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  • A Selection of Inspiring Projects

    Now that high-end printing with special visual and tactile embellishments is made possible with push-button simplicity on the presses, producing a show-stopping title is no longer a dream.

  • A Case for Digital Print Enhancements

    Digital enhancement presses are making the embellishment processes easier, faster, and more eco friendly.

  • Leo Paper Finds Inspiration Through Edutainment

    In the past decade, Leo Paper has been increasing its emphasis on edutainment and interactivity in its R&D direction for new product ideas. The latest result? "Magic Paper World."

  • China's YumMePrint Offers On-demand, Personalized Photo Printing

    The mobile app enables consumers to print photos and documents as and when they like, or need, by automatically linking to the nearest photo kiosk.

  • Big Trouble in Ink Production

    Last year, ink companies announced price hikes on their inks and coatings in North American markets. Now, they are facing two serious challenges far beyond their control.

  • Taking a Closer Look at the Hong Kong and China Printing Industry

    Treating the U.S. tariffs as another business challenge—along with rising production costs, slimmer profit margins, and more stringent regulations—is the pragmatic way forward for Hong Kong and China print manufacturers.

  • Printing in Hong Kong and China 2019: All Our Coverage

    Not surprisingly, the U.S.-China trade dispute and its ramifications loom large in this 33rd annual coverage on the Hong Kong and China print manufacturing industry. Seven major export printers shared their observations, hopes, and plans on dealing with the tariffs and the fallouts.

  • Bibles, Kids' Books Win Tariff Reprieve

    Bibles and other religious books were not included on the first list of products imported from China that are subject to 10% tariffs beginning September 1. Tariffs on some children's books were delayed until December 15, but all other books still face the possibility of a 10% tariff in less than three weeks.

  • Judge Sets November Trial in Suit to Block Quad's Purchase of LSC

    Late last week, Judge Charles R. Nagle denied Quad’s motions for an expedited trial in the Department of Justice’s lawsuit aimed at blocking Quad’s purchase of LSC Communications. The trial is set for November 14.

  • Tariffs on Books from China Suspended

    Publishers are holding their breath to see if President Trump’s decision to postpone the imposition of 25% tariffs on $300 billion worth of goods imported from China will become permanent.

  • Books a Target of New China Tariffs

    Books imported from China face a possible 25% tariff if a new round of tariffs proposed by the Trump administration is enacted. A publisher called the potential for such a tariff "a frightening prospect."

  • Thomson-Shore Files Chapter 11; Asset Sale Likely

    Dexter, Mich.-based printer Thomson-Shore filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy protection in the U.S. Bankruptcy Court for the Eastern District of Michigan Southern Division earlier this week. If things go according to plan, its assets will be sold to the CJK Group.

  • Lumina Datamatics Upgrades Its Rights Platform with Blockchain

    Lumina Datamatics has upgraded its Rights Platform with the inclusion of blockchain solution RapidRightsChain. Shorter rights acquisition time and lower costs are the main advantages coming out of this new upgrade, the company says.

  • Westchester Publishing Services Celebrates 50 Years

    The leading provider of publishing services celebrates 50 years of delivering excellence to the publishing industry.

  • Publishers, Booksellers Keeping Close Tabs on Holiday Book Availability

    A paper crunch and cuts in printing capacity are keeping publishers on alert to ensure that they will be able to meet orders for the holiday season's most popular titles.

  • Lightning Source Turns 20

    In 1998, Lightning Source printed its first book in LaVergne, Tenn. Twenty years later—in addition to its LaVergne location—Lightning Source has three other plants, and continues to grow overseas.

  • Spotlight on MPS

    In a period of continued growth, MPS has developed unique platform solutions and content services to suit publishing clients of different sizes and segments. (Sponsored)

  • Tariffs on Canadian Paper Products Dumped

    In a dramatic turnaround, the U.S. International Trade Commission has reversed a Trump administration decision to impose heavy tariffs on paper products imported into the U.S from Canada.

  • Black Light Printing in "Find Monsters"

    Black light (or ultraviolet-reactive) printing, while not new, is usually done on inkjet printers with its application often limited to posters or high-end brochures.

  • Unique Thermochromic Ink Application in 'Penguin Frozen Book'

    Thermochromic (or thermochromatic) printing is not new. Using inks that change color with heat, from colorless to colored, or vice versa, is fun, interesting, and appealing. Naturally, such application is popular in packaging and commercial printing.

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