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 …

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. …

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 …

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 …

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