Export Division is located at the Dongguan production facility and employs some 1,650 staff. Its primary focus is production of both hard and soft cover colour books for export to the North American, Australian and European markets. Products include trade books, children’s books, colour book-sets, book-plus items and calendars. The factory complies with Disney’s code of conduct and has ISO9001, ISO14001, ICTI, FSC and PEFC certifications. Its capabilities include computer-to-plate (CTP) technology, sheet-fed litho printing in up to eight colours plus ultra-violet or aqueous coating in-line. Binding options include hardback, paperback, wire-o, spiral, comb and ring-binding, as well as hand-assembly. CTP services include colour correction, copy-dot and digital printing. The finishing capabilities include spot U.V. varnishing, sheet laminating, foil edge-gilding, foil stamping, embossing or de-bossing, die-cutting and punching.

Book Production

Hard cover (case-bound) and soft cover For over 49 years, Toppan Leefung (Hong Kong) has been a respected manufacturer of high quality hard cover books. Customers have included many of the world's largest publishers of trade, educational and juvenile books. Export Division’s line of hard cover (case-bound), soft cover (sewn) and soft cover (perfect-bound) products include four-colour trade books, art books, educational textbooks, teachers’ manuals, catalogues and juvenile books. Post-press finishing can also employ a variety of special binding methods such as exposed or concealed wire-O, spiral-binding, comb-binding, saddle-stitching, ring-binding and hand assembly.

Children's Books
With one million square feet at the Dongguan factory, Export Division can significantly expand its ability to manufacture children's books of all types. Now a primary product line for the company, children's book types include mini's, shape books, board books, books with sound and those with special enclosures designed for items such as compact discs. Most of these products require hand-assembly techniques and an experienced workforce large enough to turnaround even the largest projects. The hand assembly section alone employs between 500 and 700 skilled workers dedicated just to children's book assembly.

Specialty Products
Given the variety of equipment and processes, the company also produces new and often unusual non-book products which utilize the same equipment and hand assembly capabilities. Regularly produced non-book products include stationery sets, greeting cards, card sets, tray sets, book-plus items, wall or boxed calendars, game sets, puzzles, and albums. Components for these products are often supplied by the customers themselves or are acquired for them by the Export Division’s Sourcing Department.

Additional Services
Export Division also offers its customers assistance in product design. The R&D group can assist in designing and building models or dummies to ensure product functionality and find the best and cheapest production methods. The Sourcing Department can also help find those special non-print-related items to help complete projects on time. Besides actually producing products, the company can also assist in the design and production of packaging for both retail display and shipping.

Our Key People
Steven Lo, Chief Financial Officer and Managing Director (Export Division)