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5 Best Blogs to Follow in the Printing Industry

Sophie Jackson
08/12/22 12:11

If you’re reading this, you’ll already know that blogs are a perfect way to find out facts and learn about new things – such as finding the latest trends in your industry, doing some market research, or even being a great opportunity for networking. The bottom line is that blogs are an extremely useful tool for any company! 

We like to use the Tharstern blog to share our advice and expertise with the industry, but there are other great blogs out there too. You can find the most popular ones through simple keyword searches about your niche via search engines, or other RSS platforms. You could even use other keyword search methods such as using hashtags on Twitter.

But, to save you the hassle, I’ve composed a list of 5 blogs in the printing industry that I think are worth subscribing to, or at least adding to your bookmarks.

Two-sides

The Two Sides blog was created in 2008 and they aim to create a forum for the industry to work together. They promote the sustainability of print and paper, while dismissing common environmental misconceptions by providing knowledge on why print and paper is both practical and sustainable. With relevant stories from around the world and other forms on content, you'll certainly find something interesting!

Print-and-procurement

Print and Procurement is a blog run by experienced print specialist Matthew Parker. He started the blog as he didn't think there was enough help for people who buy print, or for companies who want to improve their print. They offer a consultancy service, but their blog is very interesting and covers some great topics.

WhatTheyThink

WhatTheyThink is a personal favorite of mine. Not so much a blog as such, however I feel it needs more spotlight. The site offers a range of educational publications for every niche within print; Economics, Wide Format, Labels & Packaging, Production Inkjet and Mergers & Acquisitions. They also host webinars and live events, going the extra mile for their readers and subscribers.

FESPA

FESPA was founded in 1982 and supports the print community through expos, events, networking opportunities and educational content. They regularly share content for a wide range of sectors including screen printing, digital printing and textile printing.

Their blog is packed with thought provoking articles about sustainability, technology, industry news and more. As a FESPA member, you'll also have access to exclusive 'members-only' content!

For-print-only

For Print Only stopped publishing new posts in October 2017, however, if you're interested in print and need some ideas, then it is a great blog to try and get your creative juices flowing. It was dedicated to the development, production and visuals of print. It holds numerous case studies and exhibits many beautiful pieces of work, making it a great source of inspiration for companies with a design department.

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