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The original ideas of book reading in Cluj-Napoca Every now and then there are new initiatives to promote book reading but in the Romanian town of Cluj-Napoca such actions have become almost a way of life. Even though there are still some weeks to go until the end of the year, the town, Europe’s Youth […]

Spots promoting a successful company by showing its past achievements are not a novelty but RPA, the Santa Monica, California based ad agency of American Honda. It has conceived a two minutes spot which does this in a new brilliant way and which uses paper as its main tool. Launched a few weeks ago during CBS’s NFL games, it […]

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For quite a lot of European printing companies specializing in offset, the emphasis of the recent past has been more in keeping the existing capacity busy rather than adding new capacity but as always, there are exceptions and the Dutch company Veldhuis Media is one good example of this. Specializing in sheetfed offset commercial work […]

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Until quite recently street food was just that, cheap food prepared and eaten in the streets. In recent years, however, as more and more people get interested in culinary it has also become synonymus with quality, yet affordable, dishes based on the ordinary and traditional street food! There are guides to the best street food […]

If you happened to visit the Komori booth at the latest IGAS printing show in Tokyo you could be drawn to the conclusion that the company is still very much an offset press manufacturer. Its central attraction were two impressive Lithrone sheetfed presses, an eight colour GX40RP and a six colour G40 together with an […]

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Until recently ebooks seemed to be the future of book reading. Since their arrival in the 1990s their sales did not stop growing with many people in the publishing and printing industry predicting that within a few decades physical books would be regarded as something of the past. This idea was much bolstered not only […]

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For most of the 20th century, the city of Oporto had a vibrant printing sector and some of its finishing houses were regarded among the best in southern Europe for engravings, hand made stitching and other semi-manual jobs related to hardcover books. Since then a lot has changed in the printing and book publishing area […]

It all started in 2010 when Scott Ertl, a school counselor in Winston-Salem, North Carolina, was reading a book while riding a stationary bike at the gym. In a moment of inspiration he thought if the kids in his school would not fancy also reading something interesting while exercising. The school’s principal liked the idea […]

The Future of Books

Both in its print and digital editions, The Economist is well known for its articles on world events, politics, and business, together with regular sections on science and technology as well as books and the arts. This alone would be enough to draw the attention of many of its readers to its recent online essay […]

From the outside, “The Drinkable Book” looks like a normal hard cover book. It’s about 3 cm thick and has 20 pages. But these pages do a lot more than convey information on sanitation. Each page also serves as a water filter, a valuable tool for preventing waterborne illness in the developing world. The idea […]

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