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  • Hachette Announces New Carbon Emissions Reduction Strategy

    By 2030, the company’s “30/30 Strategy” aims to cut 30% of its global emissions.

  • Can U.S. Printers Make a Comeback?

    The CEO of Worzalla says that with Chinese dominance of the industry threatened by frequent lockdowns and high shipping costs, now is the time for American printers to expand.

  • Ingram Says Shipping Error Was Unintentional

    The Ingram Content Group says that a shipping mistake that replaced some orders for a pro-choice book with fundamentalist Christian titles was "completely unintentional" and not the result of a "rogue employee," as some reports had claimed.

  • Printing in Hong Kong and China 2022: All Our Coverage

    Both in good times and under tough circumstances, Hong Kong and China print players remain steadfast in their mission to under-promise, over-deliver, and continue innovating.

  • Imago Sees Growth and Exciting Market Trends

    “Hectic” describes the past two years at Imago.

  • More Expansion and Investment at Hung Hing

    The second phase of Hung Hing’s production facility in Hanoi, Vietnam, is progressing as scheduled, with full operations commencing by the end of this year.

  • C&C Offset Enhances Its Key Internal Processes

    When C&C Offset commemorated its 40th anniversary in 2020, it also kicked off a mission to digitally transform its printing floor.

  • Print Manufacturing in Hong Kong & China Rolls On

    Both in good times and under tough circumstances, Hong Kong and China print players remain steadfast in their mission to under-promise, over-deliver, and continue innovating.

  • Press ‘P’ for Printing and for Progress

    New printing technologies have improved quality, reliability, speed, and sustainability in the sector, writes ‘PW’ international correspondent Teri Tan.

  • Examining Paper Shortages and Publishing Worker Unrest

    A webinar presented by 'PW' with support from Westchester Publishing Services on March 22 examined continuing supply chain issues as well as the growing frustration employees have in establishing a healthy work/life balance.

  • The Printing Squeeze Is On

    A new survey of its members by the Book Manufacturers' Institute found print capacity for both hardcover and softcover books is running at more than 80%.

  • Looking for Answers to Paper Shortages

    In a recent webinar, speakers said the paper shortage is likely to get worse before it gets better, and offered up a few ideas for how publishers can cope with the challenge.

  • Looking for Answers to Supply Chain Challenges

    The supply chain issues facing the book business this holiday season and beyond were years in the making and there are no quick fixes, experts agreed in a webinar held on October 6 by PW and Westchester Publishing Services.

  • Print Manufacturers in Hong Kong and China Face Pandemic Chaos Head-On

    Pragmatic optimism, continuous business process re-engineering, and a steadfast innovative spirit are steering Hong Kong and China print players through chaotic pandemic-induced challenges

  • A Selection of Amazing Projects

    There is certainly no lack of complex and astounding projects manufactured by Hong Kong/China print players. But non-disclosure agreements often put the kibosh on discussions that PW is interested in having about the intricacies involved in such projects or the approval process, tedious as it is, for a specific book, which somehow gets lost in the urgency to create and deliver the next project. Here are several amazing examples that managed to make it to the page.

  • Leveraging Close Collaborations at Jade Productions

    Working around pandemic-induced constraints has been keeping Jade Productions managing director Ken Kong busy. With cross-border travel restrictions still in place, his team is unable to visit factories in mainland China to supervise the manufacturing process. And while the pandemic is largely under control within Hong Kong, with most workers having returned to the office, Kong and his team continue to limit the number of visits to business partners.

  • Imago Strives to Meet Clients’ Every Demand

    Travel restrictions and shelter-in-place advisories at the start of the pandemic dried up orders from clients in the travel books and maps segment very quickly. “But now that travel has become possible again,” says Howard Musk, president and CEO of print management company Imago, “we are seeing these publishers placing orders for new and backlist titles. There is clearly a lot of pent-up market demand to meet.”

  • Continued Expansion and Innovation at Hung Hing

    Expansion continues at Hung Hing Printing Group’s main production site in Heshan. The capacity expansion has culminated in a new plant in Hanoi, Vietnam, which officially opened for business in November 2019 and has since received a host of certifications, including ISO90001, ISO14001, FSC, and ICTI.

  • Forging Ahead on the Digital Path at C&C Offset

    Last year, C&C Offset celebrated its 40th anniversary by embarking in earnest on a path toward transforming its printing floor.

  • Artron Focuses on Art Books and Digital Printing

    The last time 'PW' wrote about Artron was in 2016, soon after it completed Peter Lik’s epic 'Equation of Time', a 528-page large-format photography book that was printed digitally on a Screen TruePress Jet SX inkjet press. Since then, the company’s digital/on-demand printing business and machinery lineup have grown significantly.

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