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August/September 2018

Industry Influencer: Bruce Peterson | by PostPress

Worldwide Market for Print 2.0 | Executive Synopsis courtesy of the Association for Print Technologies

PRINT 18 is Back in Chicago | by PostPress

Book Sewing Technology Responds to Digital Printing Era | by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress

D&K's Double Kote Digital | Edited by Lara Copeland, contributing editor, PostPress

Well-Executed Makeready Can Be a Game Changer | by Greg Faddis, direct sales professional, UEI® Group Companies

Set Sail with Jostens' Award-Winning Naval Academy Yearbook | by Brittany Willes, contributing editor, PostPress

Anstadt Communications Raises the Bar with Classic Cocktail Recipe Cards | by Lara Copeland, contributing editor, PostPress

Digital Foil Technology Opens New Doors | by Melissa Larson, contributing writer, PostPress

Recruiting Millennials | by Katy Ibsen, managing editor, PostPress

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend | by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence

Alternative Available for Hot and Cold Foil Waste | by Carson Weisbord, Channeled Resources Group

If You Don’t Know How to Onboard New Employees, You’re Not Alone | by Pam Butterfield, Business Success Tools

Booklist: Creating Successful Cultures | by Dianna Brodine, assistant director, FSEA

FSEA News


May/June 2018

Industry Influencer: Thayer Long | by PostPress

Changing Print Environments Affect the Bindery | by Katy Ibsen, managing editor, PostPress

25th Annual Gold Leaf Awards | by PostPress

“Fun & Games” by J.S. McCarthy | by Lara Copeland, contributing editor, PostPress

Leveraging Print to Complement eMarketing Omni-Channel Strategies for Profitability | Article courtesy of Canon Solutions America and NAPCO

FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Nelson Stevens | by Katy Ibsen, managing editor, PostPress

2018 FSEA•IADD Joint Conference – A Look Back at the Events, Content and Networking | by Katy Ibsen, managing editor, PostPress

Proper Design Key for Successful Folding/Gluing | by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress

Five Major Technology Advances in UV/EB Curing Print Market | Article courtesy of Smithers Pira

Tactile Experience Has Created a Resurgence in Print over Digital | by Taylor Graham, marketing & sales coordinator, Royle Printing

Be Our Guest – Subtle Impressions Opens Doors with Unique Invitation | by Brittany Willes, contributing editor, PostPress

The Economist’s View: Steel Tariffs – Good, Bad, Both? | by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence

Booklist: Goal Setting and Follow-through | by Dianna Brodine, assitant director, FSEA

FSEA News


February/March 2018

Industry Influencer: Deborah Corn | by PostPress

Four Drivers for Luxury Packaging Markets | by Smithers Pira

Multi-Level Embossing Kicks It Up a Notch, Reaches New Depths | by Melissa Larson, contributing writer, PostPress

Dishing Up New Traditions – Digitalpress Produces a Unique Cookbook for the Ages | by Sabine Lenz, president, PaperSpecs

A Paradise of Decorative Processes | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Grain Direction – The Long and Short of It | by Brian Cowie, CEO, The Paper Mill Store

Bound for Success – Loose Leaf Keeps Up with the Digital Age | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Job Costing – Using Data Collection to Determine Estimated vs. Actual Profits | by Mark Porter, president, Dienamic MIS Software, Inc.

Cold Foil is the Hot Choice for Metallic Enhancements | by PostPress

A Walkthrough of a Broken Organization | by Ken Thoreson, president, Acumen Management Group

Print and Paper in a Digital World – Consumer Preferences, Attitudes and Trust | by Phil Riebel, president, Two Sides North America, Inc.

The Good, Bad and Maybe Ugly Sides of the Tax Cut | by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence

Booklist: Strategic Planning | by PostPress

FSEA News


November/December 2017

Industry Influencer: Sabine Lenz | by PostPress

The 2018 Economy and Print Markets | by Dr. Ronnie H. Davis, senior vice president and chief economist, Printing Industries of America

Installation and Training are Key with Folding/Gluing Equipment | by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress

Selling Your Finishing Business – An Inside Look | by Rock LaManna, owner, LaManna Alliance

Established Procedures Stop Email Fraud Attempt | by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, PostPress

Creasing Solutions – Keeping Up with Digital Printing | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

The Case for New Bindery Equipment | by Melissa Larson, contributing writer, PostPress

