Carbon neutral printing explained – and myths debunked

Carbon neutral printing explained – and myths debunked

The carbon impact of a print production will depend on a range of factors, including the size and weight of the product, and the number of processes and materials involved. There are various ways in which this can be mitigated by making certain choices throughout the design and printing process. This article explains these choices, …

Sustainable book printing: a publisher’s guide

Sustainable book printing: a publisher’s guide

Like any type of print, a simple book can be printed with very little environmental impact. Materials and processes can be selected and managed so that carbon emissions and plastic waste are eliminated, or greatly reduced. The purpose of this article is to help book publishers and designers understand these options so that they can …

Slow down & come together: Graphius interviews Kinfolk

Slow down & come together: Graphius interviews Kinfolk

Kinfolk started out as an independent magazine based out of Portland, Oregon, about togetherness, food and the sharing of ideas. Now it’s a powerful force in publishing with a broader focus and a readership that’s spread across the globe. Graphius magazine asked its publishing director, Eddie Mannering, to join the dots for us. Graphius Magazine: …

A very fine cat-alogue

A very fine cat-alogue

Established in England in 1825, the auction house Cheffins has a rich history. One of their more modern traditions is to get all their auction catalogues printed with London’s Park Communications, which recently became part of the Graphius family. Graphius Magazine perused one of their most recent catalogues together with Cheffins’ general valuer, Christopher Halls, …

9 sustainably printed books, reviewed by Park

9 sustainably printed books, reviewed by Park

Independent publishers are well-known for taking a stance on sustainability, but today, mainstream publishers are also investing in sustainably printed books. The creators of these books have taken into consideration many different aspects of the production – from paper choice, to binding, to shipping distance, as well as their educational subject matter – in order …

A guide to sustainable printing on a budget

A guide to sustainable printing on a budget

Sustainable choices for a print production will often affect the cost of the finished product. Some features will save money; others will drive up costs significantly. The range of choices is wide-reaching, and decisions at each stage of the process – from paper choice and page size, to the binding, finishing, and transportation of your …

Park x Graphius: Interview with the CEOs

Park x Graphius: Interview with the CEOs

In June 2022, Park Communications joined Belgium’s Graphius Group. Graphius Group is one of Europe’s biggest printing companies, with one of the continent’s largest and most technically-advanced case binderies. The Group also publishes its own print title, Graphius Magazine. The magazine spoke to the founders of Park, Chief Executive Heath Mason and Managing Director Alison …

Elephant poo & wildflower seeds: recycled paper at Frogmore Mill

Elephant poo & wildflower seeds: recycled paper at Frogmore Mill

Both the oldest and one of the most forward-thinking mills in the country, Frogmore Paper Mill is constantly innovating around sustainable paper production. Park spoke to Elena Lewendon, CEO of the historic mill, about the ways in which Frogmore is working to develop its pioneering, sustainably made papers. Frogmore has been recycling paper since 1895. …

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