[[abstract]]The purpose of this thesis is to describe, discuss and analyze the development of Taiwan’s Graphic Communications technology, including the early history and the future tendency by collecting, organizing, and interpreting the related literature. The paper aims to keep the record of the development of Taiwan’s Graphic Communications technology. Some suggestions are made for the future development of Taiwan’s Graphic Communications industry by investigating its potential and coming tendency. Historical method is adopted to achieve the goal of this study and the development of Taiwan’s Graphic Communications technology is discussed chronologically. The investigation is conducted by collecting the related research, government publications, national statistics (DGBAS), research paper from industry, field research, and interview with the experts. In addition, the issues of our interviews are about the current development of the Graphic Communications and the future tendency. The experts are from both industry and academic circles. According to the procedure of historical method, we collect, investigate, integrate, and interpret the related literature and then analyze the results before the conclusion is made. The findings of this study are listed below, 1. In the history of Taiwan’s Graphic Communications technology, the printing procedure was by hand or hand machine before 1945, automatic machines gradually replaced manpower after that, with their quality keep improving to serve the requirement of economy and speed. 2. The current development of Taiwan’s Graphic Communications technology is suffered from the problems which each industry will undergo, such as the market being small or shrinking, the surplus of the equipment, the vicious competition of the same trade, the negligence of government, and personnel training. And these factors indirectly affect the applying and the development of Graphic Communications technology. 3. The future tendency of Taiwan’s Graphic Communications technology is influenced by the trends of industry management, of technology development, and of the product market. 4. The future development of Taiwan’s Graphic Communications industry depends on its breakthrough in the foreign market. 5. The future development of Taiwan’s Graphic Communications technology all depends on the requirement of industry and education, the training of professionals, the new thoughts of managers, and the government policies.
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