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  • 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.

  • A Sampler of Outstanding Projects

    It used to be that fantastic (and often abstract) ideas that gave print manufacturers indigestion and nightmares would originate from the publisher or designer.

  • Going Beyond Protecting the Print Book

    The counterfeiting of textbooks has been the bane of many educational publishers.

  • Checking on the Printing Business in Hong Kong & China

    Export printers look beyond the escalating trade dispute between China and the U.S. and changes in paper pricing to diversify, grow, and prosper.

  • Printing in Hong Kong & China 2018

    In this 32nd annual coverage on the print manufacturing industry in Hong Kong and China, seven major export printers mull over the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute and potential fallout on the industry, and share their observation on the rising paper prices and its causes.

  • Too Many Printers—Too Little Paper

    Companies confront consolidation in book manufacturing as price pressure intensifies.

  • Cenveo Clears Hurdle to Exit from Chapter 11

    Cenveo, the manufacturer of print-related products that filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy in early February, has announced that it should be able to emerge from bankruptcy this summer.

  • Edwards Brothers Malloy Will Close

    Edwards Brothers Malloy, one of the largest independent book and journal printers in the U.S., will close its operations by June 15.

  • Coalition Opposes Imposition of Paper Tariffs

    A long simmering trade dispute between the U.S. and Canada has the possibility of significantly raising the cost of uncoated groundwood paper which is used by book publishers as well as newspaper and directory publishers.

  • Self-Published ISBNs Hit 786,935 in 2016

    An 11% increase in the number of print ISBNs issued to self-publishers last year, offset a decline in the number of digital ISBNs issued. In total, 2016 saw an 8% jump in the number of ISBNs issued to self-publishers, over 2015.

  • Printing in Hong Kong & China 2017

    This is the 31st annual coverage on the print manufacturing industry in Hong Kong and China. Here, eight major export printing companies share their observations on the industry, talk about their operations, showcase unique projects, and lay out plans for the short term.

  • Printing in Hong Kong & China 2017: Outsourcing Print

    In this age of email and WhatsApp (or WeChat in China), getting books manufactured overseas is more about ensuring wifi connectivity than battling time zone difference.

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