The range of finishing available, combined with increasing customer demands for differentiation, has meant that for many shops, creating the balance between offerings and profitability remains delicate. Let's look at five digital printing establishments and how they've created the balance between meeting customer expectations and maintaining profitability.
GBC has developed the 5031TS Feeder with an optional control panel that allows the feeder to work in conjunction with virtually any brand of laminator to feed cut sheets 6” wide up to 31” wide. GBC will be demonstrating the 5031TS Feeder at booth #217 at GRAPH EXPO 2012.
While most companies were trying to remain afloat during the recession in 2009, Hauppauge, NY-based trade printer Island Pro Digital was just getting started. By creating a physical and digital media platform, co-owners Kurt and Kyle Kubik poised the company for growth and transformed it into one of the most successful (and busiest) trade shops in Long Island.
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.
GBC, a world leader in products that help companies present, protect, secure, organize and enhance their printed materials, today announced its inline, offline and desktop punching and binding solutions will be featured in a wide range of partner stands at drupa 2012. ACCO/GBC has enjoyed a long history of partnering with the industry’s leaders in digital printing technology.
Want an honest, open, unbiased and unfettered report on the quantity and quality of visitors who haunted the binding and finishing booths during Graph Expo earlier this month? Fact of the matter is, no such beast exists. Here are some observations that have two sides to them, and may or may not represent the truth.
Digital Printing and Workflow Product Announcements from the 2010 On Demand Expo, including the Xerox Color 800/1000 and Konica Minolta C8000.
For postpress, there was cause for optimism. While binding and finishing gear, in general, has a long life span, there was some speculation that printers looking to buy may opt for these types of upgrades/additions, which constitutes a far cheaper investment/risk in a sour economy than does a multi-million-dollar printing press.
For show goers seeking the latest in wide format applications who have seen plenty of the typical car wrap demos, a new hands-on, do it yourself demonstration area will be unveiled at PRINT 09, when the year's largest and most comprehensive global graphic communications exhibition and conference takes place September 11th, 2009, in Chicago's McCormick Place.
Xerox Corp. (NYSE: XRX) has added a number of finishing options to its 700 Digital Color Press and the 4112TM/4127 TM family of products. The enhancements create more profit opportunities for print providers by expanding the range of professionally finished in-line applications that can be created, such as manuals, calendars, brochures and booklets.