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Imagine if the most secure element of your passport is the structure of the paper it is printed on.  New research from a team at the University of Newcastle suggests this could be the case! While governments around the world invest heavily in bio-metric technologies and highly advanced digital printing techniques, a security expert at […]

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Paper has a multitude of uses – from the teabag that infuses our morning cuppa to the newspaper we read which we sip it.  But this is just small fry to the weird and wonderful uses uncovered in a book by Nicholas A. Basbanes. Journalist Nicholas A. Basbanes published his history of paper “On Paper: […]

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So you think you know about how marketing channels perform? A new infographic published by Print Power sheds new light on the effectiveness of print-based marketing and highlights some surprising statistics. The Print Power infographic looks at three different elements of print-based marketing: • Engagement levels • Effectiveness • Campaign ROI Even experienced marketers might […]

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Elon Musk’s success story shows how books can positively influence our lives. “I was raised by books.  Books, and then my parents,” the SpaceX and Tesla tycoon told Rolling Stone magazine in November 2017. He rarely saw his parents, Maye, a dietitian and model, and Errol, an engineer in Pretoria, while growing up for the […]

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Economists show that boys who grow up around books earn significantly more money as adults. Economists at the University of Padua in Italy have announced the findings of a pan-European study incorporating data and feedback from 5,820 subjects which looked at how a range of factors affected lifetime earnings for men. Their results show that lifetime earning […]

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Research shows that access to books makes a huge difference to a child’s life chances.  Books for Africa is a charity that is working to give that important access to children across Africa. Books for Africa was established in 1988 by Minnesotan Tom Warth following his travels to Africa.  After returning home, he shipped several […]

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Here at the Printing Report, we’re always fascinated about how reading preferences change across media.  Now, a new report is providing greater insights into how students prefer to consume information. The study, coordinated by Diane Mizrachi from UCLA, USA, involving  researchers from numerous countries all over the world, including researchers at Polytechnic Institute of Porto and Porto Accounting […]

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Here’s what’s going on book sales world: Printed book sales continue to increase. Meanwhile, e-book sales are falling. The Printing Report takes a look at what this means. 2017 data released by NDP BookScan show a 1.9% increase in print book sales last year. The NDP data captures around 80% – 85% of global print […]

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With the world’s eyes focus on the devastating impact that plastic has on our oceans, paper is once more reasserting itself as a valid packaging medium. The recent UK BBC TV series Blue Planet revealed shocking images of the damage plastic is doing to the world’s oceans. Together with China’s decision to no longer accept […]

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A team of researchers from the Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin has demonstrated that generating electricity does not have to be an expensive task. All that is required is a pencil, a sheet of paper and a conductive ink! Residual heat is one of the largest unused energy sources in the world. Now, researchers at Helmholtz-Zentrum Berlin have […]

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