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Association News: BIA

Letter from the chair What makes the world go round? YOU and your business! You are the ONLY customer. Consider this: what is in an association that should matter to you – knowledge, resources, networking, expert advice, one-to-one attention from suppliers and all the details at your fingertips to make sound decisions for your business? Simply, association membership is the...

Application: A Brighter Day for Titleist Packaging

by Brittany Willes, PostPress In 2012, Titleist brand owner Acushnet, along with box manufacturer Curtis Packaging, Sandy Hook, Connecticut, elected to redesign the packaging for the Titleist series of golf balls. Deciding to switch from more traditional foil laminate, Acushnet opted instead to utilize Envirofoil® from Hazen Paper Company, Holyoke, Massachusetts. John Hazen, company president, stated: "Hazen Paper has provided...

Application: Cold Foil Combines with Cold Brew in Beverage Packaging

by Melissa DeDonder, PostPress In the highly competitive world of retail, products need to stand out on the shelves. Breit Technologies, Keystone Paper and Box Company, Inc. and the EGC Group collaborated to produce a holographic package that won a Silver Award in the Best Use of Film Casting (Cast and Cure™) category during the Foil & Specialty Effects Association's...

Consumer Reading Preferences: Paper or Screen?

by Two Sides A new survey into the preferences of consumers for printed versus digital communications has been published by Two Sides, the global organization created to promote the responsible production, use and sustainability of print and paper. The survey, which was commissioned by Two Sides and undertaken by international research company Toluna, sought the opinions and preferences of UK...

Q&A: Cutting Difficult Substrates

by Jen Clark, PostPress Basic preventative maintenance can go a long way toward keeping paper cutters working properly, especially when cutting difficult substrates. Regular maintenance can reduce production issues, said Bruce Peterson, president of Colter & Peterson, Paterson, New Jersey. "A machine always needs to be lubricated, and a paper cutter should have its oil and filters changed every 2,000...

Demand on the Rise for Sheet-Fed Rotary Diecutting

by Jeff Peterson, PostPress With growth in the digital printing marketplace and shorter runs on more conventionally printed materials, there has been an increased demand for diecutting, kisscutting, scoring and perforating for these types of applications. Sheet-fed rotary diecutting, utilizing a magnetic cylinder and flexible steel plates, has found a home, meeting the needs of direct mail, short-run greeting cards...

Digital Finishing Changing Postpress Paradigms

by Jen Clark, PostPress In the last 30 years, digital printing has grown at a very fast pace. Offset printers – commercial and packaging – became early adopters to digital technology and the optimization it offered. But, after an item was printed, the digital processes came to a stop, and highly skilled employees took on the task of completing time-consuming...

Association News: FSEA

FSEA Association News
FSEA to Rally at Graph Expo Planning to attend GRAPH EXPO 15? Then take the opportunity to rally with fellow FSEA members at the Foil & Specialty Effects Association's 2015 Annual Reception in Chicago. Held in conjunction with GRAPH EXPO 15, the reception will take place at the Hotel Chicago (formerly the Hotel Sax) from 5:30 to 7:30 pm on...

Application: Getting the Edge on Quality

by Brittany Willes, PostPress The phrase "edge staining" likely brings to mind images of bibles and hymnals, their edges gleaming with a metallic gold sheen. However, today's edge staining goes far beyond traditional books. "Edge staining has become more common," stated Rick Jennings, co-owner of Kingsport Book, Inc., Church Hill, Tennessee. "Years ago it was journals, hymnals and reference books....

GRAPH EXPO 15 on Its Way to Chicago

Embrace technology at GRAPH EXPO 15 from Sept. 13 to 16 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, Illinois. GRAPH EXPO, an all-encompassing commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition, is where top executives come to learn, network and make informed purchasing decisions. Over the course of four days, attendees will see the full spectrum of the newest equipment, products,...
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