automation

10 Time-Consuming Tasks You Should Automate Now

by Gail Bullen, Business Development Manager, Avanti Let’s face it, your business has fundamentally changed over the past few years. You now have dozens, if...
Feiereisen

Trade Finishing: Change, Challenge and Opportunity

by Melissa Larson, contributing writer PostPress Keeping up with the changes in finishing is challenging, and finishers are approaching it with a variety of strategies. Due...
Sourcebook spur

Membership Directory Designed to “Spur Imagination”

by Dianna Brodine, assistant director FSEA Each year, the staff at the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) begin tossing design ideas around for the organization’s...
meeting

One-on-One Meetings Matter More Than You Know

by Kate Zabriskie, president Business Training Works, Inc. There are only two of us in my department. Why should I bother with a formal meeting? We...

The Soft Touch: Haptics Enhance Print and Packaging

by Chris Davis, IST America, and Volker Selg, IST Metz Haptics and sensory effects have gained popularity. Why? Sensory experiences are very prevalent in how we...
FSEA Association News

Association News

FSEA 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...
Tool-to-tool registration alignment

Stripping at Maximum Press Speed and Yield

By John Norgard, president Converting Technology, Inc. The following article was derived from a presentation made at a previous IADD•FSEA Odyssey. For more information on Odyssey...
Glue-Tech SA-1420

THERM-O-TYPE’s Glue-Tech SA-1420

by Katy Ibsen, editor, PostPress, and Chris Van Pelt, THERM-O-TYPE THERM-O-TYPE Corp., Nokomis, Florida, introduced the Glue-Tech model SA-1420 sheet-to-sheet gluing machine at PRINT 18...
Postpress feature

Q&A: Solving Challenges with Perfect Binding

by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief PostPress Perfect binding is an economic, attractive way to present information in a bound format for both short and long runs. Once...
economic outlook chart

Reconciling the Stock Market with the Real US Economy in 2019

by Robert Fry, chief economist Robert Fry Economics LLC The S&P 500 stock price index has declined 14.5% since its record close on September 20, 2018....
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