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In Memoriam: FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Tom Cullen

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By Kym Conis, managing director, AMBA Industry innovator and former FSEA Lifetime Achievement Award Recipient Tom Cullen recently passed away. Born in 1935, Cullen spent most of his youth in California and Nevada before enlisting in the United States Army in 1953 and serving for two years. After the birth of their third child, Cullen and his wife, Nancy, relocated...

Software Can Bring Savings on the Plant Floor

By Mark Porter, president, Dienamic Software Businesses constantly are trying to increase profits by developing new products they can offer to existing customers and finding different ways to attract new customers. But, this only is one side of the profit equation. Profit is sales minus costs, so business owners can improve profits by focusing on controlling costs as well. Software...

A Little Taste of Honey

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By Lara Copeland, contributing editor, PostPress One of the greatest pollinators on the planet, the honeybee, is known for its production of not only wax but, more importantly, honey. The sweet treat has been treasured by humans for centuries. Capital Bee Company, based in Savannah, Georgia, is known for its rare, single varietal mono-floral honeys. Sourcing local honey in addition...

Flights of Fancy: Accordion Book Soars to New Heights

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By Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress When the medium chosen to display a work of art becomes a work of art itself, something special has occurred. This is the case for artist Wendy Paton’s limited-edition photobook Flight. Boldly displaying Paton’s undeniably striking photogram-style images, the book is an accordion-style masterpiece as stunning as Paton’s photos. Designed by Phil Unitek of Unitek Design...

Going Green: Texas Bindery Creates Uniquely Vibrant Label

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By Brittany Willes, editor, PostPress With its extensive manufacturing and production knowledge, Texas Bindery Service, Cedar Creek, Texas, is no stranger to creating unique projects for its clients. “We specialize in implementing unique finishes and print embellishments into our hard- and softcover projects and for any project where quality, memorability and brand awareness is significant,” stated Vice President Sonja Nagy. When...

CARES Act Provides Relief to Print Finishers

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By Michael J. Devereux II, CPA, CMP, Mueller Prost On March 27, 2020, the Coronavirus Aid, Relief and Economic Security (CARES) Act – the largest relief package ever passed by Congress almost three times over – was signed into law, thereby ushering in a host of new lending and tax provisions available to print finishers. The CARES Act made several taxpayer-favorable...

3 Hottest Print Design Trends of 2020

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By Sabine Lenz, president, PaperSpecs “The book’s design is beautiful but look at the production values – it’s basically falling apart.” Designers always want to know what is fresh and impactful – trends are indeed an essential part of design – from typography to logos to the big reveal of Pantone’s Color of the Year. It is vital for designers,...

Quality Control Systems Key to Folder-Gluer Production Success

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By Richard Pallante, president USA and Canada, Baumer hhs Quality control systems are not new to the folding/gluing and finishing industry, but there have been continued improvements in recent years, and the need for these types of systems is as important now as ever before. PostPress asked the experts at Baumer hhs for their input on the importance of quality...

Evolution of Sustainability and Circular Economy and Their Influence on Printing Operations

By Gary A. Jones, director, EHS Affairs, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association Despite what many may think, the concept of sustainability is not new and has been evolving for decades. To some extent, the roots of sustainability were born with the conservation movement that was spearheaded by President Teddy Roosevelt, who worked hard to establish the national parks system. Since then,...

The Finishing Industry Works Through COVID-19

By Hallie Forcinio, contributing writer, PostPress Whether reopening, working at reduced capacity or running full out as the COVID-19 pandemic continues, businesses are striving to make work environments safer for personnel and customers and to maintain positive cash flow. During a webinar on April 22, 2020, “Working Through COVID-19,” executives from MCD, Inc.; BrightMARKS LLC; SunDance; and Datagraphic + Spectragraphic described...
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