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 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 …

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. …

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 …

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, …

Fine art printing: a guide to stunning image reproduction

Fine art printing: a guide to stunning image reproduction

The ‘perfect’ printed image depends on good communication with your printer. Informed buyers will find it far easier to achieve their desired results. There’s a ripe opportunity to print higher-quality images, with far less complexity, for publishers and artists who are better-informed about the factors that lead to outstanding print reproduction. At Park, we’re often …

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