1. ISBN Registration
R.R. Bowker is the U.S. ISBN Agency in the United States, responsible for assigning ISBNs as well as providing information and advice on the uses of the ISBN system to publishers and the publishing industry in general. R.R. Bowker is charged by the International ISBN Agency with the collection of bibliographic data on titles published in the U.S. This title data is found in the databases of Books in Print.
Coordinates and supervises the worldwide use of the ISBN system.
3. Free conversion tool: ISBN-10 to ISBN-13 & ISBN-13 to ISBN-10 from the ISBN Agency. Also, shows correct hyphenation & verifies if ISBNs are valid or not.
4. “Implementation guidelines” (PDF). (51.0 KB) for the 13-digit ISBN code.
5. UPC Code Registration (barcodes)
Authentic, never-before released UPC codes, issued by the only legal source, GS1 (formerly known as the Uniform Code Council or UCC).
- FDA Food Packaging Requirement
- IRS W9
Request for tax payer identification number.
- Official U.S. Copyright Forms
- CPSC Regulations, Laws & Standards
CPSC administers and enforces several federal laws. These laws authorize the agency to protect the public against unreasonable risks of injuries and deaths associated with consumer products.
The BOE administers various tax and fee programs that fund state, county, city and special taxing jurisdictions. The type of permit, license and / or account required is dependent upon the type of business activity or personal use transaction. The BOE’s on-line registration system will guide you through the process whether or not you know what type of registration you require.
- Types/Technology of Printing:
- Letterpress Printing, the earliest form of printing text.
- Offset Printing, most books and newspapers are printed using this technique.
- Gravure Printing, used for long, high-quality print runs.
- Flexography Printing, used for packaging, labels, newspapers.
- Dye-sublimation Printing, uses heat to transfer dye onto materials like plastic, card, paper, or fabric.
- Inkjet Printing, used typically to print a small number of books or packaging.
- Laser Printing, (toner printing) mainly used in offices and for transactional printing (bills, bank documents).
- Pad Printing, popular for its unusual ability to print on complex three-dimensional surfaces.
- Relief Printing, mainly used for catalogues.
- Screen Printing, for a variety of applications ranging from T-shirts to floor tiles, and on uneven surfaces.
- Intaglio Printing, used mainly for high value documents such as currencies.
- Thermal Printing, popular in the 1990s for fax printing.