Print innovation could lead to high-tech paper packaging

One day our print newspapers might contain a live ticker feed for breaking news and our cereal boxes might provide a screen to entertain us while we’re eating breakfast—if an electronic company’s innovation is any indication of what’s to come. 

Austria-based Prelonic has developed a way to cheaply print electronic displays on paper and paperboard. While the company is in the early stages of developing this technology, its implications are intriguing. 

Generally, paper and paperboard is not an ideal surface for such an electrochromic display due to its rough, porous surface, but Prelonic was able to use standard screen-printing technology for the job. Prelonic CEO Friedrich Eibensteiner said that this technology could even be used to print batteries on paper; however, the development for displays is farther along.

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