Finishing - Digital

Digital Shops Maximize Productivity with Duplo Finishing Solutions
August 13, 2012

Duplo USA announces the following equipment installations at shops with Xerox presses. Capitol Citicom Print & Graphics, in Columbus, OH, has vastly improved its efficiency and productivity with a Duplo DC-745 slitter/cutter/creaser. Tom Henry Cards, soon to open in Kissimmee, FL, has installed a Duplo DC-615 slitter/cutter/creaser.

Bindagraphics Acquires a High-Speed 40˝ Laminator to Lower Production Costs
July 23, 2012

Bindagraphics, a leading trade bindery, finishing and packaging company, recently installed a new 40˝ GBC Saturn 8556 laminator. “Being able to run 40˝-wide means lower prices on material and labor, and shorter schedules, which allows our customers to be more competitive,” Matt Anson, president of Bindagraphics, stated.

Robot vs. Craftsman in the Bindery
July 17, 2012

Traditional well-trained bindery craftsman are both hard to find and expensive. That is one of the reasons why equipment manufacturers have tried to apply as much automation as possible to their machinery. By and large, they have been successful.

Book-of-One Digital Production Is the Future, and Present
July 9, 2012

It’s a reality that digital print has enabled very-short-run book production. In fact, the term “book-of-one” has entered the language as a descriptor of the short-run process. Designing a system for producing books of one is no easy task.

Automating the Bindery Process - The BIA Convention 2012
June 5, 2012

How do you balance the need for labor with the investment in automatic machinery? I will stick to two key areas: collating and mechanical binding. - Saul Spiel gave the following seminar at The BIA Convention, June 5, 2012

Digital Finishing : Find Your (In, Off, Near) Line
June 1, 2012

The in-line, off-line or near-line finishing debate is anything but a debate in the digital production arena, but it is interesting to note the configurations and the rationale behind them, as they vary from printer to printer.

drupa 2012 - Finishing is Rolling Along
May 22, 2012

Was there one BIG trend in bindery systems that stood out at drupa 2012? The answer is, “Yes!”—and it was roll-to-bind. This reflects the new reality of the digital workflow. The most efficient way to run most continuous inkjet or toner presses is roll-to-roll.

Digital Print Hits the Bindery - Head On
May 8, 2012

Digital printing has created a fair amount of heartaches for bindroids. The chemistry and physics of printing with toner create some special problems when it comes to producing a finished product. Among the challenges are

Agi-Shorewood Installs Eagle Hot Foiling System from Graphic Art Systems
April 20, 2012

Graphic Art Systems announced it has installed its Eco-Eagle hot foil system at AGI-Shorewood, one of the largest and most-innovative specialty packaging businesses. The company plans to use the system for its high-end cosmetic, tobacco and other decorative printing for the consumer market.

The In-Line vs. Off-Line Finishing Battle
April 17, 2012

The in-line vs. off-line finishing debate has gone on for as long as I can remember. Let’s look at the book industry, which is in a state of consolidation. Here are my recommendations for what to consider in deciding between in- and off-line finishing: