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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

Executive Q&A—Wim Maes, Summa (Premium Content)

Cary Sherburne talks to Wim Maes, Executive Member of the Board at Summa NV, a global leader in cutting and finishing equipment for the printing, signage, outdoor advertising, packaging, and textiles industries.


EskoWorld: Packaging Connected (Premium Content)

Esko held its 28th EskoWorld in Nashville with an audience of over 550 attendees. Since its inception, this has been a go-to event for those in packaging production and signage, although the audience is now growing with about 25% of which were brand owners. This plays nicely into the theme “Packaging Connected.”


High-Value Digital Applications: New Opportunities on the Horizon

High-value applications and the digital devices that are required to produce them are becoming increasingly prevalent. These solutions are now moving downstream and have become accessible to medium-sized and even small print service providers. This article explores how high-value applications are coming to represent the fast track to the digital transformation.


Embellishments: What’s Old Is New Again and Still Adds Value!—Part 2 (Premium Content)

Embellishment has been a function of print production for as long as there has been printing. In fact, it almost goes back to the beginning of the writing of documents. There is no doubt that embellishment does add value to the printed product. Especially with the more recent introduction of digital embellishment technologies designed to complement digital printing. Now that embellishments have finally begun to capture market awareness, new developments are happening all the time. In part 2 of this series, David Zwang will look at new mainstream technologies that add embellishments and value to print and packaging production.


Embellishments: What’s Old Is New Again and Still Adds Value!—Part 1 (Premium Content)

Embellishment has been a function of print production for as long as there has been printing. In fact, it almost goes back to the beginning of the writing of documents. There is no doubt that embellishment does add value to the printed product. Especially with the more recent introduction of digital embellishment technologies, designed to complement digital printing technologies. New developments in digital embellishment are happening all the time now that it has finally begun to capture market awareness. In part one of this two-part feature, David Zwang will look at the added value and long history of embellishments.


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News

Leading Textile Finishing Company, Pincroft, Reflects on More than Three Years of Partnership with Meech Web Cleaning Systems

Rollem Helps Indonesian Firm Increase their Finishing Production with Rollem’s Jetstream Playing Card Converting System with the New Auto Punch

Matik, Inc. Appoints Bill Strake - Eastern Region Sales for Vinfoil Cold Foil Solutions

Infinity Foils, Incorporated Announces their New Foil Selection Guide

JC-3600-TM Table Mounted Hot Air Welder to Debut at ISA Sign Expo 2020

Duplo USA Announces Winners of SHIMA Awards at PRINTING United

Announcing New Inkjet Finishing Finder

Kompac Releases ONYX 30 Priming & UV/Aqueous Coating System

Trotec to Open Regional Service and Support Center in Miami

Duplo USA Announces Winners of SHIMA Awards at PRINTING United

Graphic Systems Services Acquires Global Web Finishing, Inc. and Scheffer Inc.

MGI and Konica Minolta Contribute to Success of Inaugural BRAND United University Education Program

Canon Expands Business Offering Through Graphtec Cutters  with Colorbyte Software Bundle

DGSHAPE Announces Launch of LD-300 Next Generation Laser Decorator

Watch Amazing Finishing Solutions Up-Close at Printing United, October 23-25, 2019

Tec Color Craft chooses the Insignia Die Cutting System to Increase Output on their High Tolerance Decal Finishing

Attendees Crowd Kluge Booth at PRINT19

Summa F Series Flatbed Cutters Validated for HP Latex R Printer Series

Trotec Laser, Inc. Acquires Engravers Network

Gerber Prepares Sign and Graphics Customers for the Future With Higher Performance and Industry 4.0 Enhancements

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Video

Video preview: Finishing Automation is Becoming a Critical Investment

Finishing Automation is Becoming a Critical Investment

Published: November 14, 2019

Bob Flinn from Standard Finishing talks about why, with the current labor market, investment in automation within binding and finishing is imperative.

 

Video preview: Horizon International Introduces IoT Capabilities in its Finishing System

Horizon International Introduces IoT Capabilities in its Finishing System

Published: November 13, 2019

Yoshihiro Oe, General Manager at Horizon International Inc., talks about the "ICE Concept" that Horizon International introduced at the Think Smart Factory event. The concept brings Internet of Things (IoT) interconnection to finishing equipment to provide real-time data analytics, predictive maintenance, remote service, and support. Horizon is collaborating with customers to determine which type of IoT functionality is most useful within an automated print factory.

 

Video preview: Think Smart Finishing Showcases Automated Print Production

Think Smart Finishing Showcases Automated Print Production

Published: November 12, 2019

2019 Think Smart Finishing, organized by Horizon International, showcases automated print production from order to finished product. WhatTheyThink spoke to Yasuo Taketsugu of Horizon International about bringing 14 industry partners together across software, print, and finishing to show a fully integrated print environment.

 

Video preview: EFI’s Red Hot Fiery Technology at PRINT 19

EFI’s Red Hot Fiery Technology at PRINT 19

Published: October 22, 2019

Giselle del la Moriniere Product Marketing Manager in EFI’s Fiery Group talks about EFI’s Fiery partners, the Red Hot Technology Award-winning FreeForm Create software, and the integration of the Fiery digital front end with Duplo’s spot coater and slitter/cutter/creaser.

 

Video preview: Colter & Peterson’s Cutting Edges

Colter & Peterson’s Cutting Edges

Published: October 17, 2019

Colter & Peterson’s Bruce Peterson talks about the company’s latest PRISM and SABER paper cutters, the company’s line of reconditioned cutters, and how cutters have evolved over the years.

 

Video preview: Hunkeler's New Flexible Stacker

Hunkeler's New Flexible Stacker

Published: October 14, 2019

Hunkeler’s Hans Gut talks about the products the company was demonstrating at PRINT 19, including the Red Hot Technology Award-winning Hunkeler LS8-30 Long Stacker, which is designed to cut and stack a wide variety of print products.

 

Video preview: Graphco: “The Unfair Advantage”

Graphco: “The Unfair Advantage”

Published: October 14, 2019

Graphco’s Chris Manley talks about the technologies the company was demonstrating at PRINT 19, including its chemical embossing system for RMGT offset presses, Foliant laminating, and GEW LED UV technology.

 

Video preview: Standard Finishing's Red Hot Technologies

Standard Finishing's Red Hot Technologies

Published: October 8, 2019

Paul Steinke of Standard Finishing Systems showcases two Red Hot Technology Award-winning products Standard was demonstrating at last week’s PRINT 19: the Horizon VAC-L600H Air-Suction Collator and the Hunkeler LS8-30 Long Stacker.

 

Video preview: Jack Noonan of MGI Discusses the Value of Embellishment in the Packaging Supply Chain

Jack Noonan of MGI Discusses the Value of Embellishment in the Packaging Supply Chain

Published: July 17, 2019

Jack Noonan, Marketing Manager at MGI Digital Technology, talks about embellishment of print as the next phase in the evolution of digital print for packaging. Digital special effects can add value to packaging, raise brand awareness, and foster customer engagement. Find out how.

 

Video preview: Horizon Releases a Fully Automated Binding System

Horizon Releases a Fully Automated Binding System

Published: June 3, 2019

Yoshi Oe, General Manager of Global Business for Horizon Systems, talks about the company's new smart binding system, a fully-integrated and automated unwinder, cutter, folder, binder, and three-knife trimmer.

 

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