Paper problems

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Where do we start with paper for print? If you want a simple answer… Well first chop down some trees, (sustainable of course), split them and chop them into tiny fibres, throw in some water and stir it all around. Next throw in some extra chemicals, optical brighteners, squeeze through a mangle whilst applying a coating and voila - a quality sheet of paper. But that's way too big for my Heidelberg press. So that large roll of paper that the mill produced is now cut down into sheets. The sizes for my press are SRA2, which is 640mm x 450mm and B2, which is 720mmx520mm. There ...

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It's all in the finish

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Ironically in finishing, preparation is key. My alarm goes off at 4:15am (iPhone classic in case you are wondering). It sounds like the evacuation alarm from some space ship being attacked by aliens! It does the trick though and I'm soon up and ready, heading from Plymouth to Totnes for another day in the finishing department at Kingfisher Print & Design. Ironically in finishing, preparation is key. And speaking from a triathlete's point of view, the transition can make or break the race. I tend to arrive before the rest of the team and prep the workload for t ...

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Invitations for business launch.

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Happy print customers It's always nice to hear customers are happy with a job we have printed for them. We've just had some lovely feedback from Applied Automation who provide innovative automation:solutions, systems and products for manufacturing, marine, homes and commercial properties. We were asked to print a series of invitations for a number of business launches. You can read the feedback and see the bespoke invitations on twitter.       ...

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