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Rest In Print

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Rest in Print is a new service to enable your remains to be immortalised in print. Here’s how it works.

It’s simple. After you have been cremated, your ashes are ground down to a very fine powder and mixed with printing ink. A limited edition book run, or anything else you have requested, is then printed using this ink. Instead of your grieving friend or relative receiving an urn full of ashes to gather even more dust on a shelf, everyone is presented with a tastefully bound volume to treasure (or use as a scrap book)

I’d like to see myself bearing some sort of reference to either Flann O’Brien or Ivor Cutler, but there are also any number of B list pulp fiction detective novels to consider.

xenzag, Mar 28 2006

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       A relatively groovy idea. I think i'd like to be turned into an epitaph.
nineteenthly, Mar 28 2006
  

       "What would you like done with your ashes?"   

       "Just scatter some on the ocean and put the Rest in Print"
wagster, Mar 28 2006
  

       / I think i'd like to be turned into an epitaph/   

       How about an ampersand?
bungston, Mar 29 2006
  

       I'd like to be a Mills and Boon book.
oniony, Mar 30 2006
  

       It would take 3 peoples deaths to make a Stephen King novel.
DesertFox, Mar 30 2006
  

       +. Mine would just say "All work and no play makes Jack a dull boy" on every single page. Just to freak out my friends.   

       By the way, did you hear that Ivor Cutler died recently? He was a real one-off.
lostdog, Mar 30 2006
  

       I think I heard somewhere about an artist who was mixing ashes with paint to paint portraits of the departed.
daaisy, Mar 30 2006
  

       I always figured I'd be sake and coffee cups.
normzone, Mar 30 2006
  

       Those spelling pedants can rot in hell as I use there ashes to make books with alot of spelling errers and bad grammer!!!!! MRUHAHAHAHAHA!!
sophocles, Mar 30 2006
  

       I'd like to be a page full of interrobangs. Remember those?
kevinlipe, Mar 30 2006
  

       I do, and I also remember that you never called me afterwards.
bungston, Mar 31 2006
  

       could my ashes be used to print a full sized 3D model of me?
vfrackis, Mar 19 2009
  

       Great bunch of annos too!
blissmiss, Mar 19 2009
  
      
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