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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

Key Print Trends in Packaging to 2028 (Premium Content)

Smithers Pira shares its recent research that looks at the future of packaging to 2028, quantifying the overall market by packaging type and identifying the major emerging drivers of packaging market growth.

Labelexpo 2018 Part 2—Digital Embellishment Going Mainstream (Premium Content)

Labelexpo 2018 in Rosemont, Ill., and PRINT 18 in Chicago are over, and it they were pretty exciting shows. The crowds were enthusiastic and buying from early indications. In this second of two parts I will look at how embellishment is moving from a standalone mechanical process to digital mainstream production.

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.

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Colter & Peterson’s New CutterMart Offers Value, Service, Peace-of-Mind and More

Hunkeler Innovationdays to Showcase the Next Generation of High Performance Digital Printing and Finishing

The Mosaica Group Expands into Manufacturing with State-of-the-Art Converting Equipment

Self-Piercing Grommets Gripping Teeth Hold Tight Under Tension

Summa Launches 3.2m Flatbeds for the Textile Market

Coating Binders Sales Gain Momentum Due to Rising Preference for Waterborne Coating Technology

Free PaperSpecs Webinar: 5 Ways to Shine—From Hot Stamping to Sleeking and Beyond

Gerber Technology Completes Its First Two Exhibitions with the Gerber MCT Cutter at SGIA 2018 Las Vegas and Viscom Italy 2018 in Milan

Memjet and MGI Form Strategic Inkjet Technology Partnership

Folding Gluing Machines Market to Register High Revenue Growth at 4.5% CAGR During 2018 – 2028

Colter & Peterson’s Small Format Paper Cutter Acing Tests at College of Central Florida

MGI Receives 2018 “Oscar of Packaging” Award for AlphaJET from Emballages Magazine

Surrey-Based 4-Print Step Up Short-Run Production Following Investment in Vivid Matrix and Magnum Systems

Koenig & Bauer’s 11th Roadshow Tours Greater China

Admore Folders Named Corporation of the Year

MGI to Preview New B1 Inkjet Printing & Embellishment Platform: The AlphaJET Industrial Print Factory

Odyssey Expo Partners with Printing & Imaging Association of Georgia

PRINT 18 Yields Solid Results for Colter & Peterson

Harris & Bruno Remote Support Now Standard on Every ExcelCoat

Esko Appoints Mattias Byström to Succeed Udo Panenka as President

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Video preview: Canon Partners With Duplo to Add Embellishments

Canon Partners With Duplo to Add Embellishments

Published: December 17, 2018

Matt Poliniak, Advisor for Canon USA, demonstrates how the combination of the Canon imagePRESS and the Duplo DDC-810 gives customers the ability to add embellishments to digital prints.


Video preview: Gerber Acquires MCT Digital

Gerber Acquires MCT Digital

Published: December 12, 2018

Scott Schinlever, President and COO of Automation Solutions for Gerber Technology, announces the acquisition of MCT Digital, a company the specializes in automated cutter technology.


Video preview: Adding Embellishment with Duplo's Spot UV Solution

Adding Embellishment with Duplo's Spot UV Solution

Published: December 3, 2018

Si Nguyen, Vice President of Sales for Duplo, shares innovative texture and embellishment effects utilizing Duplo's spot UV solution.


Video preview: The Importance of User Groups

The Importance of User Groups

Published: October 29, 2018

Christine Yardley, President of PrintPanther, talks about the advantages of being a member of PROKOM, Konica Minolta's user community, and how user groups are a great source of information, troubleshooting resources, and networking opportunities.


Video preview: Team Concept Printing Purchases MGI JETVarnish to Expand Offerings

Team Concept Printing Purchases MGI JETVarnish to Expand Offerings

Published: October 25, 2018

Tony Rouse, President of Carol Stream, Ill.'s Team Concept Printing, talks to Kelley Holmes about the company's purchase of a new MGI JETVarnish 3-D to offer customers more options and "spice up" print.


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.


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