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Cheap Book Printing In Singapore? Printing Plants?

Post by AngryAngMo » Tue, 23 Dec 2008 9:19 am

Hello,

I recently heard that printing books would be much cheaper in Singapore then for example in Europe. It happens that a friend actually owns a book publisher company and asked me i f knew of any print plants / company to contact here.

Hes especially looking for hardcover and prints including many pictures.

Any hints? That would be great!

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Post by sundaymorningstaple » Tue, 23 Dec 2008 9:37 am

Probably one of the best known here is Flame of the Forest.

Anyway, a good place to start.
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Post by garyong » Tue, 23 Dec 2008 11:08 am

I think flame of the forest is more of a custom publisher, so their print job would go to another company. Apart from Times printer in Singapore, the next bigger one would be KHL printing, which prints a lot of magazines in Singapore and government collaterals.

Their rates should be cheaper as they buy raw materials in huge bulk and have a huge printing plant which is more efficient and the cost saving goes to you.

Moreover you need not do a press check as they are reputable and use high tech machines.

If you are gonna air freight the books over, then the cost is gonna add in to quite a bit.

Then again, it depends on your numbers. Try KHL printing or Ho printing.

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Post by jpatokal » Tue, 23 Dec 2008 9:14 pm

It all depends on the sort of volume you want, esp. since hardcover books with color plates will have pretty steep set-up costs.

I use DigiLab, who specialize in small digital print runs -- good quality and reasonable pricing, although I'm not sure they do hardcover. There are also a bazillion companies listed here:

http://www.printsingapore.net/
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Post by AngryAngMo » Tue, 06 Jan 2009 11:37 am

Hey guys, thanks a lot for all the tips, will go thorugh them and see which one fits best!

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Post by ukdesigner » Thu, 08 Jan 2009 12:51 pm

Moreover you need not do a press check as they are reputable and use high tech machines.
You should ALWAYS do a press check, especially on a book. I have seen things printed on million pound presses look ugly as hell because the "minder" is crap.

That's what it boils down to. The minder is the guy who controls the ink flow, the plates, the paper pick levels etc etc.

Always ask for a proof. Depending on the cost a wet proof is always preferable but not always readily available these days so an inkjet one is used more often than not.

Also, I would be looking to European suppliers rather than SG suppliers for books if it's going to Europe. The freight cost is the expensive bit as is timings. Alot of the European printers use the old presses which are still in superb condition. Location counts for quite alot.

I was looking to get my clients stuff printed here and then shipped back over but the freight cost was too much in the end to make it feasable, let alone the clients timing demands of 3 to 5 days. Everyone wants things quicker and quicker and cheaper and cheaper! Ho hum that's life I guess.
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Post by AngryAngMo » Fri, 09 Jan 2009 5:39 pm

wow, thx for providing that info, wasnt aware of it as i just started into that business...thx again!!

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Post by suzyQ » Tue, 10 Feb 2009 1:21 pm

tien wah press is extremely reliable imho. http://www.twpsin.com/ but if you're looking to save on printing costs, why not consider malaysia, or even prc (quality is crappy though)?

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Post by feline.eyes » Fri, 13 Mar 2009 8:13 pm

I am not sure if you still need this since it has been a while but I'll post anyway...

http://www.printsingapore.net/ttd_bizen ... 20SERVICES

This is a established and experienced company that provides great services. They print lots of colour catalogues and hard cover picture books. Kind of sound like what you are looking for.
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Post by DarrenAng » Thu, 19 Mar 2009 10:22 am

you probably could check out COS printers. From what I gathered, they print books and export to Europe as well..

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Post by deveb » Wed, 25 Mar 2009 5:11 pm

I think you can try Times Printing .. they got a plant in Tuas
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Re: Cheap Book Printing In Singapore? Printing Plants?

Post by PNGMK » Sat, 18 Jun 2016 5:56 pm

The missionary group my parents worked with printed bibles in Singapore and I believe they still do. There must be some large scale printers around. They also do a lot in HK.
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Re: Cheap Book Printing In Singapore? Printing Plants?

Post by Strong Eagle » Sat, 18 Jun 2016 9:04 pm

^^^^^^
7 years too late, PNGMK?

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Re: Cheap Book Printing In Singapore? Printing Plants?

Post by PNGMK » Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:00 pm

Hey it popped up in my newposts...
I not lawyer/teacher/CPA.
You've been arrested? Law Society of Singapore can provide referrals.
You want an International School job? School website or http://www.ISS.edu
Your rugrat needs a School? Avoid for profit schools
You need Tax advice? Ask a CPA
You ran away without doing NS? Shame on you!

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Re: Cheap Book Printing In Singapore? Printing Plants?

Post by sundaymorningstaple » Sat, 18 Jun 2016 10:21 pm

PNGMK's correct. Spammer dredged up the thread but it got whacked but after PNGMK posted. Figured his post was worthwhile so I'd let 'er stay.
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