Don Piontek

Don Piontek

Don has worked in technical support, sales, engineering, and management during a career in both the commercial offset and digital finishing sectors. He is the North American representative for IBIS Bindery Systems, Ltd. of The United Kingdom.

A Training Crisis in the Bindery?

Use the years of accumulated finishing experience of your most senior people to train your new people, before they head out the door.

What's Ahead for Finishing in 2019

2019 will throw challenges (and opportunities) at print. Here are three critical trends impacting the finishing side.

Robots in the Bindery. Why Not?

Consider adding robots to your finishing operation to relieve operators from repetitive tasks and the strain associated with them.

A Pioneer in Photo Book Finishing

Don Piontek explores photo book challenges printers face and how technology from Photobook Technology could be the solution.

What on Earth Is Vpaper?

In the search for new finishing developments, Don Piontek received a LinkedIn press release alert on something called “Vpaper.”

Cutting Through Roadblocks in Digital Finishing

Digital cutters have revolutionized the wide-format print sector, capable of producing almost any shape you can imagine from a flat sheet. But, it turns out that about half of all wide-format work involves simple squares and rectangles, meaning complex cutters may not be the ideal solution.

More Info on the Big Announcement from Kolbus and Muller Martini

A few weeks ago, I reported on Muller Martini assuming much of Kolbus' perfect binding and hard-cover systems portfolio. So, I thought I would provide an update. Both firms are giants in the postpress field, with many, many years of history of providing continuous bindery innovation. When you think about it, this was inevitable.