Here at Printi, we’ve been printing books in all shapes and sizes for years. We’ve helped customers print comic books, magazines, cookbooks, and more! Recently, though, we’ve noticed an interesting trend in our orders: adult coloring books. We are printing lots and lots of coloring books!
We’re not the only ones experiencing the magic of doodling. In 2014, one million coloring books were sold globally. A year later, sales spiked up to 12 million. Along with escalating adult coloring book sales, colored pencils saw 26.3% more love than usual, too.
Why the rapid growth?
As it turns out, kids aren’t the only ones who benefit from the pastime of coloring. Adults who are looking for a way to relax have an interest in the fun as well!
Numerous psychological studies have proven coloring has a calming effect. Not only does it conjure memories of childhood, but it also mandates a certain level of focus. When your brain is “in flow,” as they say, positive thoughts and images result. This concentration has even been proven to have a physical effect on us, slowing down heart rates and respiration, and relaxing our muscles. The more intricate the pattern, the more you have to focus.
There are a variety of coloring books for a variety of interests and occasions. Getting over a break-up? There is a coloring book for that. Love aircrafts? There is a coloring book for that. Major fan of Supreme Court Justice Ruth Bader Ginsburg? There is a coloring book for that. Interested in fantasy creatures and fairy tales? There is a coloring book for that.
What are you waiting for?
With all of the options out there for adult coloring books, there’s no reason why you shouldn’t join in on the doodling. On the off-chance that you can’t find a coloring book to suit your tastes, create your own! Just don’t forget to come to us for printing! Read the stories of those who did: