Shaping the European future with books (facts and thoughts regarding a conference)

  • Csaba Horvath Óbuda University, Institute of Media Technology and Light Industry Engineering
  • Tamas Loos Alfoldi Printing House Ltd.
  • Kornel Remete Alfoldi Printing House Ltd.
Keywords: future of print, book production, publishing, book market trends, sustainability


The authors – who have been working in the world of printed books for decades – tried to formulate the challenges and trends that characterize the future coexistence of European people with printed books by analyzing recently published scientific publications, conference presentations and expert reports.


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2. Horvath, Cs. – Koltai, L. – Lorincz iI – Teleki P.: Definition and Measurement of Lay-flat Degree for Books, In: Proceedings of Annual Technical Conference of Technical Assotiation of the Graphic Arts (2020) pp. 153-160., 8 p.
3. Horvath, Cs. – Novotny, E. – Lorincz, I. – Teleki, P.: New Valuation Method for Durability of Text Books, In:. Proceedings of the 70th Annual
Technical Conference of Technical Assotiation of Graphic Arts Warrendale (PA), USA, Technical Association of the Graphic Arts (TAGA) (2018) pp. 162-169. , 8 p.
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6. Smithers (Ed.: Thomas Poetz): European Book market report 2021, Smithers & Intergraf, Brussels, 2021, p. 27.