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Industry Influencer: Steve Bonoff

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Steve Bonoff has spent almost 20 years in graphic communications’ association leadership. In 2018, his career led him to Minneapolis, Minnesota, where he now works as the president of the Printing Industry Midwest (PIM) association, a five-state membership association supporting print, mail and marketing service providers. “We provide members with access to trusted information, cost-saving resources and cutting-edge education designed...

Holography on the Front Line of ID Security and Protection

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Submitted by Andy Bruce on behalf of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association In the face of continued reports about fake identity documents and the ‘skills’ of counterfeiters to reproduce passports, driving licenses and other official papers that look like the real thing to the untrained eye, Dr. Paul Dunn, chairman of the International Hologram Manufacturers Association (IHMA), considers the latest developments...

Foil Innovation Catches the Eye for Added Value Brand Packaging

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By Lara Copeland, contributing editor PostPress The visual appearance of a package is critically important to a product’s success and lasting shelf appeal. The packaging itself offers the brand owner the last opportunity to convey important messaging to discerning consumers and influence their purchase. Through the use of special effects beyond printing, the look of the package can be elevated to...

Magic in the Cards: Foil Graphics Celebrates the Holidays with Special Christmas Card

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By Brittany Willes, contributing editor PostPress Bing Crosby may be dreaming of a white Christmas, but most designers and decorators would agree that Christmas is all about the bright, cheerful colors. It simply wouldn’t be the holiday season without a decadent array of red, gold, silver, blue and, yes, a little white. All of these traditional Christmas colors can be found...

A Carton that Conveys a Message from Studio On Fire

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By Lara Copeland, contributing editor PostPress For thousands of years, humans across several civilizations have cultivated cannabis, and the controversy surrounding the plant is just as ancient. In the spring of 1909, along the central coast of California, William “Bull” Lowell started growing what he called Indian Hemp (since the term “marijuana” was relatively unknown by Anglo Californians) on his farm. Public...

Finding the Perfect Recipe for Thick-Book Binding

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By Katy Ibsen, managing editor PostPress There is no shortage of thick books in this world that required a special binding; text books, novels, educational tools, training manuals, dictionaries and so forth. We’ve all had the opportunity to connect with a thick book. When a client brings a thick book to your bindery, it’s important to understand what they are trying to...

Finishing and Binding Make a Strong Premiere at PRINTING United

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By Lara Copeland, contributing editor PostPress In October, nearly 30,000 visitors converged in Dallas, Texas, for PRINTING United. The event was hosted by Specialty Graphic Imaging Association (SGIA) and replaced the former SGIA Expo. With more than 700,000 square feet and 600-plus exhibitors, the tradeshow built on SGIA Expo’s foundation of apparel, graphics/wide-format and industrial printing application technologies and added the...

AIM and EyeC-America’s SIG-CHECK Print Inspection System

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by Lara Copeland, contributing editor PostPress American International Machinery/Signature Folder Gluers (AIM), a family-owned business based in Oak Creek, Wisconsin, offers a wide-range of products and services for the paperboard and corrugated converting industry. The AIM team provides customizable equipment options specific to the needs of its customers, including a total solution for the new and used equipment needs of the...

FSEA Association News

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FSEA has Busy Fall for Tradeshows This fall was busier than ever with FSEA exhibiting at three major industry events: PRINT 19, PACK EXPO Las Vegas and PRINTING United. At all three shows, FSEA provided details on the benefits of joining and being involved with FSEA, FSEA Sourcebooks for those looking for finishers and suppliers, the PostPress magazine and the...

Choosing the Right Folder-Gluer

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By Jeff Wilcox PPC Technologies & Solutions, LLC The search for a new folder-gluer can be very daunting. There are many folder-gluer OEMs out there and each have different models, features and sizes designed for a variety of applications. When a finisher or folding carton manufacturer is in the market for an upgraded or new folder-gluer, there are several questions to...
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