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Case Study: Hucais Boosts High Quality Digital Book Production

Hucais Printing Group is one of the top 10 printing company in China and one of the biggest digital printer in Asia. After the introduction of two Universe Sewing Web-fed last September, another book sewing unit was purchased to further boost productivity of the digital division. Typical applications produced are hard cover higher education and out-of-print books with a typical run length varying from 50 up to 400 books per title. The new ROLL-to-BOOK solution for sewing books directly from the pre-printed roll allows cost-effective digital book production of short to medium runs thanks to “handsfree” workflow and the integration of operations such as unwinding and cutting. This means: less work to load the machines, less paper handling and warehousing between printing and sewing. CHALLENGE To manage the digital book production of short and medium runs in a cost-effective way, integrating the operations of unwinding and cutting of the rolls. SOLUTION After the introduction of two Universe Sewing Web-fed, automatic book folding and sewing units together with Inline, modular and multi-functional back gluing line, another sewing unit was purchased to complete the productivity boost of the digital division. RESULTS After the installation of the Universe Sewing Web-Fed units, the digital print finishing process is more efficient thanks to the reduction of manpower and the increase of productivity. This means less work to load the machines, less space to stock piles of sheets and less paper handling between printing...

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Podomatic sees growth in podcasting

Podcast hosting platform, Podomatic, sees growth in podcasts created by independent podcasters. The growth in podcasting is attributed to several reasons: For one, podcasts are growing in importance. More listeners are interested in podcasts. They offer a unique, often local, unbiased view on events. They are a fresh alternative to mainstream media published by a handful of corporations. Podcasts distill deeply personal interests on subjects dear to podcasters and offer non conventional views on a multitude of subjects. There is a vast variety of Podcasts, be it talk or music, made by different groups. They cover personal, alternate views...

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National Book Awards Open 2018 Submissions

The National Book Awards are open for 2018 submissions. The mission of the National Book Foundation is to celebrate the best literature in America, expand its audience, and ensure that books have a prominent place in American culture. Dates for 2018 NBAs March 14: Entry Form Opens & Judges Announced May 16 (12 midnight, Pacific): Deadline for entry form submission June 29: Books due to Judges and NBF office mid-September: Longlists Announced October 10: Finalists Announced November 14: National Book Awards Ceremony and Benefit Dinner (Winners announced) What Is the National Book Award? Established in 1950, the National Book...

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United, Focused Efforts Can Bring About Positive Social Changes

Tucson, AZ, February 23, 2018 ― Economic inequality, racism and classism—among many other societal ills—loom large in the United States and around the world. The need for change has never been greater. So where do we begin? Mass marches and demonstrations have short-term impact. The world needs a guide toward lasting change, and Dr. John Jensen has delivered it with We Need a Movement: Four Problems to Solve to Restore Rational Government. This provocative new book reveals four principles of group activity that can turn interest into sustained commitment. We Need a Movement outlines the steps necessary for leading others toward dedication to...

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