PRINTERS MUST PROVESUSTAINABILITY

Pressure is building on publishers to prove sustainability or lose ad buyers, reports ‘What’s New in Publishing’. This will impact printers, who are increasingly expected to prove their own environmental credentials to their customers. There are various tools for printers to calculate their carbon footprint. These include the IntergrafRecommendations on CO2 emissions calculation in the printing industry, and the linked …

PRINT CLOSER TO BEING IN SCOPE OF EU DEFORESTATION LAW

Following our advocacy towards Members of the European Parliament, an amendment has been tabled in the EU Deforestation Regulation draft which includes printed paper products in the scope. This is good news for our sector. We commend the European Parliament’s Environment Committee for voting to extend the scope of the Deforestation Regulation to printed paper products, closing an important loophole. …

TWO SIDES SURVEY DISCLOSES THAT 8/10
CONSUMERS WANT MORE SUSTAINABLE
PACKAGING

Do you value sustainability when it comes to your choices as a consumer? Survey results reveal that consumers want more sustainable packaging and expect companies to be more transparent. The survey interviewed 2.000 adults and revealed that the vast majority (82%) believe companies use too much or excessive packaging when delivering or selling in-store products. Almost half of those who …

World Vision Ukraine Appeal

Ukraine Appeal Mailing 3rd March 2022 Dear Member In these special circumstances in Ukraine. The Irish Printing Federation and its suppliers are happy to support and donate their time and materials to the World Vision Ukraine Appeal Mailing. We hope it make some difference in the exceptional efforts in their Appeal. We are now looking for a contribution/donation to cover …

PAPER TRADITIONS AROUND THE WORLD

Paper is central to some of the world’s oldest traditions that continue to be practiced today. Moreover, there are artistswho create highly intricate sculptures out of paper. Let’s explore some traditions around the globe where paper is at its core. In Japan during the Tanabata festival one particular custom is to write one’s wishes on a colourful piece of paper, …

POSITIVE TRENDS RELATING TO CONSUMER BEHAVIOUR IN THE PRINTING INDUSTRY

Even though the printing industry is facing several challenges nowadays due to the current paper shortage situation, it is crucial to highlight some positive trends relating to consumer behaviour. Firstly, direct mail is enjoying a resurgence. A recent study shows that almost half of Generation Z trust mail ads and 42% have searched for a brand online after receiving a …

Print Industry Pension Fund

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PRINT INDUSTRY PENSION FUNDSA bona fide investment advisory firm has recently advertised that some funds remain in print industry pension funds and may be paid out to qualifying persons (and to appropriate relatives of deceased members). Their newspaper notice referred to the 1970s and 1980s, but we should not rule out employment before or after that.The investment company is: Acumen …

Best foot forward for 2021

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Irish Printing Federation President Diarmuid Dawson talks to Denise Maguire of the Irish Printer about the ongoing issues affecting the print industry and the new challenges brought about by Covid-19. At the start of 2020 I had a chat with Diarmuid Dawson, Irish Printing Federation (IPF) President and MD at Innovative Print Solutions Ltd and Dermot Downer, Vice President of …