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Continuing Education Opportunities Are you looking for opportunities for continuing education in the industry? How about for your employees? At Printing Industries' iLearning Center, you have an array of online courses at your fingertips. Some of the courses include the following: Seven Basic Tools for Process Improvement presented by John Compton Makeready Reduction presented by Malcolm Keif and Kevin Cooper ...

Using a B.O.L.D. Approach to Succeed in an Unpredictable Business World

by Jill Johnson, president, Johnson Consulting Services Our economic, political and social environment is exceptionally volatile, uncertain, complex and ambiguous. It has become increasingly difficult to develop strategies for success when every time you turn around there is another challenge that threatens your enterprise survival. One of the most effective methods you can employ to navigate in this unstable business climate...

Coil Binding for Thick Books

by Anna Massey, director of marketing, Gateway Bookbinding Systems Plastic spiral binding is a common and popular binding choice for all types of printed projects. In addition to being the binding of choice for reports, school agendas and cookbooks, spiral binding often is determined to be the best choice for thicker projects with 250 or more sheets. Coil binding allows...

Direct Mail: Seven Ways to Save in 2017

by Kim Mauch, Satori Software We're still waiting for notification of a 2017 price increase, but the USPS already has announced its plans for mailers to save money next year. With postal prices already a big cost center for mailings, any way to cut down on postage spending can make an impact on your company's bottom line. That's where the...

Economic and Print Market Update and Outlook

by Dr. Ronnie Davis, senior vice president, Printing Industries of America America's printing industry has experienced healthy growth over the past couple of years with printers' shipments, prices and profits trending up. Print generally has outperformed other manufacturing sectors in shipment growth, according to US Census of Manufacturing data. The Institute for Supply Management (ISM) tracks US manufacturing activity in monthly...

Election Results Create Path for Tax Changes

by Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP, partner, Mueller Prost With Donald Trump winning the White House and Republicans maintaining majorities in both the US House of Representatives and US Senate, the prospect for tax reform and forthcoming changes to Treasury Regulations is significant. While both parties agree on the need for tax reform, their visions for the future tax...

“May I Have the Envelope Please?”

by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress "It's not only about focusing on what the customer wants to buy," remarked Steve Laethem, president of Creative Coatings, a postpress finishing company headquartered in San Diego, California. "It's about focusing on what the customers need to have done. What are their end goals? What are they trying to achieve with their products?" For one of...

Evaluating Used Bindery Equipment

by Brad Emerson, general manager, fixyourownbindery.com The decision to purchase new or used bindery equipment often is driven by a desire to replace two machines with a single, higher performance machine. However, most high-performance machines have reduced flexibility or reduced size range in order to achieve a higher output. Many times, binderies then are forced to outsource perfect binding, saddlestitching...

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Co-Located Events Add Value at 2017 IADD•FSEA Odyssey Brandtjen & Kluge, St. Croix Falls, Wisconsin, and Sakurai USA, Schaumburg, Illinois, are providing yet another reason for industry leaders in the diecutting, diemaking, print finishing, folding carton, corrugated and specialty markets to Be Here - echoing the theme for the 2017 IADD·FSEA Odyssey. Co-located events will add additional value to attendees...

Labor Reduction Technologies: New Software Solution for Guillotine Cutting

by Zeenath Haniff, Farheap Solutions It is commonly believed that bottlenecks in print production most often occur in the bindery. But, to reach the finish line, let's look back at the start. While the finishing may be the most time-consuming stage, what other factors consequently affect the time it takes for print jobs to reach the bindery where the cutter...
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