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The Week That Was With Julie G (03/23/2015)
March 27, 2015 at 1:46 pm

This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including Mark Michelson’s PI Xchange Live interview with Bruce Mandell, President of Data-Mail, yesterday. Other major announcements this week came from RR Donnelley, NPES and PIA, PIA MidAmerica, J.B. Kenehan, FutureMark, manroland sheetfed, Sun Chemical and NAPIM, Olmedo Printing and Xanté, Standard Press and Komori.

Standout Gate Fold - Tulip Fold Hybrid Format: 60-second Fold of the Week (Video)
March 26, 2015 at 11:40 am

This week's selection is a real standout. It's a holiday card for the Kellogg School of Management, and it's a hybrid format that combines the strongest characteristics of both the gate fold and the tulip fold to create a new and exciting format—with beautiful design by Lindsay C Anderson and impeccable production by Lake County Press.

New Members Join the Digital Postpress Club
March 23, 2015 at 9:40 am

Digital printer vendors have something of a natural preference for running their presses in "print only" mode with nothing extra attached to potentially gum up the works. But the very nature of continuous inkjet (no plates, very short back-to-back runs) argues strongly for integrating finishing so that a complete product can come out the end with little labor involved.

The Week That Was With Julie G (03/16/2015)
March 20, 2015 at 2:42 pm

This week Julie Greenbaum highlights industry news, including major news from the Graphic Arts Show Company, Sports Graphics and EFI,, ALLPRO Direct Marketing, MCD, Agfa Graphics, Pitney Bowes and HP, Cimpress, Finish Line Binderies and HF Group acquisition of The Riverside Group, Esko acquisition of MediaBeacon, B&D Binder and Index and The Tab Shoppe, Proforma, Sunrise Hitek, Nordis Direct and Canon Solutions America, Muscle Bound Bindery, GLS Cos. and MCS, Menasha and KBA, and Heidelberg.

The Rolling Cube Promotion: 60-second Fold of the Week (Video)
March 19, 2015 at 9:25 am

This week's super-cool folded format is the amazing Rolling Cube from Structural Graphics. Great for sending through the mail as an eye-catching, first-class parcel for targeted mail campaigns, or for handing out at a trade show or event, these cubes are both fun and impactful.

New Perfect Binders Make Their Debut at Hunkeler Innovationdays
March 16, 2015 at 12:33 pm

We haven't seen the introduction of new perfect binders from major finishing vendors in some time. But the recent Hunkeler Innovationdays event proved to be the perfect venue to introduce some new technology. Both Muller Martini and Meccanotecnica showcased new perfect binders with new technology in Lucerne, Switzerland.