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.
"There aren’t many industries around that can aspire to becoming genuinely sustainable. The paper industry, however, is one of them; it is inherently sustainable." - Jonathon Porritt, Co-Founder, Forum for the Future, January 2016
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.
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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.
In 1448, Johannes Gutenberg moved back to Mainz and by 1450 was operating a print shop. He had borrowed 800 guilders from local financier Johann Fust to purchase specific tools and equipment needed for his unique typography method.