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A Paradise of Decorative Processes

by Lara Copeland, assistant editor, PostPress Situated in the Western Caribbean Sea, the picturesque Cayman Islands offer sandy beaches, colorful wildlife and deep-sea adventures. Wanting to inspire a positive longing for a sunny vacation, the structural design team at Bertelsmann Printing Group (BPG), located in New York, New York, decided to showcase the range of decorative services it offers by...

A Walkthrough of a Broken Organization

by Ken Thoreson, president, Acumen Management Group Strategic sales management is often a weak link in solution provider companies. Organizations may vary in size and areas of focus, and while every client engagement is unique, some problems are common to many corporate cultures and tend to prevent a company from reaching its full business potential. By taking a walk through a...

Bound for Success – Loose Leaf Keeps Up with the Digital Age

by Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress Print is dead. Or so many believed during years of market recession and with the rising prominence of digital files. Against all predictions, the print industry has experienced a remarkable renaissance in the past few years. Recent studies have shown that consumers are experiencing digital overload. As a result, print and digital files have been...

Cold Foil is the Hot Choice for Metallic Enhancements

The use of foil and other multisensory packaging effects has become more and more common in a crowded marketplace competing for customer attention. Metallic foils are often a simple, yet effective, way to enhance a product's aesthetic and set it apart. Evolving out of the hot stamping process, the use of cold foil has become more and more common...

Dishing Up New Traditions – Digitalpress Produces a Unique Cookbook for the Ages

by Sabine Lenz, president, PaperSpecs Before the age of 24/7 food shows, cooking used to be such a personal affair. It was a skill most people would pick up from a family member or two, honing and refining their craft until they were finally deemed worthy of inheriting grandma's recipe book. Inside could be found dog-eared pages, delightful scents from...

Four Drivers for Luxury Packaging Markets

Provided by Smithers Pira The distinction between mass-market and luxury products is becoming blurred, prompting luxury brands to turn to innovative technologies and strategies to attract customers to their high-end goods. According to the new Smithers Pira report, The Future of Luxury Packaging to 2022, the luxury packaging market was valued at more than $13.77 billion in 2016, with global sales...

FSEA News

FSEA Association News
FSEA•IADD Joint Conference Coming to Nashville Area in April The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) will hold the 2018 Joint Conference April 11 through 13 at the Franklin Marriott Cool Springs in Franklin, Tennessee, USA, near Nashville. The conference offers a supplier trade fair, educational programming to address new technology and...

Grain Direction – The Long and Short of It

by Brian Cowie, CEO, The Paper Mill Store Will you fold, score and bind your paper, or will you crush, break and warp your paper? That is the question. Proper folding, scoring and binding of paper are mostly a matter of understanding the major properties of paper fiber. One of the most important properties to understand about paper fiber is grain...

Industry Influencer: Deborah Corn

Founder and cultivator of Print Production Professionals, the largest print group on LinkedIn, Deborah Corn has more than 25 years of experience working in advertising and marketing. As the Principal, Chief Blogger and self-styled "Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse™" for Print Media Centr, Corn is dedicated to bringing relevant and topical information and resources to the print and Integrated...

Job Costing – Using Data Collection to Determine Estimated vs. Actual Profits

by Mark Porter, president, Dienamic MIS Software, Inc. In any business, knowing costs is important. After all, isn’t the mathematical formula Profit = Sales - Costs? If companies don't know their costs, how can they know their profits? Sure, at the end of the year anyone can say "I made money" or "I lost money," but when businesses control costs...
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