Top 30 Book Manufacturers

3) Banta Corp. offers softcover book products and value-added packaging and fulfillment services for educational and general book publishers. Its clients include those companies in the educational, trade, professional, religious, healthcare and financial markets. The company offers electronic design and composition, page layout, proofing and image services, and CD-ROMs, diskettes and cassette tapes.

4) Von Hoffmann is an ISO 9002-certified, full-service book printer with nine manufacturing facilities in the U.S. The company offers design, composition, and digital and conventional prepress services. It also offers project management services from concept and design through printing and distribution. Von Hoffmann’s capabilities include small-, medium- and long-run book production; perfect- and case-binding; saddle-stitching; and book production with bound-in CD-ROMs. Other services include computer-to-plate (CTP), FTP and WAM!NET, along with warehousing, kitting and distribution for single-source needs.

5) Courier Corp. produces over 300 million one- to four-color hardcover and softcover books a year in six plants. Clients include large and small publishers in the education, religious, specialty trade, medical and reference markets. Courier also provides a full complement of digital prepress services, including CTP. It recently acquired Dover Publications, a New York-based publisher of special interest books, for $39 million.

6) Bertelsmann Arvato is an international provider of tailor-made printing services, including digital prepress, print-on-demand and CTP. The Bertelsmann AG-owned company lists advertising agencies and book and magazine publishing houses among its clients.

7) Phoenix Color serves the needs of the book publishing industry through three divisions—Book Component, Thin Book and Book Technology Park. The Book Component division operates 20 conventional offset presses. The Thin Book division manufactures multicolor, flatback softcover and multi-color hardcover books. Book Technology Park is a digital environment that produces conventional offset one- and two-color softcover and hardcover books and print-on-demand services.

8) Transcontinental Printing has the unique ability to offer publishers a complete range of hard and softcover book printing and finishing services, for both short and long runs. The printer services publishers in a wide variety of segments such as trade, education, religious, travel, maps and atlases throughout North America. The Book Group can also handle customized versions of a single publication and any digital printing needs.

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