Binding Finishing: News
Aug 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By AP staff
The use of foil stamping, embossing and holography represents quality, added value, shelf presence, individuality and security. To promote and acknowledge continued creativity in this area, the Foil Stamping and Embossing Assn. (FSEA) (Topeka, KS) honored the winners of its annual Gold Leaf awards competition in May during the IADD/FSEA Odyssey in Milwaukee. This year's awards drew more than 300 entries.
Jul 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Carrie Cleaveland
Picture this: An automated jogger aligns whole skids of paper in one turn. Lifts are loaded, a gripper loading system brings lifts to and from the knife, paper is cut, a turning gripper turns and positions lifts for cutting, waste is removed, gripper systems transfer the finished cut lift and the finished product is palletized onto a skid and the operator has nothing to do but watch and load skids.
Jun 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Frank Romano
The hype of printed electronics, especially RFID, is out of sync with reality at least as far as the printing industry is concerned. There is no doubt that the future will see a wide variety of products printed with tags that broadcast their identity, use and authenticity. The application of printed electronics gives rise to appellations such as smart labels, smart cards and smart packaging. This
Jun 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
In the summer of 1962, 14-year-old Tuck Tucker launched his career in the printing industry. His father put him to work in the bindery. I spent three summers in the bindery, recalls Tucker. Over the course of his high school and college vacations, Tucker did a stint in every department. I worked wherever my father told me, he says. Tucker's father, Wiley Tucker, Sr., co-founded Tucker-Castleberry
May 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Glenn Toole
If you are like 80 percent of today's mailers, then you have not yet invested in a matching system. If you are now looking into this technology, there is an even greater chance that you have yet to master the buzz words and discern which features are essential to your operation. Inserting systems commonly are used to insert printed products (personalized or non-personalized) into envelopes. Window
Mar 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
A Graph Expo visit led to new punching, perfect binding and coil binding capabilities.
Jan 1, 2007 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
Heidelberg expands its range with die-cutters and folder/gluers.
Dec 5, 2006 12:00 AM,
Dec 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff
GLS adds a die cutter to meet customer demand.
Dec 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff
Cedar Graphics eliminates some nagging static and humidity problems with the installation of several Princess 2 humidification units from ML Husson.
Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Carrie Cleaveland
With the combined folding and creasing capabilities of Morgana’s DigiFold, Allegra Print & Imaging is poised to keep growing.
Nov 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
A digital book printing update.
Oct 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP Staff
Fully automated bookletmaking In booth 2446, Standard Finishing Systems will launch the new Standard Horizon SPF/FC-200A fully automated bookletmaker, complementing the Standard Horizon SpeedVAC 100 collator. The SPF/FC-200A includes advanced setup automation through a touchscreen control console. Precise stepper motors drive end stops and plates to the exact location for the sheet size and finish
Oct 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By AP staff
Whether it's a Valentine's Day card or a video game you bought for your kid, a foil stamped and/or embossed image will catch your eye. The use of foil stamping, embossing and holography represents quality, added value, shelf presence, individuality and security. To promote and acknowledge continued creativity in this area, the Foil Stamping and Embossing Assn. (FSEA) (Topeka, KS) honored the winners
Sep 20, 2006 12:00 AM, By Jill Roth, special projects editor
Sep 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Steve Voecks
You're a successful small commercial printer. You do it all: design, print, assemble, and send jobs to the mail house. Wait, why are you sending jobs to a mail house? Running mailing equipment is not the difficult part. It's the required postal knowledge that makes a mail house seem like the best choice. But like most printers, you're not comfortable outsourcing the final part of the job to someone
Aug 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Carrie Cleaveland
Every minute counts, and on a deadline, those minutes can be costly. The average commercial printer will produce a variety of jobs on a range of stocks, leading to different makeready times when those jobs reach the saddlestitcher. When stitching jobs of various sizes and lengths, slow changeovers can be costly. To keep pace with newer equipment additions and remain competitive, Suttle-Straus (www.suttle-straus.com),
Aug 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien
Is a nerd born or made? I can only go by my own experience as the youngest of seven siblings. I don't think any of us qualified as genuine geeks. Most of my siblings were excellent athletes, and while several were exceptionally smart, we had no chess enthusiasts or Star Trek fans. But even by 1970s standards, we were a nerdy looking bunch. My brother Peter looked a lot like on My Three Sons. And my
Jul 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel
Pepper Printing and The Hennegan Co. recently installed new automated Polar cutters from Heidelberg. As a result, these two very different companies have gained similar benefits: decreased costs, less physical toll on cutter operators, and better postpress productivity. Cutter automation is helping ease the bottleneck between increasingly efficient pressroom operations and the loading dock.
Jun 1, 2006 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel
Operating a folder is one of the most challenging bindery jobs, despite newer machines' high level of automation. Consequently, some vendors offer group folding classes several times each year to supplement the initial training that is conducted onsite when a printer purchases and installs a folder.