Consumables-General - Finishing Materials

On the Cutting Edge
November 23, 2015 at 12:29 pm

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.

Sony, Nike Promotions Use Laminates from LuxeFilms to Create Stunning Effects
August 26, 2015 at 11:24 am

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.

SGIA Reveals the 2014 'Product of the Year' Winners from the 2014 SGIA Expo
October 31, 2014

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 Named Worldwide Manufacturer and Distributor of HP Creative Photo Solutions
August 28, 2014

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.

Better Finishing Through Chemistry
July 14, 2014

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.

'True Finish' with Coatings and Film Laminates
November 4, 2013

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.

Keep It in the Film!
July 29, 2013

At the end of the day, coatings (of all types) and laminating are a huge part of print finishing, and the applications are addressed by an equally wide variety of machinery manufacturers and consumable suppliers.