A Study in Chocolate: API Foils Examines Premium Chocolate Packaging | Information provided by API Foils packaging study

Build an Emotional Connection with Interactive Pop-Ups | by Kevin Rickard, president, Rickard Bindery

A Texas-Sized Holiday Card from Seidl’s Bindery | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Wistful Wedding Bells – Haute Papier Invitation Combines Culture and Class | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Hurricanes Storm in with Lasting Impact | by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence

Two Little Words That Can Make or Break a Customer Relationship | by Joanne Gore, director of marketing, Avanti Systems

FSEA News

BIA News


August/September 2017

Industry Influencer: Trish Witkowski | by PostPress

Avoiding Bindery Bottlenecks | by Melissa Larson, contributing writer, PostPress

PRINT 17 Returns to Chicago | by PostPress

OSHA Regulatory Update For 2017 | by Gary Jones, assistant VP EHS Affairs; Kaitlin Rundle, EHS associate; and Matthew Crownover, EHS associate, Printing Industries of America

Going Gaga Over Printing Arts’ Promo Kit | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Lamplighter Hardback: Judged by its Cover | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Whooo? Wins Gold Leaf Award | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

BOPP Films are an Excellent Choice for Beverage Packaging | by Maika Collado, Operational Marketing, Derprosa Specialty Films USA

Sheet-fed Cold Foil Finding Niche with Folding Cartons | by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress

Finishing First: Changing Mindsets to Ensure Greater ROI | by Lance Martin, vice president of national accounts, MBO America

How is the Economy Doing? It Depends on Which One | by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence

PIA’s Premier Print Awards | by PostPress

Tech Watch: BOBST’s MASTERFOIL 106PR | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

What Can a Valuation Expert Do for Your Succession Plan? | Reprinted with permission from www.carlson-advisors.com

Understanding the Flow of Inventory Management | by Grainger Editorial Staff

BIA News

FSEA News


May/June 2017

Industry Influencer: Hal Hinderliter | by PostPress

Loose Leaf Stays Relevant | by Melissa Larson, contributing writer

A Symphony in Color by J.S. McCarthy | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

FSEA Announces Gold Leaf Award Winners | by PostPress

Simply Bewitching: A New Era in Wine Labels | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Decorating and Finishing Keep Up with Digital Label Printing Technology | by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress

The Future of Finishing | by Andy Fetherman, vice president of sales and technology, Muller Martini Corp.

Utilizing Hologram Technology and Second-Level Solutions for Increased Brand Protection | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Q&A: Perfect Binding – Traditional EVA vs. PUR Adhesive | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Tech Watch: The Matrix from Vivid Laminating | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

4th drupa Global Trends Report 2017 Executive Summary | by PostPress

Shifting from Populism to Pragmatism | by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence

Paper and Print: Sustainable and Essential | by Phil Riebel, president, Two Sides North America, Inc.

In Tough Conversations, Seek to COMPLETE, Not COMPETE | by Lynne Cunningham, MPA, Studer Group

Association News: FSEA

Association News: BIA

February/March 2017

Industry Influencer: Cindy Crouse | by PostPress

Diecutting – Keeping the Process Simple | by Nick Crabtree, president, N & J Training, LLC

Working with Specialty UV Coatings on Press | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

SGP Sets Direction for 2017 | by Brittany Sutphin, executive director, Sustainable Green Printing Partnership

Direct Mail Still Boasts Marketing Advantages | by Melissa Larson, contributing writer, PostPress

Poly Covers: The Newest Trend in Binding | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Quality Stitching Wire Matters | by Kristopher Shaw, sales manager, WCJ Pilgrim Wire

Application: Cuba Libre! | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Application: Lights, Camera, Color! | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Application: Touchdown! | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Estimating: Know Your Costs to Determine Your Profits | by Mark Porter, president, Dienamic MIS Software, Inc.

A First Economic Look at the Trump Administration | by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence

Be a Customer Service Contender | by Katie Zabriskie, president, Business Training Works, Inc.

