Consumables-General - Finishing Materials
Quick! Name two consumables that are indispensable to operation in the bindery. If you named adhesives as one, you'd be on the mark. But...if you included knives, (yes, they are a consumable), you would be quite savvy. Cutting and trimming are part of almost every finishing operation. And the quality of those cuts are essential to the quality of the finished product.
The SGIA Product of the Year competition showcases the best printers, technologies and consumables in specialty imaging.
UltraCURA Bond is a new adhesive solution that maximizes the performance and aesthetics of Cold Foil technology for sheetfed printing.
World-renowned guitar soloist Joe Satriani's new album cover from Sony features LuxeFilms Karess laminate as the finish. Nike also selected laminate from LuxeFilms for its promotional binder. To create sleek understated elegance, the binder was first laminated with LuxeFilms Ebony Karess Laminate for a tactile soft feel.
The latest catalog from Midland Paper features wide- and grand-format inkjet products for UV, latex, solvent and aqueous printers.
This year's SGIA Product of the Year competition was held at the 2014 Expo in Las Vegas, October 22-24. The contest showcased the best printers, technologies and consumables from the specialty imaging community. "Whether they were a seasoned company or an industry newcomer, each and every entry came to win," said Ray Weiss, SGIA’s digital imaging specialist.
Spiral James Burn has secured the rights to HP’s Creative Photo Solutions including Pinchbooks and Silver Lining Mounting Frames, and will begin manufacturing and distributing these products to retailers and channel partners worldwide."The technology developed by HP will enable retailers and channel partners to offer Creative Photo Solutions at a reasonable price, either behind the counter or on the shelf," said Matt Roth, vice president of Spiral James Burn.
Adhesives are widely used in finishing, this includes perfect binding, folding, mailing, and folding carton applications. And coatings and various chemical solutions are used in the digital print process to both enhance image quality and make the paper more "finishing-friendly." Both chemistry and environmental control have a lot to do with systems performance.
Digital printing has thrown a curve at both coating and film systems manufacturers due to the surface properties of many toner printed pieces. These make it difficult for many films and coatings to properly adhere to the substrate.