From time to time, I like to share the amazing artists I meet or discover online, and the amazing things they are doing with paper. Today, let me tell you about Shamekh Bluwi. He is a visual artist and fashion illustrator who uses a surprisingly simple (and highly imitable) technique to incredible results. Once you […]

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As much as we have been conditioned to as ‘is there an app for that’ these days, it appears that simply taking notes and outlining the important parts of our day on paper – actual ‘treeware’ – is a great deal more effective than using any of the very many electronic day planning and note […]

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 […]

Even though many of us get our news fix online or on tablet devices these days, there is a still a fascination with an old-fashioned press and the smell of newsprint. The printing plant for the New York Times is over 4645.152 m², and is manned by around 350 employees who produce the paper every […]

What an exciting month this is for all the paper lovers around the world. Yes, we are talking about Valentine’s day and all the cutest paper crafts you can do to show your love to your better half, to a special friend or simply to make the world a colourful place. The web is flooded […]

Jet Mira

When it comes to astonishing advances in graphics printing in recent years, Agfa leads the way with an impressive portfolio. The Belgian-German multinational company already had flat-bed presses which were the go-to replacement for existing screen printing equipment, but to add to the range of software and consumables, the new Jeti Mira, widely used to […]

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Paper sculpture is not new; from delicate cut-out work to more rough-hewn papier mache designs, it’s something you’ve probably even had a go at yourself – even if that’s only to make a few paper chains at Christmas, or in the most basic terms, to make a paper aeroplane to throw across a room. Paper […]

More (...) smart era

Within the next few years, a staggering 25billion plus devices will be connected to the internet. The printing industry is something of an innovator here, having been benefitting from connecting devices to networks since the very early days of the technology being available. Within the next few years, a staggering 25 billion plus devices will be […]

Paper: the most astonishing technology

Technology is a catch-all term for how fast new innovations of the modern world are moving. Used to cover everything from our obsession with social media to the devices we use to access it – some with a stylised piece of fruit stamped on their brushed metal backs – we forget that even thirty years […]

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You would think that a cook book curated by a double Michelin star-awarded kitchen couldn’t get any tastier – and you would be wrong. Introducing: The Cooked Book Project. A cutting-edge cooked book where you – literally – eat with your eyes first. Designed to revolutionize the way we think of and consume recipe books, […]

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