Edwards Brothers and Malloy Merge to Form Nation's Sixth Largest Book Maker
February 6, 2012

Edwards Brothers, Inc. and Malloy Incorporated, two leading book manufacturers, announced today that they would merge effective February 6, 2012, forming a new company called Edwards Brothers Malloy. The new company will have combined sales of $115 million and will be the sixth largest book manufacturing firm in the United States, offering publishers a global distributed print program and fulfillment services that combine to form a single print supply chain solution.

9 Ideas for 
Making Print Pop
January 1, 2012

Finishing elements add cost, but they also add value. As print fights for its place in a digital world, we must find ways to make print more interesting and attractive. Print has a tactile advantage over books on screens: Print moves you without moving. Here are nine techniques for help enhance the "curb appeal" (to borrow a real-estate term) of your printed product.

New 'Green' Publishing Certification
January 1, 2012

In January, the Green Press Initiative (GPI)—a nonprofit that works with the book and newspaper publishing industries to conserve natural resources, announced its long-awaited Environmentally Responsible Publisher Certification (ERPC). Not unlike the U.S. Green Building Council's LEED certification for buildings, the GPI's program offers publishers tiers—bronze, silver and gold—for environmental achievement.

Edwards Brothers named Best Workplace for human resources practices
December 22, 2011

Edwards Brothers Inc. has been awarded the Best Workplace in the Americas designation, Best of the Best 2011, for its human resources practices.

Begun by Printing Industries of America to specifically honor printing companies that provide a superior work environment, this year marks the 12th year of the Best Workplace in the America's program.

Printing Industries of America is a graphic arts trade association, representing an industry with approximately one million employees.

Kodak achieved tremendous success at All In Print China 2011
December 20, 2011

During the three-day show, Kodak met with thousands of potential customers and demonstrated industry-leading technology, software and services. All In Print is China's largest printing fair. It took place from 14 - 17 November, at the Shanghai New International Expo Centre. As China's printing industry moves toward sustainability and increased automation, the All In Print exhibition focused on innovation, upgrades, integration and development in advanced printing technologies. With the theme, ‘It's Time for You AND Kodak-Green, Innovative, Digital and Fast’, Kodak's stand featured a variety of products

BBC mourns the death of the print book in poorly-reasoned documentary
December 16, 2011

FutureBook carries a review of a BBC program on that old e-cliché, the Death Of The Book. Called “Books – The Last Chapter?”, the program is available on BBC’s iPlayer, but only for people in the UK. Judging from review writer Philip Jones’s description, it doesn’t sound like I’m missing very much. Jones notes that [...]

InfoTrends' New Study Gives Insight into the Fastest Growing Segment of Printing Industry
December 15, 2011

New high-speed inkjet systems have entered the production digital printing market and are creating new opportunities for digital color print. With high levels of productivity, compelling cost of operation, and quality levels that greatly improve what was previously available from inkjet systems, these new devices will account for about 40% of digital color pages globally by 2015. To gain a clear understanding of the impact these systems are having on the market, InfoTrends announces the completion of a new multi-client study entitled The High-speed Continuous-feed Color Inkjet Opportunity: Global Insights from Leading Customers. This research includes interviews for 52

Kodak Captures 19 IAPHC Awards
December 8, 2011

The International Association of Printing House Craftsmen (IAPHC) recently presented Kodak with 19 awards honoring excellence in the arts and sciences of graphic expression. Entries are submitted from around the globe and are judged by several panels of international printing experts. "Being selected from amongst hundreds of entrants from more than 15 countries is truly an honor and a testament to Kodak's outstanding quality and differentiating technology," said Vince Ferraro, Worldwide Vice President of Marketing, Digital Printing Solutions, Kodak. "Whether it's direct mail, marketing collateral, TransPromo, publishing, packaging, or general commercial print, Kodak delivers solutions that address the needs

Maugein Imprimeurs Goes Digital and Targets the Short-Run Market with the KODAK NEXPRESS SE2500 Press
December 6, 2011

ROCHESTER, N.Y. — French print service provider Maugein Imprimeurs has entered the digital print market after investing in the KODAK NEXPRESS SE2500 Digital Production Color Press. The installation will complement the company’s wide- and small-format offering, and enable it to capitalize on the burgeoning short-run book publishing market. Maugein Imprimeurs began as a newspaper printer before moving into commercial printing. Today the company has a nationwide customer base, comprising large enterprises, public organizations and local businesses. Maugein Imprimeurs operates two sites, at Tulle and at Malemort, for wide-format and

Judge a Book by Its Cover? Judge an E-Book by… ?
December 6, 2011

This week an article in the NY Times went viral. Well, it spread around the publishing industry anyway, so maybe we should say it had a slight head cold? The article speaks to some publishers adding special design effects on the covers of certain titles. The effects include elaborate embossing, special photographs, a shiny gold Rorschach, etc.