Heidelberg and Darmstadt University of Technology Extend Joint Research Platform
HEIDELBERG, Germany—The Institute for Printing Presses and Printing Methods (IDD) at Darmstadt University of Technology and Heidelberger Druckmaschinen AG (Heidelberg) are extending their joint research platform until 2012. The two partners have been working on the “functional printing” development project since 2007. The main aim of the project is to develop new applications for the print media industry. This involves devising new surface-finishing technologies that enable print shops—and packaging printers in particular—to stand out from the crowd. “Functional” here means properties that enhance the print medium, such as new, decorative, visual, electrical, and electronic functional characteristics.