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Bookbinding, Menus, Stationery & Packaing Updates

Industry News
Book Business recently shared an article from The Conversation. This article confirms what the book industry has believed for years...ebooks won't... Read more >
Industry News
This article from Wellbound written by Werner Rebsamen explains the causes of warped cover boards.  If you have ever experienced warped covers, and... Read more >
Industry Events
The 2017 BMI Management Conference will be held in Williamsburg, Virginia. The BMI serves companies that are directly engaged in the manufacture... Read more >
LBS News
When Sava's Restaurant needed to produce a new menu, they turned to our Corporate Image division in Des Moines, IA. Sava's Restaurant selected LBS'... Read more >
Industry News
by Don Piontek. October 3, 2016. "Boy, if you want to look at a print segment undergoing a revolution, look no further than hard-cover books. Hard-cover... Read more >
LBS News
"8 - 2017 Planners That Are As Georgeous As They Are Helpful" by Olivia Muenter. September 5, 2016 LBS cover materials are trendy and classic. And... Read more >
LBS-U Video Series
Take a second look at our conversation with Peter Martini about how LBS Spine Hollow can be used as an alternative to bookbinding board spine... Read more >
Product VIdeo
 Learn how LBS and WestRock created the most warp-resistant board available!   Read more >
LBS News
LBS’ Owner and CEO, Fritz James, is retiring after 40 years leading the company. James owned the company until 2014, when he sold it to his employees in... Read more >
Industry News
According to a recent article by Jim Milliot in Publishers Weekly, the sale of print books rose 6% in first six-months of 2016 compared to the same... Read more >
LBS News
It was a Saturday morning, and the telephone rang at our production facility. We had a customer who needed product delivered that same day. Here is a recap... Read more >
LBS News
We recently added 18 new cover material collections to our offering! We now have over 50 distinct cover material collections! Two of the newest additions... Read more >
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
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
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
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 2015 issue of PostPress magazine featured an article wirtten by LBS President, Rob Mauritz.. Bookbinders know that the interior pages of a book add a... 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 >
Corporate Image Archival Products The LBS family is made up of three companies – LBS, Corporate Image and Archival Products. All share a dedication for service and quality excellence within their own unique niche. Click on their logo to visit their website.