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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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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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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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Le festival « Les rencontres d'Arles » a nommé trois livres qui sont imprimés dans l'imprimerie « KOPA »

Le festival « Les Rencontres d’Arles » est l'un des événements photographiques les plus grands et les plus importants d'Europe. Cette année, les auteurs et les artistes se sont réunis pour la 49ème fois dans la ville historique du sud de la France (le premier festival apparu durant l’été 1970). L’événement est toujours accompagné de la sélection des meilleurs albums photos, qui attire chaque année des centaines de participants du monde entier.

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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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More than a recipe book: Lee Miller: A Life with Food, Friends & Recipes

A book by Ami Bouhassane, Lee Miller: A Life with Food, Friends & Recipes, has won the cookbook category at the Independent Publisher Book Awards.

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Two publications printed by the KOPA printing house are among the award winners

Every year, we wait impatiently for the results of the "Book Art" competition organised by the Lithuanian Ministry of Culture. Our country can hardly complain about any lack of artistic creative publications - 54 publishers presented as many as 116 books for the competition. The results of this competition are very important not only for publishers and printing houses, but also for designers and students, as well as for anyone interested in the possibilities or trends in the field of design and printing.

 

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