Printed Books vs E-books

Wednesday 5th July 2017

It is no surprise that the digital revolution is still suffering from an exponential increase in the technology accompanying it. Markets have become saturated with hand held devices which are only becoming more advanced. Recently, more focus has been given on products such as the Kindle, iPad, tablets and many other devices which of course allow e-book access. E-book access has been easier than ever and has gained much popularity around the globe, but the real question is: are e-books a true competitor against printed paper books?

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The true answer is a cause of debate for almost the past decade and there is yet to be a definitive answer. E-books however have been criticised for the lack of riffling you can do to the pages, and the inability to look at more than one page at a time. The advantages of e-books are relative and can be many, but the bottom line is that e-books will never have that subtle smell of printed books which readers crave. That’s if technology doesn’t prove us otherwise.

Scientifically speaking, studies have been conducted at a range of universities around the world to measure the impact of e-books in comparison to printed books. Reading comprehension was found to be lower in middle school students who read digitally according to West Chester University and levels of distraction were heightened. Harvard also suggested that printed books require less cognitive workload which reduces fatigue. While printed books do not have known cognitive disadvantages, Orbital Print offers a great opportunity to print and publish paper books.

Orbital Print remains one of the most highly reviewed printers in Kent which have prospered as a business facing digitisation. The experience and state-of-the-art facilities will ensure high-quality paper books which is what any reader, parent and teacher really need! 

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