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Printed Electronics Now is a new online publication devoted to the fast growing field of electronic products created through the printing process, an emerging industry that promises to revolutionize the methods in which electronic components and systems are manufactured.

As our name indicates, printed electronics is happening now, and will continue to be a major force in electronics now and into the future. Printed electronics means that electronic circuits and components – even the intelligent chips themselves – can literally be printed in place on a variety of substrates, over areas both large and small. They can be flexible and they can be inexpensive, which opens up many new opportunities in a wealth of markets.

Printed electronics covers solar cells, batteries, displays, sensors, medical devices, military equipment, and much more. In the near future, the world will be treated to displays on packages, on pharmaceuticals that remind users when to take the drugs, more advanced electronic readers, flexible dashboard displays in vehicles, printed solar panels, and disposable devices that promise to revolutionize medical testing.

Because the industry is embryonic, the need for the timely dissemination of information is critical. That’s the role of Printed Electronics Now.

Printed Electronics Now is your resource for a wealth of information about the industry:
  • Breaking News
  • Feature Articles
  • White Papers
  • Industry Events
  • Glossary of Industry Terms
  • Directory of Companies
  • Calendar of Events
Printed Electronics Now chronicles the emergence and growth of this thrilling industry through in-depth articles, research papers, news of the moment, and detailed references that help bring printed electronics professionals closer together.

Printed Electronics Staff



Dale Pritchett, Publisher

Dale Pritchett has been involved in magazine publishing for 23 years. He is the publisher of Coatings World, Ink World and Coatings & Ink China, as well as the show daily newspapers for the CHINACOAT and the RADTECH UV/EB expositions. Prior to joining Rodman 12 years ago, he was the publisher of American Ink Maker. Dale has worked with the National Association of Printing Ink Manufacturers, The Federation of Societies for Coatings Technology, RadTech, the Color Pigments Manufacturers Association and numerous other paint and ink associations worldwide. He is a founding board member of the Metro New York Printing Ink Association and he was awarded the 2004 Joseph A. Fielder Fellowship Award by the New York Club of Printing House Craftsmen. He is a graduate of the University of Miami, where he majored in Music and Business.

Dave Savastano, Editor

Since joining Ink World as its editor in July 1998, David Savastano has covered all aspects of the ink industry. In addition, Dave is a contributing writer to Graphic Arts Monthly, Editor & Publisher, GATFWorld, GATF Technology Forecasts, and RadTech Report. He has been a featured speaker at industry conferences as well as ink industry associations. Prior to joining Rodman Publishing, Dave worked for 11 years in the newspaper industry, serving as editor of five newspapers and executive editor of North Jersey Newspapers' Bergen County publications, and received more than 20 awards in competitions. He has his bachelor's degree from Colgate University and master's degree in mass communications from Marquette University.


About Rodman Publishing


Rodman Publishing, based in Ramsey, New Jersey, has been a leading publisher of trade publications for more than four decades. Established in 1964, Rodman Publishing has been the leading source of information for global industries such as household and personal products, nonwovens, coatings and inks, label converting, nutritional supplements, and contract pharmaceutical and medical device outsourcing.

Rodman Publishing’s magazines are recognized as the Number 1 source of industry news and other information in the respective industries. With a controlled circulation of 140,000 readers in 120 countries, our magazines have a global reach and influence industry professionals around the world.

A family-owned business, Rodman Publishing in 2000 was recognized as one of the 40 fastest growing publishing companies by Folio Magazine. Aided by numerous new launches in the past five years, the company has experienced tremendous growth over that time. Rodman Publishing continues to post strong growth by extending our existing titles into new markets and foreign languages