Newsprint visits COST Helsinki

Professor David Frohlich and Dr Phil Ely took our most recent Interactive Newsprint demonstrators to Cost European Cooperation in Science and Technology meeting in Helsinki.

Interactive Newsprint demonstrated our newly designed Lancashire Evening Post and a number of conceptual test cards that explore a range of Newsprint functions.

Prof David Frohlich presents the Interactive Newsprint demonstrator
 Prof David Frohlich presents the Interactive Newsprint demonstrator

The goal of this COST Action is to promote discussion on the benefits that may be achieved from novel combinations of print and digital. It will also be used to enhance innovations that will make use of the benefits of both print and electronic media as well as innovations where print and electronic media are combined.

Several examples exist where successful combinations have been achieved e.g. through the use of image recognition, augmented reality or printed electronics to bring interactivity into fiber based products. To give the forest industry a competitive edge this Action will focus on new innovations by combining knowledge of the end users with most recent technological achievements.

New models of ongoing change in social interaction and in the cultural products of paper and electronic media will be elaborated and proposed. The results will promote critical and theoretical discussion on the changing meanings of contemporary media culture. The Action will explore new business opportunities for the fiber based products and the value chains of print media and packaging through novel, innovative uses. It will also serve as a channel for communication between industry and academia, thus contributing to the development of new commercial applications.

More info: FPS COST Action FP1104 New possibilities for print media and packaging – combining print with digital

24th, October 2012 by Categories - Conferences
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