The Newest in Printing Ink Technology–No Ink

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You can’t have printing without ink, right?  Not always.  The fax machines of the last century used temperature sensitive paper and heat to reproduce printing on a page.  The quality was lousy. The only color was black on white(ish) paper, and any sort of photo was almost impossible to reproduce.  OK, so you can’t have…

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Is Document Printing Still an Option in Our Digital World?

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There is no denying that our world is digital.  People can communicate and share information instantaneously.  Businesses can reach thousands, or even millions, of customers with one email, post, or tweet.  Given all this, is document printing even relevant today? The Printing Industries of America, an advocacy organization, thinks so.  It can be a vital…

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Cool Calendars? It’s About Time.

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A calendar is something we all use and usually don’t even consider much.  It is there to tell us what day it is and what we have to do.  Since it is something you use everyday, why not make it more interesting and unique? A German paint company, Alpina, did just that.  To showcase some…

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The History of Paper

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It is a fairly common perception that the papyrus used in Ancient Egypt was the first paper.  Having been developed in the 3rd millennium BC, it is most certainly the first material used for writing and recording images.  Technically, papyrus isn’t paper though.  It is made from strips of the pith of the papyrus plant…

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Thinking Ink

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Ink has been in existence since ancient times, and its composition hasn’t changed much. In its simplest form, ink is a color suspended in a solvent. When the solvent evaporates, the color is left behind. Today’s inks are rarely simple, however. A variety additives are used to affect the thickness, drying time, permanence, appearance when…

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