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Special Report: Charting a Path for 2013–2014

by: Dr. Ronnie H. Davis and Ed Gleeson, Printing Industries of America The following is an excerpt from a special report by Printing Industries of America. It was designed to help members assess the key trends impacting the economy and print markets over the next 12-24 months and to design strategies and tactics to take advantage of coming opportunities and...

Dillon Bindery Stakes a Claim with Open Pot PUR

Jen Clark With run quantities getting smaller and more print communications going online, Dillon Bindery, Milwaukee, WI, had a decision to make. The family-owned business staked a claim by specializing in 2008; it became the first trade bindery in Wisconsin to offer high-speed, large-run PUR binding utilizing the open pot application. "The wide variety of paper and coating combinations are...

Camera-Based Inspection Systems Add Quality Assurance to Print Finishing

Dan Desmond, Standard Finishing Systems Up until a few years ago, those of us in the print finishing industry only recognized inspection systems as being applicable to the mailing segment of the marketplace. Nowadays, we find camera inspection systems on print lines, sheetfeeders, saddlestitchers, perfect binders, paper folders, casing-in machines and the list goes on. The use of camera technology...

Folding Machinery Programmed for Efficiency

by: Staff As binderies look more and more toward automation as a cost-saving measure, new technologies are being developed to meet this need. Job Definition Format (JDF), an XML-based file format that serves as a single source of real-time job data, is one such advancement. While JDF doesn't mandate a given workflow, its flexibility allows a printer of any size...

Looking into the Future of Loose Leaf Production

by: Jen Clark The ability to store and easily modify or amend information over time is what makes loose leaf binding an attractive option for many bindery clients. And, while some loose leaf notebooks may include special features, the basic design of a loose leaf binder has remained the same since the first patents for the device were filed in...
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