What is the meaning of print media?


Print media refers to paper publications circulated in the form of physical editions of books, magazines, journals and newsletters. Print media is given explicit freedom in the First Amendment of the Bill of Rights.

With so many different forms of media distribution, traditional print media is struggling to maintain readership. Due to the fact that publications lose so many readers every year, advertisers are beginning to pull money from print mediums, such as newspapers and magazines. Instead, those funds are put into other mediums like television, radio, and other digital platforms. Journalists considering a career in this field should recognize that the Internet offers the same level of freedom of expression as print media. Publishing written work on the internet is gaining popularity because of the ease of creating a content and dispersing it.

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Opportunities in nonwoven & technical textiles

Economy, in particular the losses of manufacturing jobs occupy the centre stage in the Presidential election campaigns in the US these days. This has been a dramatic shift from other issues that were considered priority six months back. Some economic pundits are predicting recession in 2008 in the United States. However, this situation is quite a contrast to what is happening 10,000 miles away – in India.

India is rising and moving ahead with opportunities in every sector. For the past four years, India’s GDP has grown over 8%. The growth in 2007 reached as high as 9.4% and is predicted to be in between 8-9% in 2008. The Indian middle class population is over 300 million, which is set to spearhead the growth of the nonwoven and technical textile industry.

According to Goldman Sachs, India’s economy will exceed the economy of Europe and Japan by 2030 and that of the US by 2045. Such a growth is possible because of the increase in household incomes and the predicted growth in agriculture, manufacturing and service sectors. The consumer spending level is growing over 5% per annum, which has resulted in the ongoing growth of organised retail sectors. India’s population of 1.1 billion of which one-third being middle income group, plays an important role with the growth of India’s economy.

India has roughly one hundred million people who are less than 25 years in age, out of which approximately 25 million are highly educated and this number is still growing. The economy gets a boost due to the growing middle class, young and educated population. These are vital factors for the growth of nonwoven and technical textile industry in India. The 11th Five Year Plan of the Government of India (April 2007- March 2012) calls for an all inclusive growth which is expected to reach double digits by the end of the fiscal year 2012. This clearly emphasises the growth needed in agriculture and manufacturing sectors, as the IT and service sectors have done extremely well in recent years.

Taking this mandate of the National Planning Council into consideration, the Ministry of Textiles of India has taken nonwoven and technical textile sector as an important thrust area for support and growth. Several positive schemes at the central government level have been implemented to support the growth of the nonwoven and technical textile industry in India. A major support scheme has been the launching of the National Technology Mission for Technical Textiles by the Honorable Prime Minister of India, which will be implemented during the 11th Five Year Plan to promote the development of the technical textile industry base in India with a budget of US$ 170 million. This technology mission is in addition to the inclusion of technical textiles sector in the Technology Upgradation Fund scheme.

These supportive schemes from the Government of India as well as the growth in the middle class population are expected to change the nature of the technical textile industry in the next five to ten years. This fits with the goal of India Inc. and the vision of the Ex-President of India, Dr Abdul Kalam to enable India to be an industrialised and developed nation by 2020. This article will highlight some of the recent developments that have taken place in India to boost the technical textile industry.

In addition, we predict that India’s per capita consumption of nonwovens and technical textiles will be double than that of the US when India reaches a per capita GDP of US$ 45,028 which is the current per capita GDP of the United States. Interestingly, at this per capita GDP level, United States’ consumption is far less than what India would be having. An important prediction is that in the next two decades, the rate of growth of nonwoven and technical textile industry will be far ahead than what it was in the US and Europe during the last three decades, during which the industry in the western hemisphere grew and matured. Therefore, growth is certain in India and hence it is the place for international players to be active.

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General description of print media

20170815Print Media have been developed especially for use on digital full-colour large-format printers.

In our current digital printing market, more and more solvent and other high quality inks are being used, not only because they look magnificent and colourfull, but also because they have a considerably long life when used outdoors.

Wedeveloped a wide range of Grafiprint Print Media, especially for use on these digital full-colour large-format printers. Are you looking for a monomeric film for indoors, a polymeric film for outdoors or a cast film for extremely long term outdoor applications ? Or do you wish to print on photo paper, canvas or banner material ?

The uncoated Print Media are perfectly suited for all large-format printers that are available on the market today. For some print media, like e.g. photo paper, canvas or banner materials, an additional print coating is required to achieve a good print result. With our print coating, which we developed especially for these media, you will get magnificent results on these materials as well.