Cultivating Caution in the Workplace | by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress

Tech Watch: Gietz’s ROFO 910 PLUS Hot Foil Machine | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Association News: FSEA

Association News: BIA


November/December 2016

Election Results Create Path for Tax Changes | by Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP, partner, Mueller Prost

Print Influencer: Alan Rosenspan | by PostPress

Evaluating Used Bindery Equipment | by Brad Emerson, general manager, fixyourownbindery.com

Letterpress: Old is New Again | by Melissa Larson, contributing writer

Economic and Print Market Update and Outlook | by Dr. Ronnie Davis, senior vice president, Printing Industries of America

Using a B.O.L.D. Approach to Succeed in an Unpredictable Business World | by Jill Johnson, president, Johnson Consulting Services

The New Classic: Neenah Revisits Old Typefaces | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

“May I Have the Envelope Please?” | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Spoilage Incentive: Raising the Bar on Lowering Spoilage Rates | by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress

The Truth Unfolds: Specialty Folding is More than Meets the Eye | by Kevin Rickard, president, Rickard Bindery

Labor Reduction Technologies: New Software Solution for Guillotine Cutting | by Zeenath Haniff, Farheap Solutions

Lean Manufacturing and Continuous Improvement: What, Who and Why? | by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, PostPress

Coil Binding for Thick Books | by Anna Massey, director of marketing, Gateway Bookbinding Systems

Rollem International’s Insignia 7 Diecutter | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Direct Mail: Seven Ways to Save in 2017 | by Kim Mauch, Satori Software

Association News: BIA

Association News: FSEA


August/September 2016

Print Influencer: Mary Beth Smith | by PostPress

Preparing for the Future in a Changing Commercial Printing Marketplace | by Melissa Larson, contributing writer, PostPress

BIA Product of Excellence Awards | by PostPress

Refresh at GRAPH EXPO 16 in Orange County, Florida | by PostPress

Photo Books: Updating the Family Album | by Nancy Cates, contributing writer, PostPress

Studying the Response: Foil Attracts Consumer Attention | by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, PostPress

Q&A: Proper Safety and the Right Coverage Can Go a Long Way with Property and Casualty Insurance | by Eric Stiles, lead account executive, Sentry Insurance

Association News: FSEA | by PostPress

Association News: BIA | by PostPress

One Goal: Blackhawks Take Home the Gold | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Candy-Coated Brilliance: Thoro Packaging Sets New Standards in Folding Cartons | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Purple Pride Wins the Gold | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Book Automation’s Universe Sewing WEB-FED Book Production Solution | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Sustainability and the Modern Printer | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

FSEA Economic Survey Reveals Industry Trends | by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, PostPress

OSHA is Increasing Penalties | by Gary A. Jones, assistant vice president, EHS Affairs; Kaitlin Mackey, EHS associate; and Matthew Crownover, EHS associate, Printing Industries of America

Is Your Company the Next Blockbuster? | by Steve Blue, president and CEO, Miller Ingenuity


May/June 2016

Print Influencer: Daniel Dejan | by PostPress

Just the Right Time for Diamond Packaging | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

23rd Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards | by Foil & Specialty Effects Association

Class of 2016: Jostens Takes Yearbooks to a New Level | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Direct Mail Makes a Comeback | by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress

Cultivating Leadership – FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Mike Graf | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

USPS Promotion Targets the Senses | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Trends in Label Decorating | by Melissa Larson, contributing writer

Labelexpo Americas 2016 | by PostPress

Cold Foil Enhancement in the High-End Spirits Market | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

Tech Watch: B&R Moll’s digi-mollPAK System | by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress

FSEA News | Foil & Specialty Effects Association

BIA News | by Kayleigh Smith, manager, marketing, Printing Industries of America

Managing Foil Inventory | by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress


February/March 2016

Print Influencer: Dr. Joe Webb | by PostPress

drupa 2016 has Something for Everyone | by Lara Copeland, PostPress

Trends in Folding Cartons Boost Shelf Impact | by Melissa Larson, PostPress

Advances in Punching and Perforating | by Brittany Willes, PostPress

Puttin’ on the Glitz | by Helen Rallis, Sun Chemical

Avoiding the Insanity of Gluing Poly-Coated Substrates | by Technical Service Department, Capital Adhesives

Oklahoma: Come See – and Feel – for Yourself | by Brittany Willes, PostPress

Enticing with Texture | by Brittany Willes, PostPress

Bidding for a Super Bowl | by Dianna Brodine, PostPress

Lamination of Digital Output: Art vs. Science | by Scott Diamond, Data-Bind

Stress: The Catalyst for Workplace Change | by Valerie J. Price, Coyne Graphic Finishing

What Is Folding BoxBoard? | by Brent Singer and Steve Rote, Metsa Board Americas Corp.

