If fiction isn’t your bag, this collection of biographies and autobiographies could inspire your beach reading.  Explore the lives of the great and the good – from great historical figures to modern cultural icons.   My Own Story by Emeline Pankhurst As the UK celebrates the 100th anniversary of votes for women, it’s a great […]


Are you ready to go on vacations? Have you selected your destination already? No? We are here to help you out, then. We’ve made an inspiring selection of travel books to whet your appetite for the summer vacation season 2018. All you have to do is sit down and relax. Lonely Planet’s Best in Travel […]


Game of Thrones may be taking a leave of absence from our TV screens, but this hasn’t diminished the enthusiasm of its fans in any way – as this incredible homage makes clear. Philippine artist Robbin Gregorio is a designer and paper-cutter.  His beautiful representations of favourite Games of Thrones characters elevate paper cutting to […]

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Imagine if the most secure element of your passport is the structure of the paper it is printed on.  New research from a team at the University of Newcastle suggests this could be the case! While governments around the world invest heavily in bio-metric technologies and highly advanced digital printing techniques, a security expert at […]

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Paper has a multitude of uses – from the teabag that infuses our morning cuppa to the newspaper we read which we sip it.  But this is just small fry to the weird and wonderful uses uncovered in a book by Nicholas A. Basbanes. Journalist Nicholas A. Basbanes published his history of paper “On Paper: […]

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So you think you know about how marketing channels perform? A new infographic published by Print Power sheds new light on the effectiveness of print-based marketing and highlights some surprising statistics. The Print Power infographic looks at three different elements of print-based marketing: • Engagement levels • Effectiveness • Campaign ROI Even experienced marketers might […]


Elon Musk’s success story shows how books can positively influence our lives. “I was raised by books.  Books, and then my parents,” the SpaceX and Tesla tycoon told Rolling Stone magazine in November 2017. He rarely saw his parents, Maye, a dietitian and model, and Errol, an engineer in Pretoria, while growing up for the […]


Economists show that boys who grow up around books earn significantly more money as adults. Economists at the University of Padua in Italy have announced the findings of a pan-European study incorporating data and feedback from 5,820 subjects which looked at how a range of factors affected lifetime earnings for men. Their results show that lifetime earning […]


Research shows that access to books makes a huge difference to a child’s life chances.  Books for Africa is a charity that is working to give that important access to children across Africa. Books for Africa was established in 1988 by Minnesotan Tom Warth following his travels to Africa.  After returning home, he shipped several […]


Here at the Printing Report, we’re always fascinated about how reading preferences change across media.  Now, a new report is providing greater insights into how students prefer to consume information. The study, coordinated by Diane Mizrachi from UCLA, USA, involving  researchers from numerous countries all over the world, including researchers at Polytechnic Institute of Porto and Porto Accounting […]