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Evolution of Technical Textiles

Owing to the success of the 7th International Istanbul Textile Conference which was held in 2016 in Istanbul for the textile and apparel industry, we want to take this opportunity to discuss and share the new development in technical textiles and apparel industry by inviting you again to the city where East meets West, to a place steeped in culture and history. Istanbul is proved to play host on this auspicious occasion to the 8th International Istanbul Textile Conference on Evolution of Technical Textiles (ETT 2018) with a theme of “Recent and Future Advances in Innovation and Enterprise in Traditional Textiles, Technical Textiles and Clothing”. It is clear that the role being played by textile in the applied materials science is considerable and that there is still ample scope for further development. For this conference, the focus is on looking beyond the gadgets and the broad spectrum of papers demonstrates when, where and how technical textiles are selected for their true value and applications.

The conference will provide a unique opportunity to meet leading personalities with research, management and technology experience from all over the world and to discuss with them any ideas and proposals in your particular field. The ETT 2018 is intended to intensify and promote cooperation among academics, inventors, textile specialities and producer companies. This time, International Istanbul Textile Conference and International Textile Machinery Exhibition (ITM) have signed a collaboration agreement for the contemporary scheduling in synergy of the next editions of their respective events ETT Conference and ITM Exhibition, which will now be held 14-16 April 2018 in the Istanbul TÜYAP Fair Convention and Congress Center. ITM is the largest exhibition in Turkey and in the region, is among the most important exhibition in the World. ITM 2016 is a global textile show with 49.730 visitors and more than 1.000 textile technology producer companies presented their latest models and technologies in operation. As usual the papers cover a wide spectrum of issues, all of which are pertinent to the successful use and application of technical textile. The papers represent current research on technical textile issues and within the nine conference themes, contributions cover:

• Latest development on spinning, weaving and knitting

• Latest development on dying and finishing

• Medical Textiles

• Technical Textiles

• Smart and Interactive Textiles

• Surface Coatings

• Advances in Apparel Design

• Ecological Textiles

• Composites Materials

• Textile Innovations

• Computer Technology for Textiles and Apparel

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Print Media Departmental Philosophy

The Print Media department is characterized by an expanded concept of printmaking through interdisciplinary practice. This expansive approach to print as process allows for innovation with traditional and new print media. A print can exist as a drawing, graphic, photograph, sculpture, video, sound file, digital file or performance. The department supports a broad investigation of print media. It builds a framework for critique beginning with the historic role of print as a Democratic Voice and continues with media ecology and the circulation of images in the 21st Century.

Challenge begins in the studio. Each student that enters the department should have a high level of self-motivation to create work, a restless curiosity about self and world, the maturity to handle the interface of life and creative practice and be willing to work with others for mutual artistic growth within a constructive but demanding learning environment.


The Print Media Department is a community of individuals from diverse backgrounds that enthusiastically consent to work together and contribute their efforts toward a shared purpose, which is to research, discuss and produce work that will define a leading position within the vanguard of contemporary art practice. Ongoing critical dialogue is fostered through peer review during weekly critiques, one-on-one meetings with the artist-in-residence, weekly reading group, meetings with visiting artists and critics and through the campus wide critical studies program.

The Department’s operation schedule reflects our program’s dedication to the development of each member’s individual studio practice, as well as the growth of a shared set of critical thinking, writing, and social practice skills that will contribute to and advance the discipline of Print Media.

In addition to visits by notable artists, critics, and curators from around the world the department schedules numerous field trips in the City of Detroit. Students have the opportunity to engage with artists, collectives, museums, and galleries in the city. There are also yearly field trips to other cities in the states and abroad.



The Print Media Department is located within two adjacent buildings. The department occupies two floors in the Academy Administration building. A cluster of semi-private studios for students, a small computer lab, a critique room, and a kitchen occupy the first floor. The lower level houses recently renovated print shop facilities for water-based screenprinting, intaglio, lithography, and letterpress processes. Additional studios and a large, communal workspace are located across the street in the Lone Pine building. The Academy’s professionally staffed and well-equipped Central Media Lab, Wood Shop and Library further enhance the department’s resources. The metro Detroit business and manufacturing community offers many possibilities for outsourcing of work if required.

