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Industry News
CHICAGO — April 22, 2016 — Two Sides North America celebrates Earth Day (April 22, 2016) with the release of an engaging new infographic that... Read more >
LBS News
LBS understands the structure of books and packages, how they go together and why. With 90 years of experience, we know which materials are best for... Read more >
Industry News
LBS will be showcasing samples of our extensive cover material collection at this year's HOW Design Live Conference. Please stop by the Corporate Image... Read more >
Industry News
According to an article by Ellen Harvey on the BookBusiness web site, book manufacturers, paper suppliers, and book publishers will eventually come... Read more >
Industry News
According to an article by Caleb Mason, "The Bookstore of the Future is Here Today". This article appeared in BookBusiness on March 15, 2016. To... Read more >
LBS News
LBS has a new Facebook page! Like us to keep up-to-date on LBS. Read more >
LBS News
When designing the 18 CD Collector's Edition of The Cutting Edge 1965-1966: The Bootleg Series Vol. 12, Sony and their design team were looking for a... Read more >
LBS News
Are you looking for a blue or green cover material for your project? Or are you in need of a netural color? What about a metallic material? Our newest... Read more >
LBS News
Customer Service Is in Its DNA The glue that holds all of LBS’ diverse products together is the unparalleled customer service the supplier offers its clients. An account manager is often... Read more >
LBS News
Janice Comer, the division manager of Archival Products will retire on Friday, May 20, 2016, after a distinguished 33-year career serving Archival... Read more >
LBS News
An Inventory So Expansive,  Manufacturers Don’t Need One In part a result of on-demand and short-run printing, LBS has had to adapt to the smaller inventories carried by its book... Read more >
LBS-U Video Series
LBS-U: A Series of Informational Conversations ... Learn how 70/110Z, a stretchable spine reinforcing material, helps create a quality round back... Read more >
LBS News
Speed and Versatility for the On-Demand and Short Run World At the same time that LBS began serving the full-service book manufacturer in the 1990s, a new trend was emerging in the... Read more >
LBS News
Are you looking for a special cover material for your luxury packaging or high-end journals? Do you want a cover material with a unique tactile feel and... Read more >
LBS News
  LBS has come a long way in the 20 years since it became a member of BMI. Not only has the supplier formed relationships with book manufacturers, but it has also come to know the equipment... Read more >
Industry News
Plan to attend the only premier tradeshow in the US dedicated to creative packaging; LuxePack New York on May 11-12, 2016. Over 220 exhibitors from the... Read more >
Industry News
The results of a new survey released at the Consumer Electronics Show by the Vision Council, a trade group representing the nation's eyecare products,... Read more >
LBS News
Have you ever wanted to see the inner workings of a sewn book block? Our newest educational tool is a clear-spine sample book. It is a Smyth sewn, round... Read more >
LBS News
Transitioning to Serve Book Manufacturers LBS was founded in 1926 in Des Moines, Iowa where it remains today. The materials supplier primarily served library... Read more >
LBS News
Adaptation and transformation have become the new hallmarks of the book manufacturing industry. As printing demands shift to shorter runs and a greater diversity of... Read more >
LBS News
The November/December issue of PostPress magazine featured an article wirtten by LBS President, Rob Mauritz. The article includes a brief history of... Read more >
Industry News
Bookbinding cover materials are not just for binding books or covering packages. Octane Magazine published a very interesting article about the... Read more >
LBS News
Are you looking for an alternative to binders board spine strips? LBS Spine Hollow is a great alternative!The advantage of a different kind of case liner,... Read more >
New Product
Introducing two new cover materials, Cezane and Pellana! If you are searching for the look of leather but want an animal-friendly option, these vinyl... Read more >
New Product
These custom paperboard packages were produced using LBS' Pearl Linen B-Cloth cover material. The cover material was decorated with screen printing in... Read more >
Industry News
A New York Times article titled "The Plot Twist: E-Book Sales Slip, and Print is Far From Dead" confirms that the "digital apocalypse never arrived, or at least not on schedule." Five years ago, the book world was seized by... Read more >
Industry News
Book Business has releasd six articles from the creative minds of publishing. These articles share ideas for reinventing the industry from within and finding... Read more >
LBS-U Video Series
LBS-U: A Series of Informational Conversations ... In this video Rob Mauritz, LBS, President, speaks with Peter Martini  bookbinding expert and... Read more >
Product VIdeo
This is the Wohlenberg Quick Binder with PUR glue system running LBS Combined Endsheets. The Combined Endsheet can be used with all kinds of perfect... Read more >
Product VIdeo
  This is the Horizon BQ-470 perfect binder with PUR glue system running LBS Combined Endsheets. The Combined Endsheet can be used with all kinds... Read more >
Product VIdeo
  This is the Bourg BB 3002 perfect binder with PUR glue system running LBS Combined Endsheets. The Combined Endsheet can be used with all kinds of... Read more >
Industry Events
drupa, the world's leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, will switch to a three-year cycle after 2016, when it runs from 31 May to 10 June. This... Read more >
Industry News
  Two Sides recently released a new survey into the preferences of consumers for printed versus digital communications. Here are our favorite... Read more >
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