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Alternative Ink

The expansion of printing sees brands turning to unexpected sources of ink

Implications - Technologies like 3D printing have reignited consumer interest in at-home technology, which is being expanded by brands and individuals with alternative ink sources. Using recycled materials or even H2O, the solutions speak to the eco-friendly consumer as well as individuals looking for economical ways to increase efficiency.
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