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Alternative Available for Hot and Cold Foil Waste

by Carson Weisbord, Channeled Resources Group For many manufacturers, waste is an out of sight, out of mind problem after it leaves the facility. The garbage truck comes, waste is loaded up and it's hauled away. That's it. Many believe there is no choice when it comes to the destination. This certainly applies to hot and cold foil roll waste....

Anstadt Communications Raises the Bar with Classic Cocktail Recipe Cards

by Lara Copeland, contributing editor, PostPress Since the turn of the century, the do-it-yourself (DIY) community has spread far across the US. And, since the middle of the last decade the maker culture, a technology-based subculture, has infiltrated the country. Those who are part of this relatively new community are typically interested in pursuits such as electronics, additive manufacturing, arts...

Book Sewing Technology Responds to Digital Printing Era

by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief, PostPress The process of book sewing dates back to 1871 when David McConnel Smyth obtained his first patent. In 1882 the Smyth Manufacturing Company in Hartford, Connecticut, began the production of the first sewing machines, resulting in significant progress in bookbinding technology at that time in history, hence the industry term "Smyth Sewn." Once a tedious process...

Creating Successful Cultures

by Dianna Brodine, assistant director, FSEA This summer, I had the opportunity to participate on a selection committee for a local leadership award. The process included three separate review phases over the space of two months, culminating in a final group meeting where 12 people discussed the final nominees before naming the ultimate list of award honorees. In many of our...

D&Ks Double Kote Digital

Edited by Lara Copeland, contributing editor, PostPress D&K Group, headquartered in the US in Elk Grove Village, Illinois, manufactures print finishing and coating technologies while offering a variety of laminating films, thermal and pressure-sensitive adhesives, coated products and more. In operation for nearly 40 years, D&K offers the user-friendly Double Kote Digital. Marketing Communications Specialist Brian Biegel stated, "D&K introduced the...

Digital Foil Technology Opens New Doors

by Melissa Larson, contributing writer, PostPress Eye-catching metallic effects are among the latest beneficiaries of the digital post-print revolution. Digital inkjet technologies with raised varnishes and foils, as well as laminating processes (foil sleeking), are being used for a variety of specialty print applications. The usual digital benefits – easy artwork, no makeready, no waiting, economic short runs, one-offs or...

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FSEA and IADD Gearing Up with Changes to its 2019 Odyssey Event New name, logo and interactive website introduced The premier event for diecutting/diemaking, foil stamping and other specialty print effects will be held in Atlanta, Georgia, USA, May 1 through 3, 2019. This will be the 10th anniversary of the event, held every two years and hosted by the International...

Hello Darkness, My Old Friend

by Chris Kuehl, managing director, Armada Corporate Intelligence Somehow, I've always wanted to connect my musical past to economics. Well, maybe I just decided this minute to make that link, but it seems appropriate to reference this when talking about an economic issue we have not faced in a long time. A cloud has been on the horizon for quite...

If You Don’t Know How to Onboard New Employees, You’re Not Alone

by Pam Butterfield, Business Success Tools Here's the challenge many employers are facing today: baby boomers stayed in the workforce longer than anyone expected. As a result, many employers put off any efforts to recruit their replacements, and now those employers have forgotten - or never really knew - how to onboard new workers so they'll get up to speed...

Industry Influencer: Bruce Peterson

Bruce Peterson, president and CEO of Colter & Peterson, a leading distributor in paper cutters and paper handling systems, has been at the helm of the 86-year-old family company since 1978. "I basically grew up in the industry," said Peterson. "My grandfather founded the business in 1932, and my father worked alongside him. When I was old enough, I would...
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