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Areas of focus range from folding, cutting, saddle stitching and perfect binding to
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Finishing Workflow in Digital

Don Piontek December 8, 2014

The work-in-progress workflow in commercial printing has evolved over decades and is now fairly well defined. On the digital side, things are still in a...

Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015 in Lucerne, Switzerland to Showcase Digital Printing/Finishing

Hunkeler 2013 December 5, 2014

Hunkeler Innovationdays 2015, being held February 23-26, 2015, in Lucerne, Switzerland, will feature leading edge technologies in digital print and finishing, as well as practical...

Gate-Roll Composite Combo: 60-second Fold of the Week (Video)

Gate-Roll Composite Combo: 60-second Fold of the Week (Video) December 4, 2014

This week's featured format was graciously sent to us from the Clampitt Paper Creative Center. It's a sample that Trish fell in love with on...

Heidelberg Unveils New Diecutter and Folding Carton Gluing Machines at Packaging Days

PromatrixHeidelverg November 26, 2014

This week, Heidelberg is presenting several new solutions for folding carton production at the Packaging Days event at the company’s Wiesloch-Walldorf site. The event is...

SunShine Paper in Aurora, CO, Signs Deal for 90" Saber XXL Paper Cutter from Colter & Peterson

November 11, 2014

As business continues to grow, James Morland, vice president of operations for SunShine Paper in Aurora, CO, said the company cuts between 60,000 to 80,000...

Packaging Graphics in Pawtucket, RI, Installs an Eco-Eagle Cold Foil System on manroland Press

EAGLEGROUP11.7 November 7, 2014

An Eco-Eagle Cold Foil system has been installed by Eagle Systems at the manufacturing operations of Packaging Graphics in Pawtucket, RI, a leading manufacturer of...

MGI Wins Emballage Innovation Award for Its JETvarnish 3D with iFOIL Digital Finishing Solution

MGI iFOIL November 6, 2014

The Pack Experts Committee awarded MGI's iFOIL with the Innovation Award at the 2014 Emballage Packaging Exhibition. This year, 1,500 exhibitors submitted over 208 innovative...

Automating the Short-Run Hardcover

Cover 1 System November 3, 2014

Today's book printers and binders have created small modular work cells which can change case, cover, and book block sizes in minutes. But there aren't...

The World of FASTSIGNS

Fastsigns10.27.14 October 27, 2014

A recent visit to my local FASTSIGNS franchise in Eden Prairie, MN, opened my eyes to the variety of finishing operations that this franchise is...

VITS International Is Granted a U.S. Pantent on Its Sprint Variable Data Stacker/Batcher

October 20, 2014

After close examination of claims and confirmation that the Sprint Variable Data Stacker/Batcher uses a unique process, VITS International was granted a U.S. patent on...