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BIA announces top 2009 finishers

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM,

The Binding Industries Association (BIA) (Pittsburgh, PA) announces its 2009 Product of Excellence Awards (POE) winners. As the world's only competition specifically for graphic finishers and custom loose-leaf companies, the POE awards provides a platform for companies to demonstrate the value they provide to the graphic arts community. The following companies have been named the best of the best

The digital bindery: Fact or fiction?

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By David Spiel

Are we kidding ourselves when a piece of bindery equipment is described as digital? How do you incorporate digital technology into a mechanical process?

Last (but not least)

Aug 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Postpress highlights at PRINT 09

A quick alternative

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

The introduction of the ODM hard cover bookbinding equipment, which includes the Super Sewer, Casemaking System, Sticker, and Smasher, has led to a remarkable increase in productivity and customer satisfaction for Photo Dose.

Go-to glue

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

For some printers, polyurethane reactive adhesive (PUR) has replaced EVA as the go-to adhesive of choice for perfect binding

Fast and flexible

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

The Corona perfect binder is available in 12-, 13-, 15- and 18-cph models, all of which can run PUR as well as EVA hotmelt adhesives.

Henkel owns former National Starch adhesives

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Henkel (www.henkelna.com) acquired in 2008 the Adhesives and Electronic Materials businesses previously owned by National Starch.

One piece at a time

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Nordson Corp.'s new PURBlue 4 adhesive melter simplifies the use of moisture-cure reactive hot melt adhesives from 2-, 3- or 4-kg foil encased slugs, without the need for inert gas.

PUR is in demand

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Colter & Peterson Inc. (C&P), the exclusive North American distributor for Wohlenberg Buchbindesysteme, offers Wohlenberg's full line of mid-range perfect binders. All of these machines support PUR.

PRINT preview

Jul 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

At the PRINT 09 Media Days event, MGI USA described its Meteor DP60 Pro digital press installation at Bound to Stay Bound Books, Inc. (BTSB). The company chose the Meteor DP60 Pro for its ability to successfully image the buckram cover material BTSB requires for its books. See www.mgi-usa.com.

Beyond the tri-fold brochure

May 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Trish Witkowski

It's nice to have a few special folds in your repertoire that you can pull out when time and the budget are tight. Here are some new folding options to think about.

Put finishing first

Apr 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Management involvement and cross-department communication are critical for achieving maximum postpress efficiencies.

March 2009 Book-on-demand products

Mar 1, 2009 12:00 AM,

Bookbinding equipment from On Demand 2009

Postpress: Grin & bind it

Mar 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Werner Rebsamen

Based on a consumer survey of more than 1,000 U.S. photo merchandise buyers, InfoTrends (Weymouth, MA) projects that the photo book market segment will grow from $377 million in revenue in 2008 to reach $1.2 billion by 2013. This is great news provided you're prepared to deliver quality hardcover bindings on demand. Hardcover binding begins with endsheets. LBS (Des Moines, IA) (www.lbsbind.com) sells

Not quite perfect

Mar 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Werner Rebsamen

FOGRA reportedly investigates more than 400 adhesive binding failures annually. Here is how large book printers combat the problems

Growing with photo books

Mar 1, 2009 12:00 AM,

Photo books are keeping us busy, says John F. Jacobson, Jr., president of On Demand Machinery (ODM) (Elizabeth, NJ). We still do a lot of on-demand work with companies such as Lightning Source, but this has been our biggest growth area in the last four years. In the days prior to digital photography and printing, most wedding albums incorporated glued pages and resembled children's board books. A

Fold on

Feb 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Katherine O'Brien

Jack Rickard knows folders. Rickard, president of Rickard Bindery (Chicago) is a third-generation binder. His grandfather, Fay, founded the family business in 1900 as Rickard Circular Folding and reportedly created the first mechanical gatefold attachment in 1920. Equipment at the 80,000-sq.-ft., three-shift operation includes more than 80 folding machines of all makes, sizes and varieties 22 gluing

Smarter mailing

Jan 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By American Printer staff

Elizabeth Lombard is the national postal-carrier manager with the Pitney Bowes' Learning and Performance group. We asked her to update our readers on the Intelligent Mail barcode, Move Update standard and other postal issues. For additional resources, see www.pbpostalinfo.com. How would you define the Intelligent Mail barcode? The Intelligent Mail barcode (formerly known as the 4-State Customer Barcode)

Moving to intelligent mail

Jan 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Christopher Lien

Within the next six months, the mailing industry will be going through a tremendous period of change possibly unlike anything prior. In this period mailers will have to endure Move Update compliance, respond to another price increase, and brace for the new Intelligent Mail Barcode, which will establish a new foundation for mail visibility, accountability and delivery. Move Update compliance is the

Duplo to implement new corporate identity

Dec 10, 2008 12:00 AM,

Duplo Corp. (Santa Ana, CA) has announced the introduction of a new corporate identity, which will be implemented globally throughout its subsidiaries and distributor companies from January 1, 2009.