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Lightning Source Turns 20
November 16, 2018

In 1998, Lightning Source printed its first book in LaVergne, Tenn. Twenty years later—in addition to its LaVergne location—Lightning Source has three other plants, and continues to grow overseas.

Spotlight on MPS
September 21, 2018 at 1:00 am

In a period of continued growth, MPS has developed unique platform solutions and content services to suit publishing clients of different sizes and segments. (Sponsored)

Tariffs on Canadian Paper Products Dumped
August 30, 2018 at 1:00 am

In a dramatic turnaround, the U.S. International Trade Commission has reversed a Trump administration decision to impose heavy tariffs on paper products imported into the U.S from Canada.

Printing in Hong Kong & China 2018
August 24, 2018 at 1:00 am

In this 32nd annual coverage on the print manufacturing industry in Hong Kong and China, seven major export printers mull over the ongoing U.S.-China trade dispute and potential fallout on the industry, and share their observation on the rising paper prices and its causes.

Unique Thermochromic Ink Application in 'Penguin Frozen Book'
August 24, 2018 at 1:00 am

Thermochromic (or thermochromatic) printing is not new. Using inks that change color with heat, from colorless to colored, or vice versa, is fun, interesting, and appealing. Naturally, such application is popular in packaging and commercial printing.

Black Light Printing in "Find Monsters"
August 24, 2018 at 1:00 am

Black light (or ultraviolet-reactive) printing, while not new, is usually done on inkjet printers with its application often limited to posters or high-end brochures.

A Sampler of Outstanding Projects
August 24, 2018 at 1:00 am

It used to be that fantastic (and often abstract) ideas that gave print manufacturers indigestion and nightmares would originate from the publisher or designer.

What Does the Future Hold for Small-Batch Publishing?
August 2, 2018 at 8:55 am

One of the great backlashes in our era of conglomerates is the steady growth of small-batch businesses. These are very small businesses that cater mostly to customers willing to spend more for a seemingly better and more controlled product offering. There are many happy consumers who will buy a four-pack of local brew for $16,…