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The Clever Printing Blog
Weekly print inspiration

An insight into what we do and what makes us inspired, think and enjoy print.

Our regular blog is about clever printing techniques, ideas on formats, innovative uses of paper and lots of clever ideas for standing out and being noticed.

Print technologies

Three obsolete print technologies (and why we abandoned them)

Print has advanced rapidly over the past century. Many of today’s print and print management companies would barely recognise the print technologies of even fifty years ago. Throughout print’s 1,500-year history, technologies have come and gone.

Typeface legibility

Legible, readable, beautiful: finding your font

Choosing the perfect typeface – perhaps one that captures the comical spirit of your piece without looking like a hyperactive child stole your laptop – can be a tricky business.

the history of print

Five ways that print changed the world

When Johannes Gutenberg created the printing press, he wasn’t the first person to attempt movable type printing. In fact, the Chinese had mastered the art a thousand years earlier, employing carved wooden blocks and ink. However, the first mechanical, movable type printing press as designed by Gutenburg changed the world forever.