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Industry Influencer: Doreen M. Monteleone, Ph.D.

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While it may be a hard connection for most of us to understand, Doreen M. Monteleone easily can explain how she went from receiving her Ph.D in Coastal Oceanography to helping shape sustainability efforts in printing. “My interests evolved, and jobs changed,” she said. “I went from marine research to Clean Water Act issues to Clean Air Act issues for...

Cost Saving Ideas When Choosing Engravings

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By Jeff Peterson, executive director FSEA Determining the right type of engraving(s) for a specific job is much more complex than simply placing an order over the phone to the chosen engraver. Engraving technology, as with every type of manufacturing, has changed tremendously over the last several years. If finishers, greeting card and folding carton manufacturers, and others are not taking...

PACK EXPO Returns to Vegas

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Held at the Las Vegas Convention Center in Las Vegas, Nevada, September 23-25, 2019, PACK EXPO Las Vegas features a show floor with 900,000 square feet. With more than 2,000 exhibitors showcasing state-of-the-art packaging equipment, materials and containers, automation technologies, digital packaging solutions and other supply chain solutions, PACK EXPO Las Vegas will draw in some 30,000 professionals from...

PRINT 19 Reveals Red Hot Tech

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Coming to Chicago’s McCormick Place North, October 3-5, 2019, PRINT 19 will offer many opportunities for learning, networking and more. Those in attendance will see what’s RED HOT at the PRINT 19 event, network with peers and attend the Celebrate PRINT 19 Opening Reception on October 3. Some 80-plus learning sessions will be available to attendees, in addition to...

New Industry Opportunities at PRINTING United

The learning is endless at PRINTING United, held October 23-25, 2019, at the Kay Bailey Hutchison Convention Center in Dallas, Texas. This reimagined tradeshow was built on the foundation of the SGIA Expo. It will feature the latest technologies and innovations on the 724,000-square-foot show floor, with educational sessions, half-day intensives and luncheons taking place in the meeting rooms....

Are Your Profits in a Bind? Samples Sell Capabilities

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by Deborah Corn, Intergalactic Ambassador to the Printerverse PrintMediaCentr Earlier this year, I was invited to present a keynote at the FSEA Binding Summit, which was held the day before the 2019 Odyssey Expo in Atlanta, Georgia. Now, sometimes when I am asked to speak, I scratch my head because I am just not sure what I could offer that would...

Elevating Magazine Covers with Embellishments

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by Katy Ibsen, managing editor PostPress First impressions mean a lot, especially for print magazines and catalogs. A cover image carries significant responsibility, capturing enough of a reader’s attention to be picked up. Iconic artwork isn’t going away, but many publications now are incorporating texture and specialty effects on covers for added impact. “Neurological studies show that humans gather their information through...

PVC Spiral Supply’s Marlon EZ Flex 100 Coil Inserter and SlanTIS Sleeves

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by Lara Copeland, contributing editor PostPress PVC Spiral Supply’s headquarters in Boise, Idaho, also is home to several major companies, as well as multiple large manufacturing facilities across several industries. The company maintains a second manufacturing and warehouse location in Tampa, Florida. Specializing in the manufacturing of spiral coil and binding equipment since 1993, PVC Spiral Supply has since become the largest...

Election Watch: It’s the Economy, Stupid

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by Chris Kuehl, managing director Armada Corporate Intelligence As far as elections are concerned, “It’s the economy, stupid” has been the refrain for a while now. It essentially asserts that, when it comes right down to it, the only thing voters really care about is the economy. That may not be as true for the election in 2020 as it has...

What’s Next for the Bindery?

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by Hallie Forcinio, contributing writer PostPress Bindery operations face numerous challenges. Whether a trade binder/finisher or a department within a commercial printer, binderies must combat a proliferation of shorter runs, growing demand for product differentiation and shortages in skilled labor, plus the need to make a profit and deliver jobs on-time with a faster turnaround. Several factors are impacting the rising number...
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