Looking for Answers to Supply Chain Challenges
October 7, 2021

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.

Leveraging Close Collaborations at Jade Productions
July 23, 2021

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,…

Printing in Hong Kong and China 2021: All Our Coverage
July 23, 2021

While the publishing industry had a relatively stable 2020 and a pretty sunny 2021 thus far, we are definitely not out of the woods yet, not with the mutating virus around. For Hong Kong/China print manufacturers, pandemic-induced challenges outside of their control are hampering the efforts to deliver the final goods to their clients.

Artron Focuses on Art Books and Digital Printing
July 23, 2021

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.

Imago Strives to Meet Clients’ Every Demand
July 23, 2021

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…

A Selection of Amazing Projects
July 23, 2021

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…