Paper is fun. Paper is creative and interactive.  Paper is educational.  Even with a shift to “digital” paper remains essential in our everyday lives. Paper is sustainable. Paper employs. Throughout our blog we explore paper, the people behind the paper, the many uses of paper, the environment, industry news and more.

PrintWorks – Different Types of Fabric Transfers

Are you working on a project that involves fabric transfers? If you take a look around, you will notice there are a few different types of fabric transfers to choose from. Some common types include heat transfer vinyl, sublimation transfers, and iron-on transfer paper (like ours). Understanding the differences between these types of transfers and the process for applying them will help you achieve the results you are looking for in your finished project! Below we’ve listed some of the key differences and features so you can choose the one that best fits your needs.

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PrintWorks – Smart Cutting Fabric Transfers

PrintWorks Fabric Transfers are perfect for creating customized clothing, accessories, gifts, and more! And they really only require a few simple tools like a printer, an iron, and a pair of scissors. But did you know our Fabric Transfers are also compatible with smart cutting machines? This is perfect for designs that have a more complex shape, or if you are creating multiples and want to save time instead of cutting each by hand. Read below and watch our video to learn how you can use our transfers in your smart cutting machine.

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Paper in Education – Using Pastel Paper to Tackle Dyslexia

One of the most frustrating things for parents and teachers alike is when a student is struggling, and it is unclear how to best assist them. No one wants to see their child struggle to learn to read, and not knowing how to make the highly complex and multi-layered reading process accessible to students with reading disabilities, such as dyslexia, can be heart-breaking. You may be surprised to hear that font style, font size, and the color of paper can help students with reading and reading comprehension issues! Studies have found that students with dyslexia may benefit from using different color paper or paper overlays because it reduces stress on the eyes.

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Paper in Education – How Writing on Paper Promotes Cognitive Development

If there is one place you can count on finding a consistently abundant use of paper daily, it’s an American public school. However, with a push towards computer literacy and virtual learning, is paper still necessary in education? In short, the answer is yes, and the reasons extend far beyond the convenience of printed paperwork. The development of a strong student’s brain is an incredibly complex process and utilizing paper in the right ways can assist in cognitive development.

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Paper in Education – Decorating Virtual Classrooms

In 2020, the image of a classroom has changed significantly as we move towards a virtual teaching format. Many teachers have been faced with the new challenge of teaching from home as we enter a new school year with a new cohort of students. We now must ask ourselves how to best decorate our at-home “classrooms” in order to normalize the idea that a virtual classroom is still a classroom. The challenge is figuring out how to appropriately decorate in a way that is economical in both finances and space.

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Paper in Education – Virtual Learning Take-Home Kits

The 2020-2021 school year is certainly not starting as expected, and many teachers have expressed that they feel as though they are starting from square one, no matter their level of experience. A lot of schools have decided to adopt a hybrid or fully virtual learning model until more is known about how to return to school safely. However, ready or not, the school year is coming, and teachers must adapt to make sure students are equipped and prepared for their new learning environments.

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