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Print & Paper - Fact & Myth
Did you know that there is a MYTH that states that Planted Forests are BAD for the environment. While in FACT well-managed planted forests, such as those planted for the paper and printing industry, reduce the pressure on natural forests and can provide many other environmental benefits.
Did you know? Spirit duplicators were printing machines invented in 1923 and were used mainly by schools, churches, clubs, and other small organizations, such as in the production of fanzines, because of the limited number of copies one could make from an original, along with the low cost (and corresponding low quality) of copying.
The current Guinness World Record holder for the world's smallest reproduction of a printed book is “Teeny Ted from Turnip Town,” a children's story etched using an ion beam onto pure crystalline silicon by Simon Frazer University in Canada. It measures 70 by 100 micrometers, marginally larger than Aniskin's.
The steam powered rotary printing press was invented by Richard M.Hoe. It could produce millions of copies of a page in a single day. Mass production of printed works flourished after the transition to rolled paper, as a continuous feed allows presses to run faster.
Did you know: The business card was used by China in the 1400. It was used by the upper classes to introduce themselves to other people who would benefit them in the world of commerce. The receiver would decide if, on receiving their card at home, the sender was worthy of meeting them.
The world’s largest printer is almost 40 x 164 feet. This printer is known as Infinitus and is made by Big Image Systems. It can print an image up to almost 2,000 square feet! This printer is used for printing backdrops for TV shows, movies, and theatre productions.