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European forests have been growing by over 1,500 football pitches every day!

Priory Press has a vested interest in renewable sources for all the paper we use. News items like this always make us stop and take pause for better or worse. Here’s an interesting factoid that indicates that Europe is pushing

Amateur photographers seek out print suppliers

Both quality and paper choice are key issues for amateur photographers looking for a professional finish. So it’s an interesting phenomenon that non-professionals are choosing High Street and smaller printers to help them achieve a better finished product than a

5 Medical Applications that can be 3D Printed

3D printing in medicine has been on the increase. Priory Press are interested in the advances in the field. As it gets more popular who knows what Printing firms like our may be expected to produce. The field is open

Bank of England Prints Polymer Bank Notes

Priory Press is interested in the news that the Bank of England is to reveal the full design of the new £5 note, England’s first polymer note, on 2 June. The concept designs for the new £5 and £10 notes,

Epson unveils the world’s first in-office paper recycling system!

Can it be true? Will this device be a common site within offices across the land. It’s not entirely unthinkable is it that one of the planet’s best known manufacturers of print technology should devise such a machine? Called the

Saddle Stitching

How does Saddle Stitching work? Saddle Stitiching is probably the most common binding method. It is the process of binding pages together using staples known as stitches along the spine. This is a straightforward method for printing documents of up

The Origin of Christmas Cards

Ever wondered who invented the Christmas Card? It’s one of those ‘Chrissmassy’ things that we all take for granted but never truly stop and think about. It’s always nice to receive a card from pals and family we don’t see

THE HISTORY OF INK – PART 2

Beyond freehand Writing text using ink was done by hand for centuries. Woodblocks began to grow in popularity and importance from around the 2nd Century AD in China. The production of woodblocks was  labour intensive and mistakes were easy to

Join Woodland Trust’s Tree Register

One of the UK’s oldest and biggest wild pear trees has been chosen by the British public as ‘Tree of the Year 2015’ as reported by the Woodland Trust this week. The winning tree is based in Cubbington, Warwickshire. Known

THE HISTORY OF INK – PART 1

The use of ink can be traced back about 40,000 years. Ink colouration to enhance imagery and tell stories predates writing. The oldest caves paintings are found in El Castillo, Spain and Sulawesi, Indonesia.  The first paintings to depict the