What is #IPD14? Find Out and Get Involved Here!

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Print lovers celebrate their love of print every day, but now we have an official date to brag… OCTOBER 8, 2014 is International Print Day! For a whole 24-Hours, print benefits and knowledge will be shared through social media by all those in favor of print. So what are you waiting for? Get involved! Share your favorite pro-print and print is green fact! Just tag #IPD14!

Here’s our favorite print myth: Harvesting Trees to Make Paper is Bad

While it’s true that collecting used paper and recycling it into new products is good for the environment, there’s a catch. The wood fibers in paper can be recycled only about five times before they get too weak and break down. That’s why we need fresh fiber harvested from responsibly managed forests, too. Using fresh fiber creates a sustainable cycle of high-quality recyclable material to continually replenish recycled fiber. And the paper industry’s perpetual use of trees discourages the sell-off of land for development, encourages sustainable forestry practices and supports hundreds of thousands of U.S. jobs.

  • To make the global fiber supply work, a continual input of fresh fiber is needed depending on the grade of paper manufactured (from 34% for tissue to 89% for printing and writing papers). Without this continual addition of fresh fiber, the supply of usable recycled fiber available to manufacture new products would last only a few months, depending on the grade of paper being manufactured (from 1.5 months for printing and writing papers to 17.5 months for tissue).

             – Metafore (now a division of GreenBlue)

  • Where profitable, timber management and the revenues it generates can serve as a hedge against the conversion of forest land to other uses such as real estate development, although the extent to which it can actually do so in the face of rapid increases in land values close to urban areas will vary.

             – U.S. Forest Service

  • The US mailing industry provides 8.4 million jobs and $1.3 trillion in sales revenue. The production, distribution and handling of mail (including paper and printing) accounts for over 2 million jobs and over $260 million in sales revenue.

             – Envelope Manufacturers Association

Read more facts from the website this information was taken from: http://twosidesna.org/Harvesting-Trees

HELP PRINT TREND THE PLANET!

Digital Reading Poses Learning Challenges

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Before you send your students off to school, learn how to make this school year the most successful it could possibly be. Careful to not pack that digital tablet in your backpack! Print is still the way to go…

“Comprehension may suffer when students read on the digital devices now flooding into classrooms, an emerging body of research suggests… When reading on screens, for example, people seem to reflexively skim the surface of texts in search of specific information, rather than dive in deeply in order to draw inferences, construct complex arguments, or make connections to their own experiences. Research has also found that students, when reading digitally, tend to discard familiar print-based strategies for boosting comprehension.”

Read more here: http://www.edweek.org/ew/articles/2014/05/07/30reading_ep.h33.html

Help us spread the Printed Word! Choose Print!

Hot Summer PRINTed Books!

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Summer’s not over yet! Hit the bookstore before your last beach trip to have some new printed reading for your relaxation time. Entertainment Weekly compiled the greatest and latest reading suggestions.

Remember, unlike digital e-books, printed books never need to be charged or protected from the sand. Print is durable; it can withstand the hot summer sun, sand, does not overheat, nor does it need a battery or plug-in to stay charged. Print can be read and used anywhere — any time!

Call The P.A. Hutchison Company today to place your order! 1-800-USA-PRNT  or sales@pahutch.com

http://shelf-life.ew.com/2014/06/04/summer-must-reads-10-books-for-your-beach-bag/

 

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Stephen King Chooses Print Only for “Joyland”

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Stephen King, notorious for his horror stories and complicated plots, has shown  where he stands in the war of print vs. digital. Originally an advocate for e-books, even attending the 2009 premiere and launch of Amazon’s Kindle 2, King has now found his way back to print.[2]

With efforts to boost revenues of book stores, King’s newest written piece, “Joyland,” will not be available in e-book format; the novel will be published June 4th in print only. “I have no plans for a digital version,” King explained about “Joyland.” “Maybe at some point, but in the meantime, let people stir their sticks and go to an actual bookstore rather than a digital one.”[3]

As King said in 2009 at the Kindle 2 premier, “Yes, MP3s and iTunes destroyed the CD industry. Nobody’s going to buy the whole if you can just buy a slice. But that doesn’t apply to books.”[4] King believed it then and he confirms it to this day, e-books will not replace printed books; e-books are a fad. Many people, like King, display unwavering support for print. Choose Print today!