Fantastic Interactive Print - A Ted Talk by Dr Kate Stone

Dr Kate Stone and her team at Novalia use ordinary printing presses to make paper based things which combine interactive electronics, touch-sensitive ink technology, printed circuits, WiFi and the internet to create unique digital experiences.

Kate gave a talk at a DMA event that we were also presenting at in Birmingham a few weeks ago. This is a Ted talk that she gave of the same speech in LongBeach California.

 

Advances in Digital Print Finishing

Advances in digital printing technology are now enabling designers to achieve a huge variety of finishing styles that have only previously been achievable through analogue techniques. Digital production is now able to reproduce metallics, foils and raised or textured surfaces which emulate the effect of embossing.

A base coat of white can be printed onto coloured substrates allowing coloured inks to be printed on top. These systems maintain all advantages of digital printing, (personalisation, fast response, low set-up costs), while giving the material a whole new look and feel. Sometimes, literally a new feel. 

Some of the new processes becoming more and more available are:

  • Toner embossing
  • Inkjet embossing
  • Spot lenticular
  • Metallic inks and toners
  • Digital foiling
  • Reversals

Read the full article here >

This high-gloss raised effect produced by Scodix shows how effective the new processes can be.

This high-gloss raised effect produced by Scodix shows how effective the new processes can be.

A sample of iFoil over raised varnish

A sample of iFoil over raised varnish

Source: http://www.paperandprint.com/digital-print...