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History of KOPA: from a tiny agency to a leading printing house

It was during the period of restoration of Lithuania’s independence when, sharing one table and two chairs, three young and progressive entrepreneurs established a small advertising agency, which today is known as one of the modern European publishing houses. This is a short and romantic version of the history of KOPA’s incorporation, which we have previously shared. However, every story heard thousands of times and known forwards and backwards has undisclosed events, unanswered questions, or peculiar silent facts. Therefore, we spoke to Saulius Mudėnas, the founder and director of the KOPA printing house, about the founding ideas, challenges, and lessons learned.

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Twenty-nine years in the history of a printing house

Most people probably hope to celebrate their birthday in a memorable way. This mid-April is definitely exceptional – in the face of a pandemic, we celebrated the 29th birthday of the KOPA printing house. While quarantine restrictions prevented the entire team from gathering and blowing out birthday cake candles live, a joyful mood flew from one electronic inbox to another.

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Printing house KOPA activity during coronavirus outbreak

The worldwide coronavirus pandemic is undoubtedly affecting the usual rhythm of life and disrupting many businesses. During this period printing house KOPA plans to work in the usual and to ensure efficient production.

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Art of the Book Contest award goes to book printed by KOPA press

Again this year, the Art of the Book Contest, which has now become traditional, has been generous in its praise of the country’s best artists, illustrators, designers, publishers and presses. The culmination of the contest took place at the Vilnius Book Fair, during which the finest books published in Lithuania in 2019 were presented and awards were given. This is one of the most important cultural events in our country; and each year it never fails to surprise and delight us with its array of high quality, creative publications.

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Memorabilia Receive Another Prestigious Award

We had more than one chance to celebrate this publication of unique construction and artistic value which emerges at the juncture of its authors’ talent and imagination and polygraphic quality. This time, the news is even more inspiring as Memorabilia stood out among a great number of projects in the prestigious Red Dot Award design event.

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"Daffodil" by Bahadir Aksan – a mesmerising look at getting older

It's been a few months since we last wrote about the Self Publish Riga Dummy contest and its winner Bahadir Aksan. We are happy to announce that after working closely with the designer Tom Mrazauskas and Kaunas Photography Gallery, it is now a finished project that will be first presented to the public eye in Kaunas, March 7th 2019.

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How to avoid cover warping

Hardcover warping is long-known problem for all hardcover book manufacturers. The aim of this informational sheet is to explain this problem and provide recommendations on how to avoid it; or why sometimes it is impossible to avoid.

 

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New face – the same values

On July 31st 2018, the majority of KOPA team started working in our new home that was just built in Kaunas Free Economic Zone. This extremely important projects has been in the works for a while, but we can only reflect on the road that we've traveled once we've seen the result with our own eyes.

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Three publications from printing house KOPA were nominated at the Arles Photography Festival

Arles Photography festival is one of the biggest and most important photography events in Europe. The festival takes place in a historical town of Arles in the south of France. This year hundreds of talented artists and photographers gathered here for the 49th time (the first festival took place in the summer of 1970). The event is always accompanied by the contest of the Best photography book. The contest is very popular attracting hundreds of applicants every year.

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27th KOPA birthday in a new printing house

Friday April 13 was a festive day for the KOPA printing house as the employees gathered in its new premises still under construction to celebrate the company’s 27th birthday. We are planning to move in very soon and we’d been looking for an occasion to look around for some time, and our curiosity was more than satisfied.

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