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Worzalla Implements Intelligent Shop Floor System Throughout Plant

March 7, 2014

Worzalla has announced an agreement with SoftSolutions to install the Flex Real-time Production Management platform across Worzalla's Stevens Point, WI, production facility....

Without Vision Systems, Printers Perish

October 23, 2012

In honor of Oct. 23, which was originally scheduled to be National No-Print Day but turned into Yes Print Day!, Dead Tree Edition offers...

RIT Formally Launches Printing Standards Audit Certification

May 18, 2011

By attaining PSA Certification, printers can objectively demonstrate that they have mastered the use of standards in the workflows they operate. PSA’s development began more...

How to Improve Saddle Stitched Book Quality with Better 16-page Signatures

May 16, 2011

Simple folding machine techniques for consistently better signatures....

Sheetfed Offset, Web Offset, Digital : Defining Crossover Points

Crossover Jack Emery May 2011

In static sheetfed, web offset and digital printing, the term “crossover” denotes the number of impressions at which a per-unit cost advantage can be gained...

OPM, Digital Publishing Solutions

March 31, 2011

Learn how OPM, decreases turnaround time and expands their automated book solutions for major publishing customers....

Step by Step - Standard Work Reduces Errors & Downtime

March 1, 2011

To overcome the “best I can” mindset, management, staff and operators need standards and accountability—the establishment of standard operating procedures (SOPs). SOPs are only a...

Spanning the JDF Generation Gap

Nicholas Gawreluk February 8, 2011

In this blog, I will discuss my prediction for the future of the print production workflow powered by JDF (Job Definition Format) and how this...

Chicago Tribune Recycles Production Waste and Cuts Costs

November 18, 2010

The Chicago Tribune has reinvented the way it gets rid of its post-production waste by implementing a recycling program, saving the company money on garbage...

A Student’s Perspective on RIT’s Printing Applications Lab

RIT’s Printing Applications Lab September 21, 2010

As the new school year begins, I could not be more excited to return to RIT (Rochester Institute of Technology). The campus is alive with...