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PRESS RELEASE: Lightning Source breaks new ground
Lightning Source quality and scalability key for the expanding photo book market. # # #
LaVergne, TN - Lightning Source Inc., the leading provider of one-off demand-based book manufacturing and distribution solutions to the book industry, today announced a new photo book manufacturing solution. Lightning's new service will provide software and retail leaders in the photo book industry with a scalable, cost-effective resource for high volume, one-off photo book manufacturing.
Aiming to capture a share of the photo book market, expected to grow to over $1 billion by 2010, Lightning Source will manufacture photo books in a variety of book formats and sizes, including perfect bound paperback and sewn case bound books.
"Today's launch marks a significant milestone for Lightning Source, as we position ourselves to be the premier photo book manufacturer in the United States," said J. Kirby Best, president & CEO of Lightning Source. "The quality of the books and the ability to keep up with the demand in the market for photo books will be critical in this large, emerging segment of book manufacturing."
"Lightning is the world's largest printer of one-off books. We manufacture over 1 million one-off books per month. We have the scale, quality and expertise to serve this market well," Mr. Best added.
The Lightning Source color book manufacturing facility uses proprietary systems and HP Indigo press technology to manufacture brilliant one-off offset quality color books. Lightning Source photo book solutions and the HP Indigo presses produce stunning graphics, vibrant colors and sharp text - high quality, fast-turnaround solutions that the photo book industry demands.
ABOUT LIGHTNING SOURCE
Lightning Source Inc., a subsidiary of Ingram Industries Inc., provides a comprehensive suite of demand-driven publishing solutions for publishers. The company is revolutionizing the options available to the industry in the storage, management, and distribution of digital content. Lightning Source stores books and other information electronically and delivers them "on demand" in printed format in response to orders from booksellers, librarians, and publishers. Lightning Source has printed over 40,000,000 books for over 4,500 publishers around the world. For more information, visit our website at www.lightningsource.com
The Lightning Source name, corresponding logos, taglines and other service marks identifying Lightning Source and its services are the proprietary marks of Lightning Source Inc. and must be represented accordingly. Other products and company names mentioned herein may be the trademarks of their respective owners.
(First posted on Thursday, March 8, 2007 at 11:38 EST)