Trends and Innovation

In nature, nothing is wasted – one species waste is another one’s food.  Things grow, they die, and their nutrients are returned to the soil.  A circular economy is one which, like the natural world, is based on recycling and reuse, feeding back waste products into the system, emulating nature so that waste is minimized. […]

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Stocking up with new pens and stationary is one of our favorite September ‘back to school’ treats. But it seems that adding a new pen and notebook to your new semester shopping list isn’t just fun – it might even help with your studies. There is an idea that most people are more comfortable taking […]

Quite possibly the coolest thing we’ve seen this month, ZUtA Labs has released a video of its innovative new product: a portable mini robotic printer. ZUtA labs began with a KickStarter campaign and this latest innovation is currently available for pre-order on the crowdfunding website. This tiny portable printer weighs in at just 350g and […]

Scientists at MIT Media Lab have created “aeroMorph” – a technology that transforms paper into 3D shapes, such as beautiful paper cranes. Origami, the ancient Japanese craft of paper folding (from the Japanese 折り “ori” meaning “to fold” and 紙 “kami” meaning “paper”) has a long and distinguished history. Dating back to the Edo period […]

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Non-profit organisation Two Sides is committed to an anti-greenwashing campaign. It argues that going paperless is not necessarily greener. Two Sides is a global initiative run by companies from the Graphic Communications Industry. It began an anti-greenwashing campaign in 2012. Since then, more than 170 companies, including many of the Fortune 100, have removed misleading […]

print-revival

The seemingly inexorable shift to digital is not a universal trend. Some magazines are seeing a rise in their print sales and others are making a conscious shift to print form. We take a look at the visionaries bucking the trend… The Pew Research Center report into the State of News Media 2016 showed that […]

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For far too long, we’ve been talking about ‘Print media versus digital media’ like they were North and South, Up and Down, Left and right – 2 poles, and ‘never the twain shall meet’. The thing is, it never really had to be like that. In fact, for many advertisers, it already isn’t. ‘Immersive experiences’ […]

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The FESPA Awards are coming to Hamburg, Germany this year on the 10th of May. Many of you who are big fans of or active participants in the print and graphic arts industry already know this, of course, but for those of you who have missed out on this wonderful event so far we’ve put […]

sustanaible

Despite a few voices to the contrary, we know what the price of modern society’s dependence on carbon-producing power and technology is. The climate has already started to change, and that change could soon spiral out of control. We’re past the point that reducing or even eliminating CO2 production can help. We have to find […]

Why the Print Catalog Is Back in Style

With even small retailers having an online presence and shopfront these days, it might seem like an unusual decision for a major retailer to revive print catalogues as part of their marketing strategy. However, that’s just what J C Penney have recently announced. Reason n.º 1 – Engage Customers Traditional retailers have never stepped away […]

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