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Colour of the Year 2016 – Marsala, PANTONE 18-1438

Pantone, an X-Rite company and the global colour authority, today announced PANTONE® 18-1438 Marsala, a naturally robust and earthy wine red, as the Color of the Year for 2016   While PANTONE 18-3224 Radiant Orchid, the captivating 2014 color of the year, encouraged creativity and innovation, Marsala enriches our mind, body and soul, exuding confidence […]

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'The haptic and tactile feedback of a Kindle does not provide the same support for mental reconstruction of a story as a print pocket book does' … an ebook reader. Photograph: Alamy

Readers absorb less on Kindles than on paper, study finds

Research suggests that recall of plot after using an e-reader is poorer than with traditional books A new study which found that readers using a Kindle were “significantly” worse than paperback readers at recalling when events occurred in a mystery story is part of major new Europe-wide research looking at the impact of digitisation on the reading […]

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Quire sans: the new type face has been created to for the print and communications business

New typeface harks back to the origin of print

It was an age of the Black Death, The Spanish Inquisition and public executions. And it was the age of the birth of print when the word quire referred to a collection of printed leaves, folded and ready for manuscript binding. The word quire has now been adopted by Monotype’s Jim Ford of the Monotype […]

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European Paper Recycling Rate 71.7% A World Record

Paper recycling in Europe at 71.7% – A reliable performance secures access to valuable raw material   The paper recycling rate in Europe reached 71.7% in 2013. The total amount of paper collected and recycled in the European paper sector remains stable at just over 57 million tonnes, despite decreasing paper consumption in Europe. Recycling […]

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CEPI: “zero waste programme for Europe” doesn’t reach far enough

CEPI welcomes the fact that the Circular Economy Package includes a landfill ban for recyclables as of 2025, but regrets that incineration for the same materials is not banned. On July 2, the European Commission adopted the EU Circular Economy Package (“Towards a circular economy: A zero waste programme for Europe). The Confederation of European […]

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