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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 […]

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As we all get ready for La Rentrée and the “Back to School” period, The Printing Report takes a look at three videos which share novel ways to customize your notebooks ready for the new school year. As a fun art activity in the lead up to the return to school, take a leaf from […]

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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Chemists at The Ohio State University are developing paper strips that detect diseases including cancer and malaria—for a cost of 50 cents per strip. A ground-breaking research was conduted by Abraham Badu-Tawiah, Assistant Professor of Chemistry and BioChemistry at Ohio State University, and two post-doctoral researchers, Suming Chen and Qiongqiong Wan. The researchers were able […]

This amazing interactive paper sculpture introduces a beautiful new way of storytelling. “The Wild” is the design of Brooklyn-based Illustrator and Paper Engineer Simon Arizpe. Originally from Tuscon, Arizona, Arizpe gained a Bachelor of Fine Arts at New York’s Pratt Institute, Department of Communication Design, Brooklyn, in 2006. Since then, he has worked on beautiful […]

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This month’s news celebrates an invention which changed the printing industry and the launch a new scanner which has picked up an innovation award even before going into production. Rowe Scan 850i Picks Up a TOP 100 Innovator as it Goes into Production The Rowe Scan 850i wide-format scanner is set to go into production […]

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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 […]

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Although social media is changing the number of birthdays and special occasions we acknowledge, it hasn’t diminished our desire to send greetings cards. The USA buys 6.5 billion greeting cards each year – sustaining a $7 billion+ industry. Now, two entrepreneurs have launched a range of beautiful paper cards featuring pop-up paper sculptures – with […]

Alfalfa New York has released a truly stunning new print which celebrates the iconic sights and landmarks of New York City. The creative agency has created Iconic New York Illuminated – “a shimmering Klimt-like homage to New York at night”. Printed onto a velvety black, deep, rich, soft-touch, premium Italian paper, the iconic design uses […]

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