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Behrmann Printing Company’s Fair Lane Invitation

by Lara Copeland, contributing editor, PostPress While war was raging across much of Europe in 1915, work on Fair Lane – Henry and Clara Ford’s 15th and final home, spanning 31,000 sq. ft on 1,300 acres – was completed. Credited with revolutionizing American manufacturing, Henry Ford often was quoted as saying, “Competition is the lifeblood of industry.” The visionary sought...

Unique Book Design for University Report

by Lara Copeland, contributing editor, PostPress The idiomatic expression “opening doors” means to create opportunities for advancement, whether in one’s career, education or other aspirations. At Belmont University, a private Christian university located next to what’s been dubbed Music Row in Nashville, Tennessee, “opening doors” is the phrase the university used to title its softcover President’s Report. This annual publication...

Industry Influencer: Sabine Geldermann

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PostPress drupa has been postponed to 2021. Click here to learn more about the reasons behind the move. Sabine Geldermann is director, drupa, and global head print technologies at Messe Düsseldorf. drupa is the largest printing equipment trade fair in the world. “drupa” is a portmanteau of the German words "druck und papier" – print and paper, respectively. The monster event is put...

FSEA • IADD Joint Conference

PostPress The FSEA•IADD Joint Conference offers targeted programming for those involved in specialty print effects, diemaking and diecutting, along with networking opportunities, an industry supplier trade fair and plant tours. Sessions and Workshops on: Full track on Sustainability in Print Decorating Recruiting, Training and Retaining  the Workforce R&D Tax Credits – How It Can Work for You The Impact of Cold...

Print and the Economy in 2020

By Dr. Ronnie H. Davis, senior vice president and chief economist, PIA With the New Year upon us, there is a dynamic mix of economic cross trends, politics, global trends and other issues. Presented below are the current views of Printing Industries of America (PIA) on print markets and the economy for the remainder of the year. Mixed signals: Will the...

Digital Decorating: Finding the Sweet Spot

by Jeff Peterson, Editor-in-Chief, PostPress Most of us have become familiar with the digital decorating processes in the print marketplace today. However, there still is confusion on what these processes are capable of and what are the best applications. Adding to the confusion, a variety of digital machines are available for different types and levels of work. Even further confusion exists...

FSEA Association News

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PostPress FSEA to Host Conference, Plant Tours in Indianapolis The Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA) and the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) will hold the 2020 Joint Conference April 27 through 29 at the Hyatt Regency Downtown Indianapolis in Indianapolis, Indiana. The conference offers a supplier trade fair, educational programming to address new technology and trends in the...

Eagle Systems’ Cold Foil Module

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by Lara Copeland, contributing editor, PostPress Nearly all types of lithographic printing presses, six towers or greater, can be adapted to include a cold foil module and realize the effects that can be achieved with cold foil and 4-color overprinting in one pass. The Eagle Cold Foil Module from Eagle Systems, Ocean, New Jersey, can be retrofitted to almost any...

Interactive Christmas: MCD Updates the Classic Advent Calendar

by Brittany Willes, contributing writer, PostPress Christmas is all about traditions – the decorations, the carols and, of course, the advent calendars. This past Christmas, specialty finisher MCD, Inc., Madison, Wisconsin, opted to take the traditional advent calendar and give it a modern twist. “We always look for something new or unique – as do our clients,” remarked Brad Peterson, sales...

Sustainability in Packaging: Corporate Commitment

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by Dianna Brodine, managing editor, PostPress Consumer demand for reduced and recyclable packaging is receiving attention at the highest levels of corporate towers, with many of the world’s largest brands devoting entire websites to their sustainability initiatives. These brands are working actively to reduce their consumption of plastics and ensure ethical sourcing of paper products. Packaging design is scrutinized as...
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