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Print Grows Trees

by: Kerry C. Stackpole, CAE In the turmoil of change, people sometimes misread what they see and hear. While the floodgates of modern media have brought us an amazing array of information, images, and ideas, it also has brought with it a shocking amount of misinformation and sensory overload. If there's a mantra for the 21st Century, it should be,...

New Technologies in Cutting and Trimming

by: Amy Bauer Delivering high-quality results and offering the best value to customers in print project finishing are the goals underlying a range of innovations for printers and binders. These new cutting and trimming technologies are streamlining processes and reducing labor costs. The fewer times an operator must intervene during a job, the greater the production speeds and the lower...

The Art of Traditional Bookbinding in a Fast-Paced World

by: Renée Varella Companies that perform traditional bookbinding services are a rare breed indeed - and getting scarcer in our high-speed society. Here, we profile two businesses that still cater to time-honored bookbinding traditions - one that does a lot of handwork with short runs and another that's found a niche offering traditional bookbinding services with highly automated equipment. You'll...

A Supplier’s Take: Meeting the Needs of Binders

by: Renée Varella When it comes to the bookbinding industry, Rob Mauritz, vice president of sales at LBS, Des Moines, Iowa, does it all. Not only does the supplier work with equipment manufacturers such as Kolbus, Muller Martini, ODM, and GP2 to learn what materials its customers need to operate its equipment, the company offers a variety of cover and...

Job Costing: Know Your Costs, Know Your Profits

by: Mark Porter, Diemanic MIS There is a simple equation in business that must be followed: PROFIT = SALES - COSTS If a business doesn't know its costs, then how can it know its profits? In good economic times, companies must know their costs to maximize profitability. In tough economic times, they must know their costs to survive. These days, understanding true costs...

Advantage Book Binding: 25 Years Young

by: Dianna Brodine Advantage Book Binding Inc. founder and CEO Jerry Nocar is a true American success story. Recently inducted into the Binding Industries Association (BIA) Hall of Fame, Nocar started working in the bindery business as a teenager. He began by sweeping floors (a job his mother got him when he left school before finishing the eleventh grade) and...
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