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Paper-only creative options for sustainable print

Paper-only creative options for sustainable print

Some of the most popular creative print options rely on nothing but paper. This could be to add texture to the page, vary the reading experience, or simply to make the print stand out. This is an important topic because plastics are very widely used in print for popular finishes such as foil embossing and …

Sustainable print marketing in fashion: 9 creative examples

Sustainable print marketing in fashion: 9 creative examples

We investigated nine fashion print publications, ranging from direct mail catalogues to high-end creative magazines, and considered how their content and design choices demonstrate their environmental commitment to readers. Fashion brands are increasingly under scrutiny for their environmental impact. With the industry currently responsible for 10% of humanity’s carbon emissions, many consumers are choosing to …

Sustainable print finishing: foiling, spot UV & more

Sustainable print finishing: foiling, spot UV & more

Print finishes are processes which lend a tactile or visual effect to the printed page. This article investigates three widely used print finishing techniques… foiling UV varnish silk screening …and explains the creative possibilities and environmental considerations for each. All three of these techniques can be used on any area of the page, but are …

Sustainable Print Design: book & free PDF download

Sustainable Print Design: book & free PDF download

Sustainable Print Design is the first comprehensive guide to the materials and processes which make up a sustainable print production. Available to purchase from magCulture as an 80pp, thread-sewn book printed on recycled paper, or download the free PDF below. Download the free PDF, or scroll to read more about the book. What’s inside the book? …

Sustainable print laminates, coatings, and seals explained

Sustainable print laminates, coatings, and seals explained

Laminates, coatings, and seals can be used to protect a print production, or produce a certain visual or tactile effect. They all have their own environmental impact, with differences both in how each material is recycled or biodegrades – and also during production, where factors such as energy use and materials come into play. For …

Sustainable binding: a print designer’s guide

Sustainable binding: a print designer’s guide

The first questions people ask about sustainable printing often relate to recycled paper. But it’s a rare print production which contains paper and ink alone.   Bindings serve a functional purpose, with some options being stronger and more long-lasting than others. They can also be used to enhance a production’s aesthetic, or reflect your brand’s personality. …

Paper Finder Tool: printing with recycled paper

Paper Finder Tool: printing with recycled paper

The Paper Finder Tool serves as a definitive reference point to help you discover the perfect sustainable recycled paper for your project. Discover 50 creative and recycled stocks available in the UK, and compare… Prices Colours Finishes Inclusions Smoothness And recycled content …all conveniently laid out on a single sheet, making it a handy addition …

Recycled paper: a print designer’s guide

Recycled paper: a print designer’s guide

Recycled paper is an exciting world of creative possibilities, but many people are surprised to discover that recycled paper isn’t necessarily needed for a sustainable production. Recycled materials certainly bring environmental benefits. They typically require less water to produce, and have a smaller carbon footprint than virgin fibre (although this depends on the individual paper. …

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