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Advantages to Equipment Financing

by Alexandra Myers, Direct Capital Despite the recent decline in commercial printing volumes, the art of commercial printing is far from dead and gone. According to an IBISWorld Global Commercial Printing research report, industry revenue is forecasted to grow in the next five years. But, what are the challenges facing the commercial printing industry? Two printing giants, R.R. Donnelly and Quad/Graphics,...

Application Highlights

DataGraphic Wins Big with its NFL Friday Night Party Mask by Melissa DeDonder, PostPress When a special invitation was needed for the team owners of the National Football League (NFL) – who would be hosting a themed Friday night party prior to Super Bowl Sunday – DataGraphic in Hempstead, New York, was chosen to create the Gold Leaf Award-winning NFL Friday...

BIA News

Letter from the Chair Those of us in the binding, finishing and packaging industries are challenged every day to know how best to manage and position our companies not just to survive, but to prosper. We work tirelessly to keep our expenses in check and, at the same time, we think strategically as to how we should invest in our...

Board Choice Sets the Stage

by Jen Clark, PostPress Picking the right board for a particular application – whether for book or carton production – relies on a variety of factors, but the key to executing a flawless project is to have a production team in place, according to industry experts. While not always an option, a team approach can ensure a profitable and successful...

Off the Radar: Creative Mail Ideas

by Trish Witkowski, foldfactory.com I've been studying mail for quite a while now, and I've learned some neat tricks that I wish I had known back in my studio days. Yes, for those who don't know, I'm a designer – a designer with a master's degree in printing. So, my blood runs cmyk, but my soul is all flowy and...

Digital Print Challenges the Binding and Finishing Process

by Jen Clark, PostPress Keep the customer happy. That's the mantra for printers, finishers and equipment manufacturers alike. With the rise in use of digital printing and its growing popularity, keeping the customer happy comes with a whole new set of worries for postpress experts. Finishing experts ready for digital production issues Customers expect their projects to be completed faster than ever, said...

Foils Changing With the Times

by Jeff Peterson, Foil & Specialty Effects Association As technology and processes have changed in the printing industry, hot stamping foil manufacturers have had to change, as well. Today, foils must be compatible with digitally printed materials, a new array of specialty UV coatings, UV inks and an ever-growing choice of substrates in the marketplace. In addition, finishers who offer...

FSEA News

FSEA Association News
FSEA Welcomes New Board Member Helen Rallis, field product manager – coatings for Sun Chemical Corporation, has joined the FSEA Board of Directors. Rallis has worked for Sun Chemical for 20 years in varying technical positions, including 12 years as the manager of the Liquid Inks Applications Lab in the company's Carlstadt, New Jersey, Research and Development Center. She has...

Green Button Technology in Print Finishing

by Al Boese, Bindrite Dealers Association Beginning in the mid-1990s, digital technology changed the world and the printing industry along with it. This was a revolution indeed, as the devices employed by printers – while improved over time – had remained substantially unchanged over centuries. The machines used by the printing industry, beginning with setting cold and hot type, the...

Preparing for Machine Installation

by John Kaverman, Pad Print Pros, LLC Recently, I've been in two different companies to install new equipment systems and to train their operators. Neither of the companies was prepared for either the installation or the training. Unfortunately, this happens all of the time. Many companies fail to adequately prepare to receive a new piece of equipment or schedule dedicated personnel...
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