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New Equipment Makes Central Bindery the Largest Perfect Binding Shop in Arizona
September 1, 2016

Central Bindery in Phoenix has managed to both survive, and even thrive. Founded 31 years ago, Central has evolved into a broad-based trade bindery offering traditional and not-so-traditional services. Along with folding, perfect binding, saddle stitching and all forms of mechanical binding, Central Bindery offers pharmaceutical folding, round cornering and shrink wrapping. Owner Andy Delph has "seen it all" since its startup, and he and his team have had to adapt to many challenges and opportunities.

What’s in the Box?
August 22, 2016 at 11:33 am

We see tons of packaging in retail every day, but luxury packaging is a different breed.

Finishing's Finest Hour?
June 13, 2016 at 10:12 am

Well, I've put another "drupa notch" on my belt, and it was quite an experience. The weather in Düsseldorf was good, and the crowds were there. For those who have never been, the sheer size of the show, and the enormous investment by the hundreds of firms exhibiting are truly mind-boggling. Deals were done, and many were for multiple high-priced systems, putting lots of smiles on vendor salespeople and management.

Trade Binderies Hit the Wall
April 25, 2016 at 9:02 am

It's no secret that we're dealing with a greatly compressed printing industry as opposed to the "roaring '90s." For trade binderies, the news has been even worse. In the last few years, some of the largest trade shops in the Chicago-land, the East Coast, and more have closed their doors. But, amidst the bad news, there are trade binderies that are not only surviving, but doing well, thank you. What are their secrets?

Bang Printing, Kodak Showcase Inkjet Solution
August 29, 2014

BRAINERD, MN—Kodak and Bang Printing used a customer event this week to demonstrate the first North American installation of the Kodak Stream inkjet technology with a Timson T-Press digital inkjet web press. Kodak and Bang Printing, a book manufacturer, illustrated for customers how this combination enables greater efficiency in book production as part of their 13th annual plant tour and workshop.

O'Neil Data Systems Teams With HP at Customer Event (With Commentary From Erik Cagle)
May 23, 2014

PLANO, TX—O'Neil Data Systems has released two new solutions marking the kickoff of an international customer event with HP here from May 21-23. These product and service offerings include a digital perfect binding system and letter wrap system for mailings. O'Neil Data Systems also announced the acquisition of its tenth HP T-series press, the HP T410 color inkjet web press, making it the largest HP production inkjet printer worldwide.

Digital Finishing: Different Paths to Success
February 1, 2014

The range of finishing available, combined with increasing customer demands for differentiation, has meant that for many shops, creating the balance between offerings and profitability remains delicate. Let's look at five digital printing establishments and how they've created the balance between meeting customer expectations and maintaining profitability.

Brown's Bindery: Trade Shop: Bound to Please
February 1, 2014

Brown's Bindery in Columbia, SC, has remained successful for nearly three decades, providing overflow work along with specialized binding and finishing. "What sets Brown's Bindery apart is that there is a family member ensuring the job is done efficiently and on time at every stage of the customer's job," explains Tara Allison, CFO at Brown's Bindery and daughter of the founder.