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Brausse Group’s 1050SFi Foil Stamper and Diecutter

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by Lara Copeland, contributing editor PostPress Brausse Group, a member of the Bobst Group since 2012 and headquartered in Vancouver, Canada, provides machinery that now incorporates proven group technology, delivering an excellent product at an affordable price. With over 30 years of experience in design and manufacturing of its diecutting and folder-gluer machines, the company’s Brausse 1050SFi foil stamper and diecutter...

Industry Influencer: Lindsey Roy

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Lindsey Roy is no stranger to the greeting card business – she was named one of the youngest vice presidents in Hallmark Greetings’ more than 100-year history. Now serving as the Chief Marketing Officer for Greetings, Lindsey Roy oversees all marketing, product development, innovation and digital commercialization for Hallmark. Roy started at Hallmark as an assistant 20 years ago, working...

“A Baugh Christmas Story,” by D.E. Baugh Co.

By Lara Copeland, contributing editor PostPress In the window of a two-story house on Cleveland Street in Hammond, Indiana, circa 1940, sits a lamp emitting a gentle light against a snowy backdrop – though it is no ordinary lamp. With “the soft glow of electric sex gleaming in the window,” the leg lamp prop used in A Christmas Story has become...

26th Annual Gold Leaf Awards

The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) has announced the honorees in its 26th Annual FSEA Gold Leaf Awards Competition. Entries were received from countries around the world, including the US, Canada, Denmark and Taiwan. Gold, silver and bronze winners were honored in 41 categories. Best of Show and two Best of Show Honorable Mention honorees were revealed during...

Finishers Explore New Opportunities in the Cannabis Industry

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by Katy Ibsen, managing editor PostPress The rise of cannabis legalization in the US and Canada has made way for auxiliary industries to capitalize on increased needs from cannabis brands – including packaging. “It’s a ‘Wild West’ scenario with many jumping on cannabis’ momentum, which creates a surplus of emerging brands, especially in the CBD space which already is legal to sell...

Q&A: Laminating Films

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by Jeff Truan, strategic account manager Nobelus The decision to add a laminating film to a printed product has become much more than just protecting the piece from moisture or other outside elements. Today, there are a variety of choices to add specialty effects or special tactile surfaces with film lamination. PostPress sat down with Jeff Truan of Nobelus to ask a...

Odyssey Expo 2019: Diemaking, Diecutting and Print Finishing Industries Come Together in Atlanta

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Odyssey Expo 2019 has been declared a success by attendees, exhibitors and event organizers. The print finishing, diemaking and diecutting industries came to learn, share and network, drawn to Atlanta by Odyssey Expo’s live equipment demonstrations, classroom education sessions and networking opportunities. Odyssey Expo 2019, held May 1-3, boasted 1,500 registrants for the three-day program. The event floor was hopping...

A Letterpress Journey to Learn From

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interview by Katy Ibsen, managing editor PostPress Chris Fritton, author of The Itinerant Printer, a 12"x12"-coffee table book that commemorates his two-and-a-half-year travels to 137 letterpress print shops across the United States and Canada, has become a curiosity-seeker in the world of letterpress. Better classified as a tramp printer, Fritton used his journey to discover the vast world of letterpress from regional,...

Bindery Automation circa 2019

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by Brad Emerson www.fixyourownbindery.com While bindery managers currently are inundated with an unlimited supply of “do-or-die” automation upgrades, ultimately the production and operation needs of each facility will determine which upgrades will keep the operation alive, which will put it ahead of the pack and which will constitute a significant investment with limited value added. A review of bindery automation in...

5 Reasons to Hire for Skill Over Experience

by John Carrozza, principal consultant Riviera Advisors, Inc. When hiring a new person into your organization, it’s very likely that you will review the resume, CV or professional profile and assess how that experience might apply to what your team needs. This is a very logical approach to assessing talent; however, when you look at how quickly the skills to perform...
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