Today, digital printing is more talked about in the popular press than it ever has been since the introduction of desktop printers in the mid-1980’s. But what people are talking about now, is not digital printing of content that is intended to be viewed by humans, but rather digital print- ing of functional components and objects that are intended to be used in ways that generally are not limited to viewing by a human observer. Jan P. Allebach, Hewlett-Packard Distinguished Professor of ECE at Perdue University, spoke about digital printing at the University of Delaware on March 11, 2015. His address, titled “Digital Printing: The Transformation of a 2,000-year-old Technology and What It Means To You,” was part of the College of Engineering’s Distinguished Lecture Series. Visit for more info.