Welcome to our special supplement dedicated to printing in Hong Kong. This year, we cover new printing technologies and the ever-changing world of digital printing. Click through to read all of our coverage below.
Printing in Hong Kong 2013: A Transformed and Varied Landscape
"Whenever you find yourself on the side of the majority," Mark Twain once said, "it is time to pause and reflect." For some Hong Kong print manufacturers, it is also time to react. In fact, in the past 12 months, two bold actions have altered the industry landscape. You can also read this article at Scribd.
Printing in Hong Kong 2013: What’s Hot in the Printing Industry
In the past few years, the talk has revolved around digital printing technology and how that computer company (yes, HP) took a bold step into the industry with its futuristic-looking inkjet Web presses and retooled the whole printing proposition. Since then, printing and publishing companies have aligned themselves along three lines: innovatively pro-digital, stubbornly for offset, and best-of-both-world hybrid.
Printing in Hong Kong 2013: Linking Apps to Durable Products - The Fat Red Couch Story
The collaboration between plush toy manufacturer Animal Magic and California-based interactive media publisher Fat Red Couch, Inc. has many in both industries puzzled and intrigued. But with FRC already working with Alex Beard, Marsha Diane Arnold, and Peter Yarrow and Lenny Lipton, it makes sense for CEO Nicole Lundeen to take it a step further into plush toys or, as she calls it, durable products.
Printing in Hong Kong 2013: Bright Arts on the Color-Separation Industry
The last time PW visited Bright Arts at its King’s Road office, the color-separation industry was fighting for its survival. The demarcation distinguishing color-separation houses, prepress bureaus and printing companies from one another was disappearing. Digitization and prepress/scanning workflow was appearing in design houses and printing facilities, threatening to take away what was left of the industry. That was in 2004. Since then, many color-separation companies have been consigned to history, but Bright Arts, by capitalizing on its operational strength and market reputation, has survived. PW talks to sales director Johnny Leung (formerly of Universal Colour) about what is currently happening in the company (and the industry in general).