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Finishing - Digital

White Paper: The Dynamics of Digital Finishing

The following white paper takes a look at Epsilon, a $2 billion, global, data-driven marketing innovator with U.S. print production facilities in St. Louis and Chicago, and what happens to productivity when high-speed, high-volume digital inkjet printing is complemented by the dynamics of modular finishing - a new approach that isn’t constrained by the norms of conventional postpress. It also tells how Epsilon progressed from a cut-sheet color printing workflow to continuous-feed color production, dramatically improving throughput and efficiency as it did so.

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Finishing - Conventional

MBO White Paper: How Modular Finishing Technology Can Help Streamline Postpress (PDF)

The following white paper from MBO America, "How Modular Finishing Technology Can Help Streamline Postpress," highlights the innovative, adaptive, and scalable finishing systems that are required to keep up with the production demands of the digital print revolution. What follows are are the stories of several printing companies that have gained major new efficiencies by embracing postpress as it can be — and should be — practiced today.

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Training and Education

SGIA 2017 Education Connection

Seeing that the printing industry is in a current state of crisis about attracting skilled workers, SGIA, Specialty Graphic Imaging Association, has compiled an extensive resource that describes colleges, universities and technical schools throughout the country that offer post-secondary educational programs focused on the graphic arts industry.

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Business Management - Operations

White Paper: A Case Study of Patent Abuse (Part I): Printing Industry Faces New Nemesis Impacting Growth and Employment - Patent Trolls (PDF)

Patent trolls, the epitome of greed, thoughtlessness, and unethical behavior, are impacting the survival, growth, and development of printing and related companies. What follows is the full white paper by Harvey R. Levenson, Ph. D., with advice on what a printer should do if faced with a patent litigation threat, how recent patent troll cases have played out in the courts and available resources.

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