Some papers life cycle is a scant three years
. Anyone remember ‘The London Newspaper’ ?
It was published by NI Free Newspapers Ltd
It was a free working week daily
available in Central London from 2006 - 2009 .
“The simple fact is there aren’t enough people who are prepared to pay for printed news, especially during the week.”
Back in the day Nostalgia
The readability of print on paper is more comfortable for my failing eyesight than PC or tablet screen print
On hot summer days before the ubiquitous baseball cap as kids we would make a hat out of newspaper.)
|Centre page photo from Issue one of|
The New Day UK Newspaper.
Photo of the earth from outer space taken by Major Tim Peake
So maybe the first sight images will now be more reminiscent of the skills of Nicholas Hilliard (1547 - 1619) miniatures!
However the story of vellum represents a product life cycle of some 5000+ years!
“You can roll up vellum up and leave it on a shelf- or in a cave- for 5000 years. But you won’t find any paper manufacturer who will guarantee longer than 250 years. That takes us back to about 1750 , and the rest of history we can kiss goodbye”
|Surrey's oldest newspaper established in 1859 |
Surrey and Hants News
( incorporating The Farnham Post Gazette)
Still going strong in its print version as well as its digital.