Consumables-Paper - Digital
Though improvements to the current paper supply and delivery challenges are likely in 2022, that isn’t the same as a return to pre-COVID-19 business practices. It may be nearly impossible for printers looking to enter new markets to obtain paper inventory.
Hunter Bliss runs a small, innovative printing business based in Shenzhen, China, called Pebble Printing Group. It specializes in radical sustainability, with an emphasis on stone paper.
In another of our free online PRINTING United Expo Preview days, we focus once again on the in-plant industry by talking with two in-plant managers about the logistics of adding wide-format printing equipment, and discussing substrate shortages and future availability with two experts.
For a decade, mills have been shutting their doors to try to control the supply-demand equation. Today, however, mill operating rates are well above 95%, they have put customers on allocation to prevent hoarding, and they have little to no flexibility in scheduling. What can you do?
The interaction of paper with jetted ink used to be problematic, but no longer. Advances in the production inkjet printing process have made it much more substrate-friendly than it once was, broadening applications well-suited for inkjet, and encouraging its adoption.
Correct color reproduction for multiple types of printing involves multistep processes, with each step offering numerous variants — one of which is paper/substrate and its inherent considerations. As a result, knowledge, measurement, and consistency are paramount.
Recycling of materials is considered to be an important part of a circular economy, but a new study published in Nature Sustainability questions the potential environmental benefits that come from paper recycling.
A four-year project examining the results of 54 research studies with 170,000 people has concluded that print is vital for effective education. The argument is that reading on paper results in deeper comprehension and retention, concentration, vocabulary building, and memory.
International Paper announced a plan to pursue a spin-off of the Company's Printing Papers segment into SpinCo.
According to the report, total printing-writing paper shipments decreased 24% in October compared to October 2019, and U.S. purchases of uncoated free sheet papers in October decreased 18% compared to last October while the inventory level decreased 2% compared to September 2020.