Trends and Innovation

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The need to find more sustainable packaging and printed materials is a real challenge for the industry. Two German innovations in this field are offering new alternatives for printed packaging. The Fraunhofer Institute for Silicate Research has been developing high-barrier coatings for many years. However, until now, they have not been bio-based or biodegradable. It […]

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There was a decidedly eco flavour to some of the packaging and printing innovations on display at this year’s Packaging Innovations, Empack and Label&Print exhibition at the UK’s National Exhibition Centre (NEC) last month. February 2019 saw more than 300 suppliers converge on Birmingham’s NEC to showcase the latest innovations in printing and packaging. The […]

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Uncoated paper has special qualities that make it ideal for special printing jobs.  The Printing Report considers what makes it so interesting. Uncoated paper has a special texture and a natural look that makes it a favourite when producing high-end printed materials. Its slightly rougher and more textured feel adds character to the page and […]

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In this age of digital communications and declining readerships, there is one element of print media that is thriving: business to business communications. The Printing Report investigates why. Businesses have long used print marketing – both for direct marketing and in business publishing. What is more surprising, perhaps, is that business appetite for print media […]

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Print marketing is enjoying something of a renaissance at the moment. The Printing Report takes a look at what trends will be driving print marketing innovations in 2019. 1# The revival of the print newsletter Marketing communications need to cut through the noise of digital channels and one way to do this is through print […]

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The paper industry is changing. In 2015, worldwide demand for graphic paper declined for the first time ever. However, exciting new opportunities in specialist papers, sustainable packaging and digitalisation offer new avenues for growth for the paper industry. A McKinsey report which looked at the transformational change in the pulp and paper industry identified some […]

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We review the year’s best and most innovative products and projects in print to celebrate the best innovations in print of 2018. 1# Embedding medical technologies into print advertising Ikea has run some memorably creative print advertising campaigns – notably its paper recipes. This year’s campaign to promote its nursery furniture raised the bar again […]

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Settling down with a book at Christmas is a special treat, so we’re taking a look at ten classic Christmas books that bring seasonal cheer. Could one of these books be in your Christmas stocking this year? 1. Jan Pieńkowski’s The First Christmas Nowhere is the original Christmas story more beautifully expressed than in British-Polish […]

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With the world’s attention suddenly focused on the need to reduce our use of single-use plastics, how can businesses switch to greener alternatives? When David Attenborough’s Blue Planet II first aired on the BBC, it raised huge public attention of an issue that has been concerning environmentalists for decades: the number of plastics finding their […]

paper revolution

Let’s celebrate the truly revolutionary spirit of paper by considering some of the huge transformations paper has bought to our societies throughout history. If a thought is worth keeping, one should put it to paper. We know this in our everyday lives from the special feeling we experience when we receive a thoughtful handwritten note […]

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