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Writing is the new cool

Posted on 22nd January 2016 by Chris Leonard-Morgan

I was planning a New Year whinge about my growing irritation with people who say that no one writes by hand any more – which couldn’t be further from the truth –  but have decided to take a more positive line as this is International Handwriting Week and tomorrow is International Handwriting Day!

There is much to be positive about.

Let’s first address the silly statement that no one writes any more.
People may be writing less by hand  – I admit to that in my own life – but most still write to some extent, however unremarkable the task in hand.  International Handwritng WeekFACT.

I will go further….with the growth in world population, I would suggest that more people are writing by hand today than ever before, either of necessity or by choice which brings me to my second point.

I am sure that today’s stylish and fashionable writing and paper products are actually driving the market and for some, even a return to the pleasure of writing.

As Paperchase’s chief executive Timothy Melgund said last week, “there is an anti-technology theme playing its part….you can show you care so much more with a card (or letter) than an email.”

Reasons to be cheerful?  Definitely.

Consumers worldwide love stationery and it is becoming fashionable to write by hand.  Stationery is hotter than ever, and writing is cool.

Happy International Handwriting Day!

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First Time Exhibitor Offers ‘British Craftmanship At Its Finest’

Posted on 2nd February 2016 by Vanessa Fortnam

Based on Canvey Island in Essex, Charfleet Book Bindery will be exhibiting at the Stationery Show for the first time this year on stand M303.

Their new collection includes several ranges of beautiful A5 notebooks – covered in fantastic metallics, lovely zingy coloured linen and some in a clever, grained PU flexible cover.  Take a look at these photos to get a feel for their offer!

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Flexible Covers – this range of A5 size notebooks is available in fashionable colours, printed on cream paper with grey feint rule bound in a flexible grained PU cover with a unique detachable elastic closure strap for a modern look and feel.

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Linen Collection – this new collection of A5 size notebooks features a range of bright, fun colours with themed slogans silver foiled onto a linen material cover. Printed and bound in the UK. 160pages of white paper, printed with a grey feint rule with a hard back cover.

Modern, trendy design cover featuring two colour metallic foil embossing,this new A5 notebook. Available in 5 colour ways with a hard back cover. Printed and bound in the UK on white paper with grey feint rule – 160 pages.

Modern, trendy design cover featuring two colour metallic foil embossing,this new A5 notebook. Available in 5 colour ways with a hard back cover. Printed and bound in the UK on white paper with grey feint rule – 160 pages.

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Charfleet Book Bindery has also produced a stylish ‘London Postcode’ themed range, which features six titles – a celebration of iconic addresses within the capital. Contrasting front endpaper is printed with details of each area and contains a useful information section and full colour London Underground map at the back.

For more information go to: www.charfleetbookbindery.com.

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‘Man on the Moon’ theme works for Magic Whiteboard too!

Posted on 16th December 2015 by Penny Day

This charming video has been made by the team at Magic Whiteboard, who, like John Lewis, also chose a ‘Man on the Moon’ theme for their Christmas message to customers….

However, they managed on a slightly lower budget than John Lewis… this was their message.  Take a look and see what they achieved!

“At Magic Whiteboard we like to give our customers value for money.

Have you seen the John Lewis Christmas Advert?

The John Lewis Christmas #manonthemoon advert reportedly cost £7 million and took 7 months to make.

We also have a man on the moon theme this Christmas.

Please take a look (it cost $5 using Fiverr.com)”

 

 

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