In the early 1900s, a bright young man left his hometown of Fujian, China, for the shores of Malaysia in hopes of a better life.
Ee Swee Tiang was his name; he settled in Klang and opened a printing shop that was to be passed down to his children. His son, Ee Lay Swee inherited the shop. With the printing knowledge he acquired, he moved down to Melaka with his wife to start a printing business of his own... And that, was where it all began.
It began its existence in 1938 as a letterpress printing house on the historic Jonker Street. The Royal Press is one of the oldest surviving polyglot letterpress printing houses in the world. It has withstood the vicissitudes of time, and continues printing for a small clientele today.
First established in 1952, APW was known as Art Printing Works — a commercial printing factory specializing in offset printing and finishing solutions. Throughout the 60s to 80s, Art Printing Works made a name for itself as a reputable printer in Kuala Lumpur. Originally located in Lebuh Ampang, it has since moved to its present Bangsar location in 1965.
With the success of both letterpress (The Royal Press) and offset printing (APW), Expo Digital was then created in 1989. Born into the then blooming era of digital printing, we expanded our printing services to digital printing; conforming and adapting to the ever-changing business of prints.