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Church of Scientology Relies on Heidelberg To Equip New Sheetfed Offset Facility in Los Angeles
November 1, 2010

The Church of Scientology sought the support and counsel of Heidelberg USA in adding an in-house sheetfed offset litho printing facility to its all-digital “Smart Factory” operation at Bridge Publications in Los Angeles. The organization recently completed a series of installations—including press, postpress, and software components from Heidelberg—designed to increase efficiencies and reduce the costs associated with outsourcing production of its marketing collateral and related materials.

2010 Gold Ink Awards
September 1, 2010

As demonstrated by the winners of this year's Gold Ink Awards, pride in book production is alive and well in 2010.

Digital Printing: What’s New and on 
the Horizon
August 1, 2010

Digital book printing overall is experiencing double-digital growth. The recession, although unwelcome in all quarters, has provided a boost to digital book manufacturing as publishers take a harder look at their processes and cut back on inventory and waste. Since digital printing market- and technology-research firm INTERQUEST's last major survey of the market, conducted in late 2007, the industry has seen widening adoption of digital book printing for short-run inventory management, and a growing interest in distribute-and-print to defray shipping costs and cut time to market—as shown in INTERQUEST's recent report, "Digital Book Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast (2010-2015)." A new generation of high-speed inkjet presses is also coming onto the market, promising lower cost, faster production speeds and higher print quality—all of which open the door a bit wider to digital book printing.

Muller Martini Unveils Bolero B9 Perfect Binding Line
July 8, 2010

(Press Release) Unveiled for the first time at IPEX 2010, the Bolero B9 perfect binding line from Muller Martini features a 13% increase in cycle time, new PUR SPN side glue nozzle and the electrostatic attachment of inserts in the new 3694 rotary gatherer. The Bolero B9 is designed to meet up-to-the-minute perfect binding requirements.

A New and Powerful Book Industry Sector Is Born
June 7, 2010

Self-publishing and online services, e-books, and digital demand printing are joined into a new and powerful sector that is transforming the industry. For industry professionals whose career satisfactions and livelihoods are bonded to the future of the book, this new sector offers a wild ride and a venturesome future.