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Letter from the manager Here at the BIA, we have just wrapped up our 2015 annual conference in Minneapolis, Minnesota. This year's event brought the postpress industry, suppliers and printers together with the co-location of the Print Leadership Summit. From this event, attendees learned how to build their businesses using LinkedIn; heard panel discussions and case studies from binders, printers...

Collotype Labels Honors South African Vineyards

by Brittany Willes, PostPress From the Western Cape of South Africa, winemaker Graham Weerts uncorked the limited production Capensis Chardonnay. In order to create packaging as sophisticated as the wine, Capensis partnered with Collotype Labels, Napa, California, the wine and spirit arm of Multi-Color Corporation. Both corporations sought inspiration in the ancient soils, dramatic landscapes and historic vineyards that honor...

Q&A: Common Issues in Laminating

by MACtac global Laminating can be a delicate process with several potential process flaws that can affect the final look of a laminated print. Well versed in pressure-sensitive technologies, MACtac has identified some of the most common issues that can occur during the laminating process. Question: What causes laminating bubbles? Answer: Few issues look worse than when bubbles appear under the film....

Fall Protection and Hazard Communication Top OSHA’s List of Common Citations

by Jen Clark, PostPress According to a recent Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) report, "Adding Inequality to Injury: The Costs of Failing to Protect Workers on the Job," the Bureau of Labor Statistics (BLS) found "approximately 4,500 workers are killed on the job each year ... and that employers record nearly three million serious occupational injuries and illnesses annually."...

A Walkthrough in the Four Steps of Kaizen

by Kara McPipe, Artistic Finishes, Inc. Imagine that you are a manager of a manufacturing plant. The production reports are studied every day, and it is discovered that one of the lines continually is getting worse. You walk out to the line and ask the operator why the numbers are dropping. The operator immediately states, "The machine is old and...

FSEA Tastes “Sweet Finishes” with its Sourcebook

by Brittany Willes, PostPress Long before the Foil and Specialty Effects Association's annual Sourcebook begins making appearances at tradeshows and conferences, the association's directors are hard at work designing each year's cover. Every year, a new theme is selected, highlighting various aspects of the foil industry. Previous years have included such memorable themes as the 2014 award-winning "Add Bite" Sourcebook,...

Digital Printing Enhances Award-Winner from Innovative Labeling Solutions

by Brittany Willes, PostPress The Terressentia Corporation was founded on the belief that technology dramatically can improve both the quality and taste of its premium spirits. When a unique and innovative label was needed for the company's Winchester Rye Whiskey, Innovative Labeling Solutions (ILS), Hamilton, Ohio, befittingly opted to use digital print technology to create the award-winning label. "We believe that...

Top 5 Ways to Keep Your Customers Happy

by Brittany Willes, PostPress Your customers are the lifeline of your business. Their satisfaction with your products and services determines your revenue stream. Happy, satisfied customers mean a more profitable business. How can you make sure your clients are happy, and remain that way, to boost your bottom line? Here are five ways to show your clients that you value...

MPS Helps Video Game Packaging Evolve to the Next Level

by Brittany Willes, PostPress The video game industry has evolved dramatically since iconic plumbers Mario and Luigi first battled their way through the sewers of New York. Just as the games themselves have become more complex and detailed, so have their packaging. When it came to creating the packaging for Evolve, the latest video game from Take-Two Interactive Software, the...

Q&A: A Look Inside the Narrow Web Decorating/Finishing Marketplace

PostPress asked two industry veterans in the narrow web decorating/finishing arena (Tom Kirtz, president, Telstar Engineering, and Michael Rivera, vice president, K Laser Technology) to provide some insights on the current landscape and what we can expect to see changing in the foreseeable future. What were the turning points in hot foiling inline that helped it grow into a feasible...
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