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- Time of issue:2018-08-29 00:00:00
Jintan Ancient Printing Ltd (JAPL) was established in 1978. It combines traditional craftsmanship with high-tech digital printing to produce high end, replica ancient products. Based in Jintan, Jiangsu, China, the multiple award winning company is a leading name in the premier print industry, both nationally and internationally. Specialities of JAPL include hard back and hand bound books, xuan (bamboo paper) colour printing and woodblock printing.
Situated in the Jintan district of Changzhou, Jiangsu, JAPL has roughly 150 employees. With 40 years of experience, the company is now fit to annually manufacture around 1.5 million copies of thread bound books, 500,000 hard back books and 1.5 million newspapers and magazines. Considered a national treasure, the family run business has gained international recognition, with prizes such as the China Printing Award and Benny (considered the ‘Oscar of the printing world’) awards achieved over the years. Visits to the site have also been made by professors of educational institutions, like Harvard University.
Colour printing on xuan (bamboo paper), hand embossing, woodblock printing and xian zhuang (stitched binding) are all ancient techniques used by JAPL. Items of particular interest produced include the recreation of 500 year old books originally made by Emperor Yongle to record the Ming Dynasty, as well as key Confucius teachings. The books and scriptures, amongst other collections and art works, all displaying the time consuming and intricate skills, can be found in the vast on-site product exhibition room.
What We Can do for You
Here at JAPL, we offer bespoke replication services. We can tailor to your every request, creating replicas of anything, from hardback books, to art prints. Using our specialist skills and equipment and years of knowledge, we adapt ancient techniques, tools and materials, in order to get as close a likeness as possible from the original. These services are particularly useful for museums, libraries and other keepers of historical importance. Let us help you to protect your items of heritage, to save them for generations to come.
General Manager at JAPL, Grace Geng, has over two decades of experience in international communications. She has gained a HBA and MBA in Business at the University of Western Ontario, Richard Ivey School, Canada, where she resided for 12 years. This means that Grace is more than equipped to deal with your queries. Don’t hesitate to contact her on how she can help to begin the preservation of your precious relics.
Contact Grace at: firstname.lastname@example.org
Add：No.186, Chenfeng Road, Jintan, Changzhou, Jiangsu, China