Cincinnati, OH (PRWEB) May 23, 2011
ST Media Group International, a Cincinnati-based publisher of information products for both the design and signage/graphics industries, has launched the VISIONARY INNOVATOR: Find a Use for This Battery Contest in Industrial + Specialty Printing (iSP) magazine. ISP covers functional and decorative printing done as part of the manufacturing process.
Sponsors for the contest are Blue Spark Technologies of Westlake, OH (manufacturer of the 1.5v printed battery) and NorTech of Cleveland, OH (a nonprofit, technology-based economic development organization).
The readers of Industrial + Specialty Printing magazine are challenged to find a novel use or application for Blue Sparks 1.5v printed battery and become a VISIONARY INNOVATOR. An article by Matt Ream, VP at Blue Spark, in the July/August edition of iSP explains how the battery is made and suggests a few uses. Applicants may obtain a battery and also submit their best idea for a practical use of the battery (in 800 words) at the Industrial + Specialty Printing website.
The deadline for submission is September 16 with the winner selected by September 30. There is no cost per submission.
Independent judges have been selected from diverse industry backgrounds including a professor, a practicing engineer, and a product design engineer. Each submission will be judged for originality, low-cost production, environmentally friendly materials, commercial viability, and practicality.
The winner receives $ 200 from NorTech, a full-page, four-color article in iSP magazine, and recognition for being a VISIONARY INNOVATOR.
We are proud to promote the intelligence of our readers and to look for many lucrative industrial applications of printing, said Gail Flower, editor of iSP.
The publication will also feature cutting-edge features, industry news, and new products to help printers transform processes and increase output. More than 12,000+ subscribers, including in-plant operations within Fortune 500 companies, as well as contract decorators and commercial printing companies, will receive the magazine.
Industrial + Specialty Printing taps various markets including (but not limited to) automotive; medical; electronics, membrane switches, and flex circuits; RFID; OLED; solar cell and energy; consumer products manufacturers; and decals, labels, and nameplates. Plus, assorted printing processes featured include screen printing, inkjet printing (and other digital imaging technologies), pad printing, hot stamping, in-mold decoration, die cutting, and other finishing processes.
Interested readers may subscribe by visiting industrial-printing.net or calling 800-421-1321/513-421-2050, ext. 0. To advertise or receive a media kit, call group publisher/sales manager, Steve Duccilli, at 513-263-9344/800-925-1110, ext. 344. You can also contact Steve via email at steve(dot)duccilli(at)stmediagroup(dot)com. A media kit is also available on industrial-printing.net.
Located in Greater Cincinnati, ST Media Group International Inc. serves the visual communications industries with its trade publications, branded websites, a custom book division and industry events. Publications include Visual Merchandising and Store Design, Screen Printing, Signs of the Times, The Big Picture, Hospitality Style, Boutique Design, Package Design Magazine, and Signs of the Times & Screen Printing en espa