Binding Summit 2019FSEA to Host Binding Summit 2019 in April

FSEA’s Binding and Loose Leaf Division will host the inaugural Binding Summit on April 30, 2019, at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. The one-day event will take place prior to the opening of Odyssey Expo 2019, providing the opportunity for bindery owners and managers to gather for education and networking specific to the binding industry, while also giving attendees the chance to visit the Odyssey event floor for exposure to additional print finishing technologies.

Attendees will benefit from a keynote presentation on “Creating a Meaningful (and Profitable) Relationship with Your Print Partners,” and panel discussions led by binding and loose leaf industry members will cover “Recruiting, Training & Retaining Employees: How to Get Off the Merry-Go-Round” and “Sales Tactics and Smart Expansion: Bringing New Customers to the Bindery.” Other sessions will discuss marketing and lean production methods.

Binding Summit 2019 Schedule:
9-10 a.m.
Keynote: Creating a Meaningful (and Profitable) Relationship with Your Print Partners

10-10:15 a.m.
Technology Showcase

10:15-10:30 a.m.

10:30-11:30 a.m.
Panel Discussion: Recruiting, Training & Retaining Employees: How to Get Off the Merry-Go-Round

11:30-11:45 a.m.
Technology Showcase

11:45 a.m.-1 p.m.
Networking Lunch and Gold Leaf Awards (Binding Division) Presentation

1-1:45 p.m.
Panel Discussion: Sales Tactics and Smart Expansion: Bringing New Customers to the Bindery

1:45-2 p.m.
Technology Showcase

2-3 p.m.
Presentation: Why “Lean” Has a Bad Reputation, and Why You Need It Anyway

3-3:15 p.m.

3:15-4:15 p.m.
Presentation: Marketing 101: Press Releases, Social Media and the Dreaded V Word (Video)

4:15-4:30 p.m.
Technology Showcase

4:30-5:30 p.m.
Networking Reception

Cost to attend Binding Summit 2019 is $295 per person. The registration fee includes a one-day pass to Odyssey Expo 2019 and lunch during the Gold Leaf Awards (Binding Division) presentation on April 30th. For more information, visit or call Jeff Peterson, FSEA executive director, at 785.271.5801.

Dave LeyrerDave Leyrer, SunDance, Joins FSEA Board of Directors

FSEA would like to welcome Dave Leyrer, finishing manager at SunDance, Orlando, Florida, to the FSEA Board of Directors. Leyrer has been in the printing industry for more than 25 years. Once the owner of a family-started commercial printer, Triple L Press, Leyrer has had experience with everything from 4-color sheet-fed printing to bindery and finishing. He has served as a past board member of the Printing Association of Florida and was a long-time member of the Orlando Craftsman’s Club. Leyrer joined the team at SunDance in 2013 where he is able to apply his skills and grow his knowledge in the various finishing processes.

FSEA HelpLinks is Significant Benefit for FSEA Members

The FSEA HelpLinks is an email-driven community developed specifically to help with technical questions and challenges related to foil, coatings, folding/gluing and more. It has become commonplace for many FSEA members to bounce off ideas and questions on specific jobs relating to paper stock, makeready, foil types, and much more. “The FSEA HelpLinks has become one of the most important tangible benefits for our members,” stated Jeff Peterson, FSEA executive director. “I have been so pleasantly surprised on how many of our members are willing to provide technical information and advice on all types of finishing and bindery related subjects.”

One of the keys to the FSEA HelpLinks is that questions come over the email, so FSEA members do not have to go into a special website or blog to participate. And, when someone answers and hits the “Reply All,” the answers come through to all of those who are connected to the HelpLinks account. FSEA members are able to see the answers and information even if it is not their particular question. Jon Reck, Excel Graphics shared this, “The ability to easily reach out to my fellow members on questions when arise on specific challenging jobs has been invaluable. The FSEA HelpLinks alone has been worth my annual membership dues.”

If you are not a current FSEA member and believe this would be helpful for you organization, please contact FSEA at or call 785.271.5816.