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Printing is part and parcel of our everyday lives, from newspapers to menus, printed material surrounds us and will continue to do so for a long time to come. We took a look at 5 cool and unusual printing facts in our latest blog.

[/fusion_text][fusion_text]Oldest Mechanically Printed Book: The first mechanically printed book is arguably, but generally accepted to be, the Gutenberg Bible, printed in Mainz, Germany around the year 1455.

World’s Smallest Printed Book: Measuring only 74 x 0.75 mm, the world’s smallest book is a Japanese book containing pictures of the flowers of the four seasons and holds a Guinness World Book of Records entry.

Largest Printed Catalogue: In 2005, Aviall Services Inc. released a catalogue that had 2,656 pages, weighed 3.4 kg and is 7.1 cm thick.

Ink Expensive: The retail cost of black printer ink is one of the most expensive liquids on the planet, far exceeding oil and even space shuttle fuel (on a per gallon basis).

 Waste: Unfortunately, printers don’t just create information that helps us in our everyday lives; they create environmental waste as well. For example, did you know if the world’s discarded printer cartridges were stacked end-to-end in one year’s time, they would circle the earth three times over?


Without the print industry we would not be able to enjoy everyday objects that we take for granted. Although we now live in a more digital age it seems printers have only begun to leave their mark on the future.

For more details on how Avalon Print can look after all your print requirements, contact our print team on 01 8258011 email: info@avalonprint.ie