fair drupa in Düsseldorf: It has long been (more…)

Japanese printer maker Seiko Epson Corporation wants to curb the skyrocketing pulp. Companies can use the PaperLab to recycle their printed waste paper in-house. The machine makes in its belly from the waste paper fresh white leaves, standard in A4 or A3. And they do not even need water for that.

The magic machine from Epson: The PaperLab converts printed paper into white without the need for water.

The magic machine from Epson: The PaperLab converts printed paper into white without the need for water.

Photo: Epson

Ever since the triumph of digitization, (more…)

The letters have to go: German and English scientists want to make printed paper reusable by simply lasering the ink away from the sheets. With green laser light, this should work best: The color pigments are simply vaporized with short flashes of light.

Every German alone still consumes around 245 kg of paper per year. For printed paper, there is a recycling alternative: remove the printer ink from the sheets by laser. For example, 95% of greenhouse gas emissions per ton of office paper could be saved. This is around 25% more than with conventional paper recycling.

Every German alone still consumes around 245 kg of paper per year. For printed paper, there is a recycling alternative: remove the printer ink from the sheets by laser. For example, 95% of greenhouse gas emissions (more…)

The T-book can speak: Made possible by the speakers printed on paper. To marvel was the development of the TU Chemnitz at the annual event of the competition World Press Photo in Amsterdam.

Maxi Bellmann and Prof. Arved Hübler from the TU Chemnitz present the T-book: The pages of the illustrated volume with the best press photos in the world were provided with printed loudspeakers inside the sheets.

Maxi Bellmann and Prof. Arved Hübler from the TU Chemnitz present the T-book: The pages of the illustrated volume with the best press photos in the world were provided with printed loudspeakers inside the sheets.

Photo: TU Chemnitz

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Printing with water on paper: this is the dream Chinese researchers want to achieve. For this they filled water in the toner of a conventional printer and integrated dye into the paper. It can be reused many times, because the writing fades after 22 hours by itself.

The special paper consists of four layers, in which a dye is embedded. This can be activated with water and fades by itself. This process can be repeated up to 50 times.

The special paper consists of four layers, in which a dye is incorporated. This can be activated with water and fades by itself. This process can be repeated up to 50 times.

Photo: dpa / Daniel (more…)

3D printing is not only fascinating for internet users, who design individual products and service providers via web platforms like Shapeways or Fabbeo, a Berlin-based company to let produce. More and more companies are also interested in generic manufacturing technology, which can be used to cost-effectively produce complex components in small batches.

Model of the sand casting core: In the CAD program, the elaborate casting core becomes available in various modules planned and then disassembled into layers for 3-D printing.

Model of the sand casting core: In the CAD program, the elaborate casting core is planned in various modules and (more…)

Creating individual parts quickly and precisely – that’s what makes the 3-D printers so popular, especially in developer rooms. Because technology plays its trump card especially in the production of prototypes: It is faster and less expensive than other methods.

The car model 'DrivAer' was developed at the Institute of Mathematics for the TU Berlin Several series of measurements printed in wind tunnel Uni.

The car model ‘DrivAer’ was printed in the Institute of Mathematics for the TU Berlin for several series of measurements in Windkanal Uni.

Photo: TU Berlin / Press Office / Ulrich Dahl

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The flood: Even worse in 2002, the tidal wave of the Elbene river Mulde hit the paper mill in Golzern, Saxony. Last year, she was 150 years old, now she probably closes forever. A new location is being discussed – a small consolation for many of the 65 employees.

A view of the Mulde weir directly at the Golzern paper mill. It was now two meters high where eleven years ago the flood level was almost half a meter high. For the factory that can mean the end.

A view of the hollow weir directly at the paper mill in Golzern. It was now two meters high where eleven years ago the flood level was almost half a meter high. For the factory that can mean the end.

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The market for multifunction devices and office printers is nowadays in parts a mass market. Armando Zagalo de Lima, head of Xerox Technology, the hardware division of copier inventor Xerox, relies on services and software to differentiate themselves from the competition. R & D needs to adapt, investing more in digital professional printing technology.

Xerox Digital Press: High-end digital production printing is a more rewarding and promising future for the US manufacturer hardware market. Recently, the Americans took over a French technology smithy from the inkjet segment, a

Xerox Digital Press: High-end digital production printing is a rewarding and promising hardware market for the US (more…)