King Printing, Rotolito Lombarda Establish Global Book Production Alliance
LOWELL, MA/MILAN, ITALY—July 12, 2012—King Printing and Rotolito Lombarda have entered into an alliance to offer global print distribution services. This alliance builds efficiencies for the clientele of both book manufacturing firms, which operate on the North American and European continents.
Efficiencies are created across the global platform of both companies as they are now able to offer the same service level of Web-to-print driven, on-demand book manufacturing using the same technology. Both companies have leveraged technology from industry leaders such as HP, Mueller Martini, and Hunkeler.
Customers of both King Printing and Rotolito Lombarda can leverage the new economics of digital inkjet printing without sacrificing on turnaround times for international shipments. Many publishers facing the challenges of excess freight, long lead times and shipping delays can quickly realize both operational and time savings to drive faster times to market by utilizing the new global platform.
King Printing Co., based in Lowell, MA, is a short-run book manufacturer, founded in 1978, focusing on the education and trade markets. It leverages the newest technologies and automation throughout the supply chain to offer complete end to end services for its publishing partners.
Rotolito Lombarda S.p.A., based in Piotello, Milano, Italy, is one of the biggest private printing companies in Europe. Founded in 1976, it is very well specialized in the production of books, comics, catalogs, magazines and flyers. After the recent investments made by it’s president and founder, Mr. Paolo Bandecchi, Rotolito is now capable to print and bind books and catalogs in short and medium runs at competitive prices, thanks to digital technologies.