The coated paper manufacturing sector has seen some significant re-structuring. It also continues to see costs rise coupled with a deterioration in the UK exchange rate which makes it unattractive for suppliers to export their products to the UK. Those factors are to be passed on to the end-user. Coated paper prices are therefore expected [...]
Despite numerous price increases over the last year, paper is actually 20% cheaper than it was 6 years ago. This is according to the NAPM which I should add has caused a bit of a stir amongst paper buyers, primarily because in the current climate it really doesn’t feel like it’s cheaper. Increasingly I find [...]
Stop the presses, tear up all those corporate guidelines that state everything has to be blue and embrace a colour revolution. Pantone has announced the colour that is set to sweep ‘all aside’ next year and deliver happiness into our lives. Named Mimosa, or more conventionally for us designer types PANTONE® 14-0848, it is predicted [...]
Paper prices are set to increase on 1st July with uncoated stock rising by as much as 8%. Current market rumours suggest there may be 2 or 3 rises this year.
The chances are your business card will be the first physical item that you will give to a new client, customer or prospect. You’ve probably talked a few times and looked at eachothers websites but in terms of something to hold on to, it’s likely to be the card. So, what does yours say about [...]
Here we go then. We know we want FSC approved stock and we’ve chosen to use vegetable inks but how green do we need that stock to be? There are actually three types of FSC certified paper: There’s 100% FSC which is paper made by a certified mill. Then there is FSC Recycled. This must [...]
So, you’ve been mulling over the green issue for your printing and you’ve managed to get a favourable price on FSC approved paper but is that enough? To be even more environmentally friendly you may want to ask about the inks that are used on your printing. Traditional printing uses inks that are petroleum based [...]
We are experiencing an increasing demand for “greener” print, so for those of you that are considering moving into this area, here is a mini guide. The Forestry Stewardship Council (FSC) was set up in 1993 and is an independent body, to certify that forests are well managed, sustainable and being constantly renewed. The FSC [...]