Lowell, Mass.

Frank Romano is Professor Emeritus at RIT School of Media Sciences.

Digital printing has saved the book industry. The old business model that printed an excess of books has been replaced for many titles by a more efficient on-demand model. Consider my personal example: Back in 1972, I wanted to self-publish a book. I only wanted 500 copies, but the printer said the minimum run was 5,000. I still have 4,000 copies in the warehouse, because someone may want a book on 1970s phototypesetting some day.

DS Graphics, Lowell, Mass., has acquire Fidelity Communications of Everett, Mass., a supplier of marketing communications solutions. In its 32-year history, DS Graphics has become one of New England's leading sources for publishing solutions including:   • Museum-quality color offset (one of only four U.S. companies recognized by Pantone as a Hexachrome Authorized Printer). • Heatset web offset. • High-resolution color and black digital print for coursepacks, custom publications, prototypes, short runs, etc. • In-house bindery including perfect binding, saddle stitch, wire-o, and other styles. • Inventory management and fulfillment.   For more than 75 years, Fidelity Communications has provided marketing communications solutions including: • Data-driven digital print for one-to-one direct marketing. • Comprehensive on-site

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