More than a thousand million books are printed yearly in the Soviet Union, and about twenty thousand million copies of newspapers and periodicals.
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Background: More than a thousand million books are printed yearly in the Soviet Union, and about twenty thousand million copies of newspapers and periodicals. In the next ten to twenty years these figures will be greatly exceeded.
Printing machinery and the technology of printing in the Soviet Union are improving from year to year.
Member of the Soviet Polygraphic Research Institute are constantly seeking new ways of converting typescripts into finished books and artists' sketches into printed illustrations. Here electronics, plastics, polymers, the latest pigments, glue and synthetic materials of all kinds are used.
...These books are rather unusual ones.
Their covers are made from textile and paper waste. They are practical, handsome and inexpensive. These books were turned out by the Institute.
Very soon books with synthetic covers will be on sale in the book stores.