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Industry Influencer: Jason Cline

Industry Influencer Cline
Jason Cline, president and CEO of the Printing and Imaging Association of Georgia (PIAG), has used his three years at the helm to celebrate the successes, attack industry challenges and work to quell the concerns of PIAG members within the printing industry. With nearly 20 years of experience in association management, his role has helped raise awareness of Georgia’s...

Atlanta Prepares to Host Odyssey Expo

Registration is open for Odyssey Expo 2019, scheduled to take place May 1-3 at the Cobb Galleria Centre in Atlanta, Georgia. Odyssey Expo is the industry’s only three-day event targeted specifically to the diemaking/diecutting, foil stamping/specialty effects, folding carton, corrugated and specialty markets. On-press classroom demonstrations, live equipment running on the show floor and experts from all sectors of the...

10 Time-Consuming Tasks You Should Automate Now

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by Gail Bullen, Business Development Manager, Avanti Let’s face it, your business has fundamentally changed over the past few years. You now have dozens, if not hundreds, of “micro” orders coming into the shop every day: short-run jobs that customers expect at a very fast turnaround time. You know you can’t touch a $500 order 10 times and expect to...

Trade Finishing: Change, Challenge and Opportunity

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by Melissa Larson, contributing writer PostPress Keeping up with the changes in finishing is challenging, and finishers are approaching it with a variety of strategies. Due to the rapid advances in digital print, equipment requirements are accelerating. While finishers in the past have been able to simply update existing equipment to keep on pace, they now are confronted with new and...

Stripping at Maximum Press Speed and Yield

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By John Norgard, president Converting Technology, Inc. The following article was derived from a presentation made at a previous IADD•FSEA Odyssey. For more information on Odyssey Expo 2019, visit www.OdysseyExpo.org. For many applications, stripping can be the most difficult aspect of sheet-fed diecutting, not to mention the stiff necks from spending countless hours under a press setting pins or the occasional minor...

Q&A: Solving Challenges with Perfect Binding

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by Jeff Peterson, editor-in-chief PostPress Perfect binding is an economic, attractive way to present information in a bound format for both short and long runs. Once viewed as a binding method for thick books or publications, perfect binders today are designed for quick turnarounds and much shorter runs, especially for the ever-growing digital world. And, it now is feasible to perfect...

Reconciling the Stock Market with the Real US Economy in 2019

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by Robert Fry, chief economist Robert Fry Economics LLC The S&P 500 stock price index has declined 14.5% since its record close on September 20, 2018. While the financial press focuses on the stock-price decline itself, economic forecasters like me are more concerned about what the decline means for real (non-financial) economic activity. The stock-price decline could reflect a slowing in...

Just Getting Warmed Up: Choquet’s Sun-Themed Calendar Shines Bright

Sun Themed Calendar
By Brittany Willes, contributing editor PostPress “We wanted to invoke a feeling of warmth and comfort,” stated Patrick Choquet, president of Gravure Choquet, when speaking of the inspiration for Gravure Choquet’s annual calendar. The company, which has been producing its promotional calendar for the past five years, has routinely incorporated circular designs. For 2018, as winter temperatures reached record lows, the calendar’s...

Out of This World: UEI’s Holiday Greeting Card

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By Lara Copeland, contributing editor PostPress UEI® Group Companies, Overland Park, Kansas, has worked with the University of Kansas’ Department of Design for nearly 20 years, having formed a symbiotic relationship to provide students with the opportunity to learn how their designs can develop into a finished product. “It is a unique, special program where students receive invaluable printing production knowledge...

Membership Directory Designed to “Spur Imagination”

Sourcebook spur
by Dianna Brodine, assistant director FSEA Each year, the staff at the Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) begin tossing design ideas around for the organization’s Sourcebook. As the association representing those who excel in enhancing print products, the FSEA’s annual directory of members and suppliers must reach a high bar when it comes to cover appeal. In 2018, taking cues...
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