Tech Watch: Duplo USA Corporation’s 600i Booklet System | by Lara Copeland, PostPress

Association News: FSEA

Association News: BIA


November/December 2015

Printers’ Profits Up in 2015 | by Dr. Ronnie H. Davis

A Closer Look at Electron Beam Technology | by John E. Salkeld

Make a Statement with Your Company Holiday Card | by Trish Witkowski

A Case for Digital Hardcover Binding | by Richard Romano

Binding Options Emphasized in Standard 6 | by PostPress

Scodix Prestige Box Makes an Impact | by PostPress

Adding Value at SunDance Marketing Solutions | by Jen Clark

Paper Choices Abundant for Binding and Finishing Work | by Jen Clark

Options in Book Cloth Add Style and Durability | by by Rob Mauritz

Reducing the Risk of Combustible Dust | by Grainger

Common Pricing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them | by Amy Fulford

Print Influencer: Rock LaManna | by PostPress

The Three P’s of Powerful Leadership | by David Waits

Tech Watch: KAMA ProCut 76 | by Brittany Willes

Association News: BIA

Association News: FSEA


August/September 2015

Print Influencer: Ralph Nappi | by PostPress

GRAPH EXPO 15 on Its Way to Chicago | by PostPress

Making Print Perform | by Hal Hinderliter, Hal Hinderliter Consulting Services

Demand on the Rise for Sheet-Fed Rotary Diecutting | by Jeff Peterson

Application Highlights:
  Getting the Edge on Quality | by Brittany Willes
  Mowing Down the Competition | by Brittany Willes
  A Brighter Day for Titleist Packaging | by Brittany Willes
  Cold Foil Combines with Cold Brew in Beverage Packaging | by Melissa DeDonder

Innovative Envelopes for Mail | by Trish Witkowski, Foldfactory.com/Rock the Mailbox

Digital Finishing Changing Postpress Paradigms | by Jen Clark

Q&A: Cutting Difficult Substrates | by Jen Clark

Yes, It’s Beautiful... But, Will It Mail? | by Mike Porter, Print/Mail Consultants

Top 5 Reasons to Fire a Customer | by Brittany Willes

Consumer Reading Preferences: Paper or Screen? | by TwoSides

Using Social Media to Promote Your Business | by Jen Clark

Association News: FSEA

Association News: BIA


May/June 2015

Quality Assurance: Equipment and Operators Work Together | by Jen Clark

A Walkthrough in the Four Steps of Kaizen | by Kara McPipe, Artistic Finishes, Inc.

Print Influencer: Jeff Gomez | by Dianna Brodine

Sheet-Fed Foil: Hot and Cold! | by Mike King, Eagle Systems

22nd Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards | by Foil & Specialty Effects Association

Q&A: Common Issues in Laminating | by MACtac global

2015 Narrow Web Supplement
  A Look Inside the Narrow Web Decorating/Finishing Marketplace | by PostPress
  Collotype Labels Honors South African Vineyards | by Brittany Willes
  Digital Printing Enhances Award-Winner from Innovative Labeling Solutions | by Brittany Willes
  Rotary News

Tech Watch: Aerocut G2 Digital Finishing System | by Brittany Willes

2015 IADD•FSEA Odyssey | by Foil & Specialty Effects Association

Application Highlight: MPS | by Brittany Willes

Application Highlight: FSEA | by Brittany Willes

Common OSHA Citations | by Jen Clark

5 Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy | by Brittany Willes

Association News | by BIA


February/March 2015

Print Influencer: Michael Makin | by Dianna Brodine

Digital Print Challenges the Binding and Finishing Process | by Jen Clark

Green Button Technology in Print Finishing | by Al Boese, Bindrite Dealers Association

Advantages to Equipment Financing | by Alexandra Myers, Direct Capital

Foils Changing with the Times | by Jeff Peterson, FSEA

Applications Highlights | by staff

Off the Radar: Creative Mail Ideas | by Trish Witkowski, foldfactory.com

Board Choice Sets the Stage | by Jen Clark

Preparing for Machine Installation | by John Kaverman, Pad Print Pros, LLC

Tech Watch: Horizon RD-4055 Diecutter | by Brittany Willes

FSEA News

BIA News