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