China Holidays 2017

China Holidays 2017

Remember the vast holiday celebrations when you are Printing books in China!

China is known for taking many days off during the year. What may look like a lot of holidays for being a US citizen, but over in China it is the norm. Below you will find the 2017 China book printing holidays. These holidays are important to making sure your project is delivered on your expecting date. For the larger holidays, please keep in mind workers tend to extend their holiday due to the traveling conditions. Even after the holiday there is a lot of catch up work needed, so be sure to add into your production time, if producing during these major holidays (Note the National Holidays and Common Local Holidays). If you have any question on when you should have a project in or on holidays printing in China please contact PRC Book Printing at info@prcbookprinting.com

China and their Holidays in 2017

Friday, Jan 1
Sunday, Jan 1
Friday, Jan 27
Saturday, Jan 28
Sunday, Jan 29
Monday Jan 30
Tuesday Jan 31
Wednesday Feb 1
Thursday Feb 2
Friday Feb 3
Saturday Feb 4
Sunday Feb 5
Monday Feb 6
Tuesday Feb 7
Wednesday Feb 8
Thursday Feb 9
Friday Feb 10
Saturday Feb 11
Monday Feb 27
Wednesday Mar 8
Sunday Mar 12
Monday Mar 20
Sunday Apr 2
Monday Apr 3
Tuesday Apr 4
Monday May 1
Thursday May 4
Sunday May 28
Monday May 29
Tuesday May 30
Thursday Jun 1
Wednesday Jun 21
Saturday Jul 1
Tuesday Jul 11
Tuesday Aug 1
Monday Aug 28
Tuesday Sep 5
Sunday Sep 10
Friday Sep 22
Sunday Oct 1
Monday Oct 2
Tuesday Oct 3
Wednesday Oct 4
Thursday Oct 5
Friday Oct 6
Saturday Oct 7
Sunday Oct 8
Saturday Oct 28
Wednesday Nov 8
Thursday Dec 21
Monday Dec 25
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Weekend
New Year’s Weekend
Spring Festival Golden Week
Chinese New Year
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Lantern Festival
International Women’s Day
Zhonghe Festival
Arbor Day
March Equinox
Quing Ming Jie
Quinn Ming Jie
Quinn Ming Jie
Labour Day
Youth Day
Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
Children’s Day
June Solstice
CPC Founding Day
Maritime Day
Army Day
Double Seven Festival
Spirit Festival
Teachers’ Day
September equinox
National Day
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
Double Ninth Festival
Journalists’ Day
December Solstice
Christmas Day
National Holiday
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China Holidays 2016

China Holidays 2016

Remember the vast holiday celebrations when you are Printing books in China!

China is known for taking many days off during the year. What may look like a lot of holidays for being a US citizen, but over in China it is the norm. Below you will find the 2016 China book printing holidays. These holidays are important to making sure your project is delivered on your expecting date. For the larger holidays, please keep in mind workers tend to extend their holiday due to the traveling conditions. Even after the holiday there is a lot of catch up work needed, so be sure to add into your production time, if producing during these major holidays (Note the National Holidays and Common Local Holidays). If you have any question on when you should have a project in or on holidays printing in China please contact PRC Book Printing at info@prcbookprinting.com

China and their Holidays in 2016

Friday, Jan 1
Saturday, Jan 2
Sundays,Jan 3
Sunday,Feb 7
Monday,Feb 8
Tuesday Feb 9
Wednesday Feb 10
Thursday Feb 11
Friday Feb 12
Saturday Feb 13
Monday Feb 22
Tuesday Mar 8
Thursday Mar 10
Saturday Mar 12
Sunday Mar 20
Monday Apr 4
Sunday May 1
Wednesday May 4
Wednesday Jun 1
Thursday Jun 9
Monday Jun 20
Friday Jul 1
Monday Jul 11
Monday Aug 1
Tuesday Aug 9
Wednesday Aug 17
Saturday Sep 10
Thursday Sep 15
Thursday Sep 22
Saturday Oct 1
Sunday Oct 2
Monday Oct 3
Tuesday Oct 4
Wednesday Oct 5
Thursday Oct 6
Friday Oct 7
Sunday Oct 9
Tuesday Nov 8
Wednesday Dec 21
Friday Dec 25
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Weekend
New Year’s Weekend
Spring Festival Golden Week
Chinese New Year
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Lantern Festival
International Women’s Day
Zhonghe Festival
Arbor Day
March Equinox
Quing Ming Jie
Labour Day
Youth Day
Children’s Day
Dragon Boat Festival
June Solstice
CPC Founding Day
Maritime Day
Army Day
Double Seven Festival
Spirit Festival
Teachers’ Day
Mid-Autumn Festival
September equinox
National Day
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
National Day Golden Week
Double Ninth Festival
Journalists’ Day
December Solstice
Christmas Day
National Holiday
Common Local holiday
Common Local holiday
National holiday
National holiday
National holiday
Common Local holiday
Common Local holiday
National & Common holiday
National & Common holiday
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Size and Color Do Matter When Producing Your Books in China!

