Category: Educational

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,

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


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


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

Recycled Paper Bridge

Have a look at artist Steve Messam’s latest installation commissioned by Lakes Culture in the Lake District National Park in the UK.  Messam has created a temporary, recyclable bridge made out of 20,000 sheets of red paper. Eyecatching or what?

Facts About Paper Bags

With shopping bags taking up a serious amount of column inches in the national papers, we’ve been thinking about them a lot here at Priory Press. We believe in sustainable printing and if your shop uses branded carrier bags, have