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%.
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.
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.
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.
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,…
Spiraling costs of raw materials, freight, logistics, and procurement due to pandemic-related restrictions have resulted in soaring prices
With budget constraints and shorter times to market, publishers are turning to digital proofs.
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
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.
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…