Finishing - Digital

MBO to Sponsor BIA Annual Conference, Inkjet Summit as Part of Education Initiative
April 1, 2014

MBO America is sponsoring two upcoming industry events: the Binding Industries Association (BIA) Annual Conference, being held in Dallas on March 31-April 2, 2014; and the Inkjet Summit, held in Ponte Vedra Beach, FL, on April 7-9, 2014. Participation in, and sponsorship of, these events—with more on the horizon—further confirms the company's commitment to its customer-empowering marketing and education initiative, announced earlier this year.

Looking at Print's Future
March 31, 2014

Last week, I had the pleasure of spending some time at Strategic Content Imaging in Secaucus, NJ. I was there for other business, but I had a chance to see one of their 30"-wide continuous inkjet presses running along at about 800-feet-per-minute. This got me thinking.

Frits Knepper Named HP USA Solutions Manager at C.P. Bourg
March 6, 2014

Frits Knepper has been tapped as the new HP USA solutions manager for C.P. Bourg, which serves as the North and South American headquarters for the C.P. Bourg Group. He now reports to Richard Trapilo, executive vice president and general manager of C.P. Bourg.

Bridging the Offset and Digital Divide in Finishing
March 3, 2014

I had the pleasure of attending a rather festive "open house" event last week at a major offset printer. This firm had implemented a digital print and finishing platform in a big way. Re-fitting a space within their plant, they outfitted the new digital "module" with an HP continuous inkjet press, HP Indigo presses, and several high-speed cut-sheet toner printers.

Taking Automation a Step Further in the Bindery
February 17, 2014

Most of us in the finishing world are familiar with machine-level automation, which has made enormous progress since the early 1990's. Craftsman-level machine adjustments and makereadies have been largely automated and can now take only a few minutes. But finishing material workflow has been a more difficult challenge.

Digital Press to Binder..."Hello, Are You There? Hello?"
January 20, 2014

When it comes to the finishing end of digital print, there is still a lack of "connectivity." The offset world saw the introduction of JDF (Job Definition Format) more than 15 years ago. Enter digital print. Each vendors' print engine ran on a different software workflow. There was no JDF equivalent of a universal digital print-to-finish "language."

Where Will 2014 Take the Bindery?
January 6, 2014

We've been through many challenging years for print, and as finishing is an integral part, it's fair to ask where we're going, and where new opportunities may lie. So let's break out the old crystal ball and gaze...