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Graph Expo Adds Future Print

RFID and printed electronics will be focus of booth.

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RFID and printed electronics technologies will be the topics of a new 'Future Print' booth at Graph Expo 2008. The Future Print booth will feature live demonstrations, free training programs, short educational presentations, and opportunities to meet and talk with industry experts. Visitors to the booth will also be able to register to win one of more than 1000 prizes, including the grand prize of a Nintendo Wii Friends Bundle.

Both RFID and printed electronics technologies show the potential to have a major impact on the printing industry. While RFID tags, generally used to track and trace goods in distribution channels are currently comprised of a metal antenna and silicon chip, the technology is now in place to print these tags directly on various items. The market for printed and thin film electronics is also quickly growing, with growth projects at 5.06 billion by 2011 and $48.18 billion by 2017.

Graph Expo will be held in Chicago’s McCormick Place South Hall, October 26-29, 2008. Future Print will occupy booth 4087.


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