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Oklahoma: Come See – and Feel – for Yourself

by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress For those outside of the Midwest, the phrase "cowboy culture" likely conjures images straight out of a John Wayne western: saloons, horses and cattle, dusty wide open prairies and campfires. While the scenery may have changed somewhat, cowboy culture still is alive and well in states such as Oklahoma and remains an important part of...

Bidding for a Super Bowl

by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, PostPress In April 2015, Eckhart & Company, Indianapolis, Indiana, was contacted by a printer to partner on a project for the City of Indianapolis. The city was submitting a bid for the 2018 Super Bowl and, after spending hundreds of thousands of dollars on the presentation materials, the committee required packaging that would reflect Indianapolis'...

Enticing with Texture

by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress In today's market, competition between brands has grown fierce as customers' attention spans have decreased. That's where the new campaign for ROYAL SUNDANCE® Papers from Neenah Papers, Alpharetta, Georgia, comes in. The promotion, "Let Texture Define," urges companies to explore the ways in which texture can enhance brands and entice customers. According to Kathy Kemps, Neenah's...

Association News: BIA

Letter from the chair Hello, everyone in BIA land! It is 2016 already, and the future looks bright. I hope you are all busy and not riding the roller coaster through the post-holiday season. With the New Year, what are your goals and strategic plans? Many of you will be looking for the next big opportunity that will generate lots of...

drupa 2016 has Something for Everyone

by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress drupa, the world's leading trade fair for print and cross-media solutions, will take place in Düsseldorf, Germany, this summer. The 11-day conference starts May 31 and features around 1,500 exhibitors from over 50 countries who will be presenting brand-new business models, best-practice examples, forward-looking concepts and technological innovations and solutions for businesses. The focus...

What Is Folding BoxBoard?

by Brent Singer and Steve Rote, Metsä Board Americas Corp. Board machines have gone through major advancements in the past few years for the purpose of gaining efficiency, achieving higher production speeds and fulfilling the need to make products that are sustainable. North America is known to dominate the manufacturing of SBS (Solid Bleached Substrate), sometimes called SBB (Solid Bleached...

Association News: FSEA

FSEA Association News
FSEA Gold Leaf Awards The 23rd Annual Gold Leaf Awards competition now is officially closed, and FSEA has received a record number of entries this year. "I am amazed at the creativity and difficulty of the many different types of entries we received," stated FSEA Executive Director Jeff Peterson. "I continue to be impressed by the work our FSEA members...

Avoiding the Insanity of Gluing Poly-Coated Substrates

by Technical Service Department, Capital Adhesives Einstein once wrote that the definition of insanity is to do the same thing over and over while having an expectation of a different result. One such area of manufacturing where insanity seems to preside is in the process used to produce cartons that are poly-coated and/or cartons that require a window film; more...

Puttin’ on the Glitz: An Application Guide for Special Effects Coatings

by Helen Rallis, field product manager – coatings, Sun Chemical Printers and brand owners always are looking for ways to distinguish their product through the use of special effects coatings. Specialty coatings can offer a variety of multi-sensory special effects that stand out, including glitter, pearlescent, scented and tactile coatings. In order to make print "pop" on the shelf, it...

Lamination of Digital Output: Art vs. Science

by Scott Diamond, manager of laminating sales & service, Data-Bind With the modern trend in digital printing being short-run and quick turn, this can present difficulties in lamination. Too often we are asked the broad question of, "what temperature should I laminate at?" Or worse, the film manufacturer advertises a temperature for its film. The fact is, the manufacture is...
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