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This book is a planetarium!

This incredibly cool book uses intricate folding to act as a portable planetarium. It's also a spirograph tool, a portable speaker, a perpetual calendar, decoder ring and guitar - and they're all made from paper. 
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Last orders on social media

UK pub chain JD Wetherspoons has decided to stop all their social and digital marketing believing it's a waste of their time and only encourages people to complain. All their marketing will now go on their magazine and website only.
Read more here... and here...

 

Poster nets a clever solution

An environmental agency in Colombia has met a challenge to their native fish species by pairing their marketing campaign with a practical solution: the poster educating fishermen about catching lionfish turns into a net to do just that.
Read more here...

Creative binding is trending, but is it right for you?

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Like everything in print, there are lots of options. But be careful you don't get caught up in the head rush and get quoted for some fancy Japanese stab binding - and  the price difference too - when all you need is a simple saddle stitching. 

Click here for our free Glide Print Guide to Standard Binding.

Binding can be formal, handcrafted, traditional, contemporary, industrial - there are plenty of interesting choices.
 
It's as important to a finished project as the concept, design and printing because the way a piece is bound is crucial to a great first impression.


Glide Print.

We know about printing.

 

Screw Bound
Saddle Stitched

We created a handy guide to help you avoid any confusion so you can ask for the binding technique that's best for you.

Perfect Bound

Or just call us. We know all about binding, we've been doing it for over 20 years.

Comb Bound
Stab Stitched
Case Bound
 

 
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As businesses move towards 100% digital transactions, claims such as "save trees, go green and go digital" are part of their marketing strategies to encourage consumers to switch from paper to digital communications.

What many don't realise is that
these claims are a form of greenwashing.

To keep you informed of the facts over the fiction, here's some interesting data about how your electronic communications.are affecting the environment.

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Click here to download the full-sized image.

 

 

MYTH NO. 1
PAPER IS ENERGY INTENSIVE AND HAS A HIGH CARBON FOOTPRINT:

The Pulp, Paper & Print sector is one of the smallest greenhouse gas (GHG) emitters of the major industry sectors on the planet, responsible for just 1.1% of the world's GHG emissions. 

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MYTH NO. 3
ONLY RECYCLED PAPER SHOULD BE USED:

Paper made from sustainable forests is needed to start the paper cycle. Recycled fibre degrades after several uses and the paper industry needs fresh fibre from responsibly managed forests to keep the renewable cycle going.

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MYTH NO. 2
PAPER IS A WASTEFUL PRODUCT:

Paper is one of the most recycled products in the world. In fact, 95% of Australian households recycle/reuse their paper products. Paper is recycled more than any other household item.

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MYTH NO. 4
RECYCLING USES MORE ENERGY THAN MAKING SOMETHING NEW:

More energy, water and other resources are used in making new things than in recycling. Recycling paper saves 60% of the energy used to make new paper.

SOURCE:  
The Washington PostTwo Sides Australia