What makes your book a good fit for overseas print services?  The cost for shipping from China may not be an economical choice when producing smaller quantities, but high volume printing of books can be the best fit for China.

The book size, type (hardcover/soft cover), page count and interior ink (1, 2, 3, 4 or 5 color), as well as your needs, help to determine what quantity to purchase. As should be expected, the larger the quantity ordered, the lower the unit price, but it all comes down to the author or publisher who is printing the book. Unfortunately, this system usually benefits the larger publishers. The opportunity is sometimes offered to self-publishers producing smaller runs, but on a completely different selling rate.

There are several scenarios to demonstrate that overseas printing can be a cost-saving solution for publishers or self-publishers, depending on the size, color and binding style:

When printing 10,000 four color perfect bound books with an interior page count over 36+ pages, overseas printing would be the economical solution, as long as the project is not a monthly publication. As stated in past blogs on shipping, ocean freight averages 6-7 weeks for delivery.

Another example of hefty book printing: children’s four color hardcover books. If you are printing a quantity of 1,000 to 2,000 of these books, you can see substantial savings by printing in China, again depending on size and color in the book.

Please note that the margins or profits that one person may have could vary from another person(s). For example: while one author or publisher may spend $5,000 on design, layout, trademarking, etc., another author or publisher may have only spent $3,000 and, thus, may not need such a large margin. They could get away with a higher per unit cost.

In the end, no matter what size, color or type of book you need printed, PRC Book Printing will help you determine whether printing overseas will be a cost effective solution for your project. Please reach out to PRC Book Printing to learn more about our high volume book printing services in China. Contact us via email at Info@prcbookprinting.com or telephone at 888.659.8320.

Empty Container Shortage Jeopardizes China’s Import Market

Empty Container Shortage Jeopardizes China’s Import Market

The gleam of hop this week in the (PMA) Pacific Maritime Association and (ILWU) International Longshore and Warehouse Union negotiations regarding the struggling West Coast import trade community is facing another disaster!  The shortage of empty containers in China to carry the unpredicted high volume of USA imports.

While the high demand is the arising problem, the growing empty container crisis is a result in the elements listed below:

  • Port congestion slowing container turn-around times
  • Adequate U.S. export levels
  • Vessel unavailability to port affects scheduling
  • Leisurely return of the empties at destination
  • Inept chassis usages in USA
  • Overall shortfall of the worldwide container pool

Also airlines are expecting an extreme escalation in air cargo and pricing out of China in the next few weeks.

China’s Holidays 2015

China Holidays 2015

Remember the vast holiday celebrations when you are Printing books in China!

China is known for taking many days off during the year. What may look like a lot of holidays for being a US citizen, but over in China it is the norm. Below you will find the 2015 China book printing holidays. These holidays are important to making sure your project is delivered on your expecting date. For the larger holidays, please keep in mind workers tend to extend their holiday due to the traveling conditions. Even after the holiday there is a lot of catch up work needed, so be sure to add into your production time, if producing during these major holidays (Note the National Holidays and Common Local Holidays). If you have any question on when you should have a project in or on holidays printing in China please contact PRC Book Printing at info@prcbookprinting.com

China and their Holidays in 2015

Thursday, Jan 1
Friday, Jan 2
Saturday,Jan 3
Wednesday,Feb 18
Thursday,Feb 19
Friday Feb 20
Saturday Feb 21
Sunday Feb 22
Monday Feb 23
Tuesday Feb 24
Saturday Apr 4
Sunday Apr 5
Monday Apr 6
Friday May 1
Saturday May 2
Sunday May 3
Saturday Jun 20
Sunday Jun 21
Monday Jun 22
Wednesday Jul 1
Saturday Jul 11
Saturday Aug 1
Thursday Aug 20
Friday Aug 28
Sunday Sep 27
Thursday Oct 1
Friday Oct 2
Saturday Oct 3
Sunday Oct 4
Monday Oct 5
Tuesday Oct 6
Wednesday Oct 7
Saturday Oct 10
Wednesday Oct 21
Sunday Nov 8
Tuesday Dec 22
Friday Dec 25
New Year’s Day
New Year’s Weekend
New Year’s Weekend
Spring Festival Golden Week
Chinese New Year
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Spring Festival Golden Week
Quingming Festival
Quingming Festival
Quingming Festival
May Day
May Day
May Day
Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
Dragon Boat Festival
CPC Founding Day
Maritime Day
Army Day
Double Seven Festival
Spirit Festival
Mid-Autumn FEstival
National Day
National Day
National Day
National Day
National Day
National Day
National Day
Special Working Day
Double Ninth Festival
Journalists’ Day
December Solstice
Christmas Day
National Holiday
Common Local holiday
Common Local holiday
National holiday
National holiday
National holiday
Common Local holiday
Common Local holiday
Common Local holiday
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