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Adding Value at SunDance Marketing Solutions

by Jen Clark, PostPress It's no secret the market conditions for the printing industry have changed dramatically in the last several years. Companies reacting to the changing dynamics, as well as competition from other media and service providers, have adapted by adding services that benefit their customers. Finding ways to add value to the services companies already offer not only...

Association News: BIA

Letter from the chair Have you heard the news? In 2016, your BIA membership will be FREE! We are excited to announce this new development for all binders, loose leaf providers and finishing manufacturers. Simply belong to your local PIA affiliate to get this awesome benefit. As a member, call the PIA and let the association know that you want...

Binding Options Emphasized in Standard 6

Sappi, Boston, Massachussetts, released its newest book in The Standard series, The Standard 6, which focuses on binding techniques and showcases bindery from its early beginnings to present day. The Standard series began publication in 2005 with Volume 1 on Pre-Press techniques. Volume 2 featured color management and calibration; Volume 3 illustrated varnishes and coatings; Volume 4 highlighted Scoring and Folding;...

Common Pricing Mistakes and How to Avoid Them

by Amy Fulford, enlight CEOs often overlook the importance of pricing in generating attractive financial returns. Especially in recent years, companies have invested heavily in understanding and managing their costs. Of course, understanding and managing costs is important. However, many companies have hit – or, worse, crossed – the point of diminishing returns from cost cutting. Meanwhile, too few companies...

A Case for Digital Hardcover Binding

by Richard Romano, Industry Analyst, originally published by PrintPlanet Judging a book by its cover You're picking out a gift for the book lover in your life. You're browsing in your favorite bookstore, and you've narrowed your choice down to one of two titles: a lavish, beautifully printed and bound hardcover book and a standard, perfect-bound paperback. Which says "gift" more...

A Closer Look at Electron Beam Technology

by John E. Salkeld, PCT Engineered Systems, LLC Question: I hear my printing colleagues discussing electron beam technology. What is it? Answer: Electron beam technology – known as EB or ebeam – is a technology that uses electrons to alter the molecular state of a targeted material or surface. In the ebeam process, clouds of electrons are generated inside a vacuum...

Association News: FSEA

FSEA Association News
Call for Entries Now Open for FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Does your work have what it takes to bring home the Gold? Start collecting your best work for the 23rd Annual Gold Leaf Awards Competition. The Call for Entries has been made. Simply visit www.fsea.com to download the form (a separate form is needed for each entry). The FSEA Gold Leaf...

Make a Statement with Your Company Holiday Card

by Trish Witkowski, Foldfactory Admit it, you've done it. We all have. You've waited until the last minute and bought boxed holiday cards for your customers. At the time, it probably didn't seem like a big deal, but as an industry that prints beautiful things every day, how can we possibly ignore this opportunity to show off and stand out? I...

Options in Book Cloth Add Style and Durability

by Rob Mauritz, LBS Bookbinders know that the interior pages of a book add a tactile element to the reading experience, but it's the cover material and design that attracts attention on the shelf. The book cloth of today adds color and texture to everything from photo books and menu covers to the classics that will remain in libraries for...

Paper Choices Abundant for Binding and Finishing Work

by Jen Clark, PostPress Choosing the right paper stock to convey a message is an important part of the design process. The wrong paper can send the wrong message; and the wrong message can end up being costly in the long-run. Paper not only is there to give the ink a foundation, but to enhance the design of the image...
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