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One Goal: Blackhawks Take Home the Gold

by Brittany Willes, editor. PostPress As little as 10 years ago, the Chicago Blackhawks hockey team was considered an afterthought – even in its own hometown. Unfortunately for its various sports teams, Chicago has long been home to one-year wonders, and the Blackhawks' chances of winning another Stanley Cup were considered practically nonexistent. This changed in 2010 when the Blackhawks...

Candy-Coated Brilliance: Thoro Packaging Sets New Standards in Folding Cartons

by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress "Don't forget about the man who suddenly got everything he ever wanted. He lived happily ever after." - Charlie and the Chocolate Factory Mythical candy man Willy Wonka may have believed that exotic candies appealed almost exclusively to the hearts and imaginations of young children, but the owners of Sugarfina® gourmet candy believed differently. It was...

Purple Pride Wins the Gold

by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress "Purple Pride" is as synonymous with Kansas State University as Willie the Wildcat. Therefore, it could be only appropriate that the 2015 loyalty book be shrouded in the school's signature deep purple, complemented by a beautifully debossed and foil stamped cover proudly declaring "AHEARN FUND: National Leadership Circle." "Our goal was to produce a fine print...

BIA Product of Excellence Awards

In 2016, the BIA Product of Excellence Awards competition was combined with the Premier Print Awards in order to gain greater industry exposure to world-class printers on a national level. This year's competition drew almost 3,000 total entries from around the world. Highlighted below are the postpress and finishing category winners. The Best of Category (Benny) is awarded to the...

Association News: BIA

Revitalizing the BIA With some recent staff changes at Printing Industries of America, BIA ownership now falls to Mike Packard, who plans to shift focus back to revitalizing the group and promoting your products and services to the industry. He is looking forward to connecting with you again in the near future. BIA is your postpress resource – dedicated to supporting...

Preparing for the Future in a Changing Commercial Printing Marketplace

by Melissa Larson, contributing writer, PostPress Sometimes it is difficult to lift your head up from the day-to-day operations in your plant and try to take a look at the big picture. Sure, there are plenty of orders right now, but what about in six months? Is it better to invest in new equipment or hire an extra operator? And,...

FSEA Economic Survey Reveals Industry Trends

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, PostPress The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) periodically conducts surveys to gather information on relevant business topics, including wage comparisons, market conditions and economic updates. In 2009 and 2011, the FSEA asked its members to answer a series of 20 questions designed to assess the effects of the economic recession and subsequent recovery. The 2016...

Studying the Response: Foil Attracts Consumer Attention

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, PostPress Capturing consumer attention can result in big business, and those involved in print and packaging know that "shiny on the shelf" is an advantage for those looking to stand out in the retail aisles. Thousands of successful product launches can be associated with the use of a high-visibility enhancement, but rarely is solid data...

Association News: FSEA

FSEA Association News
FSEA and PostPress Magazine to Host Reception at GRAPH EXPO FSEA and PostPress, the quarterly magazine for the print finishing, binding and decorating industries, will host a reception during the upcoming GRAPH EXPO in Orlando, Florida. The reception will take place immediately after the first day of the show on Sunday, Sept. 25, at The Pub Restaurant and Bar. FSEA...

Refresh at GRAPH EXPO 16 in Orange County, Florida

Print professionals from North America and beyond will gather Sept. 23-28 at the Orange County Convention Center in Orlando, Florida, for GRAPH EXPO 16. Over the course of four days, visitors will connect and collaborate while also experiencing live demonstrations and learning about new profit opportunities. More than 400 of the top industry suppliers and more than 40 education...
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