On the Cutting Edge
November 23, 2015 at 12:29 pm

Quick! Name two consumables that are indispensable to operation in the bindery. If you named adhesives as one, you'd be on the mark. But...if you included knives, (yes, they are a consumable), you would be quite savvy. Cutting and trimming are part of almost every finishing operation. And the quality of those cuts are essential to the quality of the finished product.

Clever Box Pop-Up Format Mailer – 60-Second Fold of the Week
November 19, 2015 at 12:45 pm

This week, the spotlight is turned on Cedar Graphics in Cedar Rapids, Iowa, for a very clever box format pop-up solution that was completely automated. Watch as Trish takes this surprising, one piece pop-up apart to show how it was done.

What Price for the 'Book-of-One' Model?
November 16, 2015 at 11:10 am

Industry savants, equipment vendors, and printers, have all piled on the "book-of-one" model for the book printing sector. This manufacturing model uses an inventory-less book manufacturing process. This is where sophisticated software manages retail and wholesale inventory levels in a continuous feedback loop to manage re-stock, or initial production orders.