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Applications Of Technical Textile

Applications of technical textile products can be explained depending upon its classification as follow:

1. Agro Tech

Technical textile has extensively used in food production mostly by the fishing industry in the form of nets & ropes. But also used by agriculture and horticulture for a variety of covering & protection application. In agriculture base industry knitted, woven & non-woven products are used for wind and hail protection. Polyethylene sheets are laid on the ground for weed control. Altra high molecular weight polyethylene (Dyneema & Spectra) are finding their way in fishing, mainly due to its light weight & ultra strong strength.

2. Build Tech

Technical textiles are used in many ways in the construction of building both permanent & temporary phase. Dams, bridges, tunnels & roads in this structures technical textiles are used extensively. Temporary structures such as tents are most obvious and visible application of technical textile. Initially, these products were used to be heavy cotton fabric but nowadays cotton is replaced by lighter, rot proof, strong, UV-proof, weatherproof synthetic material.In Japan, carbon fibers are used as reinforced fibers for earth quick prone building.

3. Cloth Tech

This category includes fibers, yarns & textiles used as technical components in the manufacturing of clothing such as sewing thread, interlinings, wadding and insulations etc. other products used in clothing are press canvas, zipper used in trousers, buttons, cuff & collar canvas. Also, some decorative products used in women’s & kids garments like lace, embroidery etc. are included in this category.

4. Geo Tech

Geotextiles are generally used for four applications i.e. separation, filtration, drainage & reinforcements. The wide use of geotextiles is under the structure of road due to which life of road increases. Geotextile is also used for preservation of riverbanks, coastal protection, dams, water canals etc. geotextile is also used under the structure of railway tracks as a shock absorber in order to improve the life of railway tracks.

5. Home Tech

Technical textile products which are included under home tech are door mats, curtains, sofa covers, carpets, filters used in domestic vacuum cleaners etc. It also includes bedsheets, pillow covers, beds etc. textile materials are also used for filtration of tea granules, flour of wheat, etc.

6. Indu Tech

This includes textiles used in industrial products such as filters, conveyor belts etc. priorly cotton materials are used for this purpose but nowadays cotton replaced by synthetic materials. It is reinforced in printed circuit boards (PCB) for better workability. These are also used as different seals and gaskets. The driving belts are used for transmission of drive in various machinery.

7. Medi-Tech

The largest use of textile is for hygienic application such as wipes, baby diapers, sanitary napkins etc. These applications account for over 23% of all non-woven production.

The other sophisticated textile material used in medical are artificial ligaments, skin replacements, hollow fibers used for dialysis, artificial levers etc. even with the help of tissue engineering human organ can be grown with the help of textile fibers.

8. Mobi Tech

The products range from carpeting of a vehicle, tyre cords, air bags etc. Composite reinforcements are used for manufacturing civil and military aircraft bodies, wings, and engine components etc. The textile fabric is used as acoustic material in the silencer of vehicles. It is more helpful in vehicle air conditioners for filtration purpose. Carbon composite materials are used for manufacturing of Formula 1 racing cars, because of its light weight & high strength.

9. Oeko Tech

These includes the material used for protection of environment and ecology. The products which are used for filtration of toxic gasses and waste water filtration medias are included in it. It also includes the products which are used as acoustic material in order to reduce the noise pollution due to various causes. Also biodegradable, one time usable (use & throw material) textile materials are included in it such as non-woven jute carry bags, coverings etc.

10. Pack Tech

These includes the bags & sacks traditionally made from cotton, flax & jute but nowadays bags are made from polypropylene (pp) which is very cheap & strong. This is used for efficient handling, storage & distribution of powdered or granular material like sugar, fertilizer, cement, flour, etc.

11. Protech

The various textile materials used in the protection of human beings & their property. The various jackets used to protect harsh atmospheric conditions, bullet proof jackets and various gloves used in various industries, face masks used in chemical industry etc. are included in the protective textile. The suits of soldiers fighting in various conditions such as forest, deserts, and higher altitude snowsuits. These all fabrics will be required in camouflage properties.

12. Sports Tech

The various products used in sports application are included in it such as playing turf of hockey ground, nets used in various games like football, tennis, table tennis, basketball, hockey, etc. The sports tech also includes the different types of protective materials used in various games such as gloves, helmets, safety pads, etc. Also, the playing equipment such as rackets, balls of various games like football, tennis, cricket, volleyball, etc. the carbon fibers are used for manufacturing of frames of the bicycle, the body of formula1 racing cars, sports bikes which are stronger than metal & lighter than metal.

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