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Speakers Slated for the 2014 BIA Annual Conference

by The Binding Industries Association What's the return on investment? Why should I take time out of the office? What will I get out of going to the conference? Have you been asking yourself these questions? If so, don't fret. The BIA Board of Directors has been hard at work putting together an outstanding program. You will be able to take...

BIA Notebook

by The Binding Industries Association A Message from the Chairman I hope that everyone has been well (and warm) over the past few months. As spring approaches, so does the BIA Annual Conference. The Binding Industries Association is all about providing you with the tools and resources to help you profitably grow your business. Through the combination of the experience, knowledge...

The Economy and Print Markets in 2014-2015

by Dr. Ronnie H. Davis, Printing Industries of America Another year, another forecast and yet another year of economic and political uncertainty and intense competition in print markets. In this article, we gaze into our crystal ball to offer our projections for the economy, printing shipments, printers' profits and other print market dynamics. Also, we offer an action plan for...

The Marriage of Board and Adhesives

by Dave Senter, Eska Graphic Board USA B.V. One of the most popular questions I get now that I'm in the graphic board industry – and it's a question I often received when I was in the adhesive industry, too – is, "What’s the proper amount of adhesive to use?" The answer is that it depends on a lot of...

Q&A: Preventing Transit Marking

by Kevin Rickard, Rickard Bindery The most discouraging thing about transit marking is it happens after jobs have been beautifully produced. Transit marking is just as its name implies – unwanted marking that occurs during shipping. Unless preventative measures are undertaken, abrasive paper surfaces can rub against each other and cause markings as products are jostled around in trucks. The...

Responding to Print Industry Changes

by Si Nguyen, Duplo USA How is Duplo responding to a smaller base of potential customers? Has it curtailed equipment development in any way? When Xerox introduced the first iGen model, we realized big changes were coming to the printing industry. Fortunately, at that time, Duplo had already begun developing its finishing line to accommodate the future needs of the industry,...

New Ownership Takes Hold at Seattle Bindery & Finishing

by Jen Clark, The Binding Edge While surprised at the offer, Alvis jumped at the chance to write the next chapter in Seattle Bindery's 50-plus year history. "I had held many different positions with Seattle Bindery over the years; and when Milt approached me about purchasing the business, it caught me a little off guard," he recalled. "I discussed the...

Sizing Up Postpress: The Impact of Electronic Technologies on Postpress Manufacturers

by NPES As bindery owners and employees, it's easy to get caught up in the day-to-day running of the business. Keeping production orders on track, soliciting new business and watching the bottom line consume the majority of work hours. However, it's important to keep an eye on the industry to better understand the forces and factors that will affect the...
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