PRIMIR Study Covers New Print Technologies


RESTON, VA | PRIMIR, the Print Industries Market Information and Research Organization, the research arm of NPES, today announced the release of its latest study, "Emerging Printing Technologies & Applications," to members.

The research, conducted by Pivotal Resources, presents an overview of new technologies and applications, including printed electronics and displays, 3D printing, and biomedical printing, as well as 2D barcodes and security printing. Nanotechnology also is explored.

According to the study, the areas with the most direct impact on the printing industry are security printing, barcodes, 3D printing, and nanotechnology. The most important changes in security printing involve automation and techniques for brand protection that are not easily duplicated. The most significant advances in security printing are in the areas of biometrics, unique and difficult-to-reproduce inks, advanced substrates, and 2D barcoding.

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