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Wine is quite a business in Portugal. The country has tens of thousands of wine makers, from small local wineris to big multinationals, and wine production represents almost 5% of the local gdp. Given this, it is hardly surprising that there are quite a few local publications specializing in wine and wine makers but one […]

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The UK printing sector is recognized as one of the most technically advanced and forward looking not only in Europe but worldwide too and there is probably no one better to talk about its present and future than Gareth Ward, the editor of Print Business. Here are his views on the most important trends affecting […]

THE MYTHS OF THE PAPERLESS OFFICE

Our love hate affair with paper is still there. Published back in 2002, the book “The myths of the paperless office” by Abigail Sellen, and Richard Harper, was quite a shock when it came out. At the time both were researchers at the Xerox’s Cambridge EuroParc and set out to research why the then so […]

Normally, books come from trees but one book publisher in Argentina, Pequeño Editor, managed to reverse the process. Together with the local advertising group. FCB Buenos Aires, it created Tree Book Tree, a program that involves making handsome, hand-stitched books from acid-free paper, jacaranda seeds and ecologically friendly ink. Once planted in the ground, they, […]

Every now and then we come across some amazing videos of marriage proposals and since recently there are even companies specializing in creating the “right” environments for such occasions but one young South Korean had a crunch idea for his proposal, and it had a lot to do with paper. It involved sticking thousands of […]

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More and more studies have been carried out on the subject of digital reading versus paper reading. Most of these studies have concentrated on showing that an increasing number of people, mainly children and youths, prefer digital reading compared to paper reading but a recent research project directed by the Norwegian scholar Anne Mangen, though, […]

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