Books have been with us for hundreds of years and part of their enduring success is a result of a constant evolution. Since Gutenberg produced his first bibles, books have survived many threats to their existence. People love books. They feel relaxed and at ease with their familiarity, their texture and their continuity - and have no concerns about compatibility. However, with the exponential growth of the internet; the introduction of tablets such as the Kindle and iPad and even the ubiquitous smart phone, the printed book is arguably under more pressure today than ever before.
For books to remain an integral part of our lives as a form of entertainment, education or information distribution, they need to continue to evolve as they have for the last five hundred years. That evolution has alwaysgone hand in hand with technological change and it is no different today.
For the last 70 years, Screen has been at the heart of that technological evolution and Screen has developed many of the technologies that have changed the face of book production.
Screen continues to be a pioneer of technology that allows the publishing industry to revolutionize its business model. Today book production can be more flexible, more profitable and more environmentally friendly than ever before.