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Fun Printing Facts

by Jessica Amey

Who knew printing facts could be so interesting? Other than Pixa Prints, of course. As for the rest of us, we were never told about these fun facts about printing. So, to learn about the world’s smallest printed book or the printing error that turned the Hulk green, keep reading.

The world’s smallest printed book
A teeny-tiny book was printed on in Japan. It’s a picture book, full of flowers from every season. The world-record holder is an A22 sized book, that’s just 0.74mm x 0.75mm.

The origin of the green Hulk
So, we are all familiar with the Hulk and his green appearance. However, how would you feel if we told you that he was originally grey?

Slightly uneasy perhaps? If the Hulk was printed in the correct dull, grey colour, Stan Lee may have never realised the potential of the Incredible Hulk. It’s safe to say this printing error was more of a blessing in disguise. Luckily, Stan Lee agreed and left the Hulk with his green-hue.

Printing edible food
Now we have 3D printers, we’ve been experimenting with the types of objects we can print. Chef Homaro Cantu innovated the way we serve food by creating a sushi printer. What’s more surprising? He started all the way back in 2005 and currently, his meals cost a pricey $240.

Saying goodbye in style
Mark Gruenwald, a Marvel comics editor, had a heart-warming wish for his goodbye. When he passed away he wanted his ashes to be combined with the printing ink of a Marvel comic book.

His wish was granted and he will forever be at rest with the ink of the paperback series of Squadron Supreme. He will also be remembered for his incredible work on the Captain America comics and his love for comics.

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