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ODM offers online hardcover book making guide

Jul 5, 2011 12:00 AM,

On Demand Machinery offers an electronic version of its “How-To” guide on hardcover bookbinding and its application in producing books for the on-demand digital print industry.

Pitney Bowes adds nonprofit campaign feature to Connect+

Jul 5, 2011 12:00 AM,

Pitney Bowes Inc. is enabling its Connect+ customers, who on average mail out 3,500 envelopes a month, to raise awareness for national nonprofit organizations through the “Connect for a Cause” program.

New approach to mechanical binding

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By AP staff

The EcoBinder coil binding system from Kugler-Womako (www.kw.kpl.net), a Korber PaperLink company, eliminates traditional plastic combs or wire spirals in favor of 22-mm wide printable paper rings. Input and output stations are located next to each other one worker can operate the entire machine. In the semi-automated version, bundles are inserted by hand. At 15 cpm and with no manual intervention

Improving the USPS

Jul 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Monica Lundquist

The annual National Postal Forum (NPF), held in San Diego, May 1-4, 2011, hosted approximately 4,000 attendees. Here are some highlights relevant to U.S. printers: Free Confirm Data Effective with the anticipated pricing change in January 2012, the United States Postal Service (USPS) will begin offering free Confirm mail tracking data for mailers participating in Intelligent Mail Full-Service. Remember,

BIA announces 2011 Product of Excellence winners

Jun 29, 2011 12:00 AM,

The Binding Industries Assn. (BIA) announces the 2011 Product of Excellence Awards (POE) winners.

Bell and Howell finalizes sale to Versa Capital

Jun 28, 2011 12:00 AM,

Versa Capital Management Inc. (Versa) has announced completion of its previously publicized acquisition (see Court approves sale of Bowe Bell + Howell assets to Versa Capital) of the assets of Bowe Bell + Howell and the formation of a new company and brand, Bell and Howell, LLC.

Three Dog Logistics introduces Freight Rover service

Jun 16, 2011 12:00 AM,

Baltimore-based Three Dog Logistics announces a new service designed for customers who handle inbound and outbound freight in their businesses.

Rollem launches photobook finishing system

Jun 14, 2011 12:00 AM,

Rollem introduces PhotoSlit, which the company developed in response to market demands for a photobook finishing system that combines high cut quality and productivity with minimum operator skills and maintenance, along with the ability to change settings easily between jobs.

DIG’s Kate Dunn to speak at MFSA conference

Jun 14, 2011 12:00 AM,

Digital Innovations Group president Kate Dunn will speak at the MFSA Annual Conference on Friday, June 17, 2011 in Colorado Springs, CO.

Pitney Bowes announces ‘Brilliant Communications Award’ winners

Jun 10, 2011 12:00 AM,

Pitney Bowes Inc. honored four printers with its inaugural “Brilliant Communications Awards.”

DirectMail.com enhances GeoSelector

Jun 9, 2011 12:00 AM,

DirectMail.com announces GeoSoftworks LLC, a firm in which DirectMail.com principals are the majority owners, recently received an additional patent on GeoSelector, its data segmentation technology.

Western States Envelope & Label receives PEAK awards

Jun 6, 2011 12:00 AM,

WI-based Western States Envelope & Label received two “Print Excellence and Knowledge (PEAK) Awards” in 2011 for providing customers with exceptional mailer and label products.

Court approves sale of Bowe Bell + Howell assets to Versa Capital

Jun 6, 2011 12:00 AM,

BBH reports it has received court approval for the sale of the business to the private equity funds of Versa Capital Management, Inc. (Versa) through an asset transaction.

Swiftly downstream

Jun 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Harlequin (www.eharlequin.com), the world's largest publisher of romance novels, recently eliminated finishing bottlenecks with integrated, inline digital print and binding equipment. Its distribution center in Depew, NY, employs advanced conveying technology to minimize product damage and downtime, reaching a throughput rate of more than 1,000 paperback books per hour. High-volume publisher's need

BAUM, QuadTech sign license agreement

May 13, 2011 12:00 AM,

Baumfolder Corp. and QuadTech have signed a formal strategic license agreement that allows BAUM to manufacture and distribute the full range of QuadTech hopper loaders and conveyors under the BAUM label outside of the Quad/Graphics group of companies.

Kugler-Womako introduces paper ring binding

May 11, 2011 12:00 AM,

With its EcoBinder, Kugler-Womako, a Körber PaperLink Group company, is introducing a new ring binding made from paper. The EcoBinder uses a rotary indexing table instead of the traditional linear transfer unit to bind product with the paper rings.

MACtac supplies pressure-sensitive label for Celebrate! stamp

May 10, 2011 12:00 AM,

MACtac supplied the pressure-sensitive adhesive label materials for the first 100 million of the United States Postal Service’s neon “Celebrate!” 44-cent, first-class “Forever” stamps, available in a pane of 20 stamps.

Crouser releases offline UV coating price report

May 5, 2011 12:00 AM,

Crouser & Associates has released a report, “Pricing Off-line UV Coating.” UV coating is highly recommended as a protective coating on all printed items that are expected to receive heavy treatment such as postcards and business cards.

Pitney Bowes to share latest communications tools at NPF

Apr 28, 2011 12:00 AM,

Pitney Bowes Inc. will demonstrate a full range of customer communications management (CCM) solutions, new technology and software products at the 2011 National Postal Forum.

Preserving memories

Apr 1, 2011 12:00 AM, By Don Piontek

John F. Jacobson, Jr., is a busy man, thanks to photo books. His travels have taken him from Dscoop, the annual conference for HP press users, to the trade shows of the Photo Marketing Assn. (PMA) and Wedding and Portrait Photographers Assn. Jacobson, the president of On Demand Machinery (ODM) in Elizabeth, NJ, also is logging plenty of international air miles Asia is a fast growing market for his