Journal of Printing Science and Technology
Online ISSN : 1882-4935
Print ISSN : 0914-3319
ISSN-L : 0914-3319
Special Review 2
An Overview of the Print and Publishing Industry in Malaysia
Muhammad Yusuf B. MasodHaji Mustaffa Halabi Bin Haji AzahariShalida M. Rosnan
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2015 Volume 52 Issue 1 Pages 054-060

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Malaysian printing industry has played a major role as the main media for education, communication and dissemination of knowledge and information. It is expected that Malaysian printing and publishing business will continue its positive growth as the nation aspires to be fully developed and industrialized by 2020. The industry is constantly working to improve turnaround time, and many have invested in state-of-the-art technology to provide in-house finishing and bindery services. Many printers and publishers also stay abreast of new developments in the printing and publishing technology and this has greatly increased efficiency and productivity, as well as export competitiveness. This paper is to provide an overview of the current status of Malaysian Printing industry by discussing the key aspects of the printing industries as needed. Furthermore, an overview of the challenges of faced by book printing and publishing industry also discussed. References, an appendix on the history of the industry, and a suggested reading list are provided for further study.
Key words: Printing, Publishing, Printing Industry, e-book, Digital Printing

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