Make Ready in the 1800's - Columbian Press Pt. 2
Published on September 30, 2010
When it comes to printing history, Paul Quyle is a living history. Today, with the help of Unisource World Wide, Paul shows us the in and outs of make ready, 1800 style.
Paul Quyle: The frame itself has under it, the make ready. This is how the pressure is applied because type, even though we think it is uniform is never perfectly uniform. Now, underneath this, we have a sheet of make ready in the same position that we have to print on so that we have here several different layers. First of all, we’ve had to remove in this circle, the type which is here and cut through this sheet of paper.
We have added paper here of tissue because this part was too white and this part was too dark. The 1983 here, is too dark, so it had to be relieved by cutting out. Here we had the beginning of this line was a little bit light, so it has been had to have a piece of make ready glued on here to increase the height. This whole center section normally in a press will be light, we have added make ready to this point.
Now this make ready sheet is mounted between the timpen and you have your make ready. There is a sheet of pressboard and two sheets of printing paper in addition to the pressboard.
Dot-com Printers. Where are they now?
Published: October 28, 2016
Frank found a copy of one of his old books that covered the dotcom boom of the late 1990s. It is interesting to see who was who then and who is still around now. (Watch this one in full screen)
Production inkjet brings scalability, improved uptime to DMS Ink
Published: October 27, 2016
Christine Soward, President and Owner at DMS Ink in Ohio, has grown the business from $2 million to $20 million since 2005. The company introduced inkjet as a means to continue to scale the business and increase uptime. Two Canon roll-to-roll production inkjet presses and a Canon VarioPrint i300 sheetfed inkjet press replaced 7 toner devices, delivering more than 90% uptime.
GMC: Working to bridge the print/digital gap
Published: October 26, 2016
Rich Lloyd, VP of Sales for GMC, shares the company's strategy to help customers bridge the gap between printed and digital communications and to service the enterprise on multiple levels. He cites the industry skills that ideally position service providers to be a single source communciations services provider.
Digital Direct-to-Corrugated: Disruptive Technology On The Way
Published: October 25, 2016
Mike Schliesmann, Senior Vice President at Wisconsin-Based Great Northern Corporation, talks about why the company is interested in digital direct-to-corrugated printing and how this will bring disruptive technology to corrugated.
"We believe in the printed word"
Published: October 23, 2016
"We believe in the printed word". So declares Claus Bolza-Schünemann, president of KBA, as he reviews the state of the industry as a whole and his company's position within it. He says that the success of drupa 2016—an event he traveled the world to promote as chairman of its executive committee—proves that there is no longer any excuse for "whining and crying about how bad the industry is." He also discusses how KBA regained its strength and forward momentum after several tough years of post-recession restructuring.