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Print Finishing

This section focuses on print finishing including binding, folding and cutting, coatings, digital enhancement, mail prep and other applications. The section features news and analysis relative to finishing technologies and workflow strategies for short- and long-run printing. It will also follow developments among suppliers to the industry and manufacturers using post-press technologies.

Commentary & Analysis

Trend Watch: The Rise of the Blockbuster Self-Promotional Piece (Premium Content)

Trish talks with Scott Engle of Graphic Visual Solutions of Greensboro, NC, about the power—and the pressure—of making visually striking (and costly) print capabilities brochures to inspire, educate, and motivate today’s customers.


Embracing Bindery Automation—It’s Time to Take the Leap (Premium Content)

If the bindery is the final frontier of total workflow automation, and the technology has been in existence for over a decade, why are so many companies still passing on the opportunity to gain efficiency and save money? Trish will explore the challenges and benefits of taking the leap into bindery automation.


Faces of Finishing: Mark Nixon of Scodix on the Triumphs and Challenges of Bringing Disruptive Technology to Market (Premium Content)

In the latest installment of this interview series, Trish Witkowski talks with Mark Nixon, GM and VP Sales for Scodix NA, about creating a market and elevating print with disruptive technology.


Trend Watch: Popularity of Press Coatings Drives “Designer Presses” (Premium Content)

Greater awareness of special print effects and press coatings is driving printers to rethink their press configurations to meet the demands of discerning customers who need high-impact, quick-turn, two-sided printing with press coatings at a competitive price.


The Selling Power of a Successful Client Event (Premium Content)

A successful client event can drive a lot of business your way, and deepen relationships with your customers. This week, Trish will share the secrets of successful events, along with some of the biggest mistakes that can trip up even the most well-intentioned host.


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News

Allen Press Acquires Industry Leading ExcelCoat ZR30 Coater

Gerber Technology Introduces Tool Kit for MCT Cutter to Improve Efficiency in Packaging Finishing Applications

Control Group Invests in SEI Laser Cutting Technology at Labelexpo Americas 2018

Canon Solutions America to Showcase Industry-Leading Canon Technology at 2018 SGIA Expo

Witness Summa's Product Innovations at SGIA - Booth 1861

Flint Group Takes Broad Technology Range to All in Print

Esko Takes a Leadership Role at SGIA Expo Explaining How Automation Offers Industrial-Level Productivity

Colbert Packaging Installs Second Brausse Die Cutter in Elkhart, Indiana, Facility

Esko Displays Automation Software and Digital Finishing Hardware Solutions at SGIA Expo 2018

Colbert Packaging Leverages Zünd Cutting Systems to Accelerate Time-to-Market and Facilitate Rapid Prototyping of Custom Folding Cartons

Gómez Aparicio Grupo Grafico Recently Purchased a Polar System 120 with a N 176 Plus Cutter

Highcon Boosts Machine Productivity and ROI with Launch of New Range of Consumables

Gerber Acquires MCT Digital Integrating Two Histories of Innovation in Automated Cutting & Finishing

Summa Acquires CadCam Technology; Expanding Business in Cutting and Laser Technology

Minuteman Press Cardiff Bay Purchase a Vivid Matrix for Lamination and Are Wowed by Its Foiling Capability

Rotoflex DF3 Launches at Labelexpo

Ultimate Impostrip 2019 Awarded Vanguard Breakthrough Technology

Ultimate TechnoGraphics and Grafisoft at Print Santiago

Zund America Breaks Ground on New North American Headquarters

Colter & Peterson’s New Website Offers Improved Functionality and Mobile Device Accessibility

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Video

Video preview: Colter and Peterson Announces New Saber Cutting Line

Colter and Peterson Announces New Saber Cutting Line

Published: October 16, 2018

Finishing products manufacturer Colter and Peterson has been in the industry for 100 years and continues to innovate the paper finishing business. President Bruce Peterson, grandson of the company's founder, talks with Kelley Holmes about C&P's new line of Saber cutters.

 

Video preview: Producing High-Value Print Applications with Scodix's Ultra2 Pro

Producing High-Value Print Applications with Scodix's Ultra2 Pro

Published: October 15, 2018

Mark Nixon, General Manager for Scodix, introduces the Ultra2 Pro at PRINT 18, able to cast and cure, a process that can create very high-value, digitally embossed applications, from holographics to foil.

 

Video preview: New Horizons for Standard Finishing Systems

New Horizons for Standard Finishing Systems

Published: October 11, 2018

Paul Steinke, National Sales Manager for Standard Finishing Systems, talks about two new Horizon finishing units on display at PRINT 18: the StitchLiner Mark III and BQ-480 perfect binder, both of which include new automation features.

 

Video preview: Smart Binding System Manufactures Fully-Automated Roll-to-Perfect Bound Variable Books with Ease

Smart Binding System Manufactures Fully-Automated Roll-to-Perfect Bound Variable Books with Ease

Published: September 13, 2018

Trish travels to Boston to visit the VIP Demonstration and Training Center at Standard Finishing Systems, and gets a tour and demonstration of their fully automated Smart Binding System.

 

Video preview: Fridays with Frank: Superior Opportunities in Finishing

Fridays with Frank: Superior Opportunities in Finishing

Published: August 17, 2018

Frank interviews Jay Smith at Superior Packaging and Finishing in Braintree, Mass. Superior recently acquired Acme Binding and now is one of the largest finishing companies in America.

 

Video preview: The Success of Roll-Fed Inkjet and Importance of Finishing

The Success of Roll-Fed Inkjet and Importance of Finishing

Published: August 15, 2018

Mark Hunt, Director of Strategic Alliances for Standard Finishing Systems, discusses the reasons behind the surge of popularity in roll-fed inkjet, and the importance of finishing. He also discusses what to expect at Hunkeler Innovations Days 2019.

 

Video preview: Solutions that “Stick” Around: Five Opportunities in Synthetic Print Media

Solutions that “Stick” Around: Five Opportunities in Synthetic Print Media

Published: July 12, 2018

Trish's video this week features five different products that utilize “sticky” synthetic substrates for marketing communications. Each product uses completely different techniques and technologies, and she’ll demonstrate and compare them all.

 

Video preview: Duplo Event at the Museum of Printing Mixes the Old with the New

Duplo Event at the Museum of Printing Mixes the Old with the New

Published: June 22, 2018

Duplo, the digital finishing company, usually runs customer events at hotels. This time they set up various pieces of equipment at the Museum of Printing in Haverhill, Mass. Their theme was “Old Print New Print” as modern finishing equipment was mixed in with older printing machines.

 

Video preview: Digital Variable Scratch and Reveal Technology

Digital Variable Scratch and Reveal Technology

Published: May 31, 2018

In the ongoing search for new print techniques and technologies for mail, Trish highlights an exciting digital variable scratch-off collaboration between Mohawk, HP and Lawton Connect in Orlando.

 

Video preview: Lectra Launches Cutting 4.0, A New Platform for Textile Cutting

Lectra Launches Cutting 4.0, A New Platform for Textile Cutting

Published: May 31, 2018

Frederic Gaillard, VP of Product Marketing for Lectra, talks to Cary Sherburne about Cutting 4.0, Lectra's new smart cutter for textile cutting that interfaces with Lectra Digital Cutting, a new cloud-based cutting platform. The machine receives orders and executes them, and sends back data so the entire process can be controlled in real time. The platform is designed to address the new challenges the company sees in the market, such as small runs and customization. The new platform also includes a fabric library.

 

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Trish Witkowski, Section Editor
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