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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.

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Gietz-Vinfoil Americas to Introduce New Options for Embellishment at Amplify
Gietz-Vinfoil Americas to Introduce New Options for Embellishment at Amplify

Published: May 16, 2022

The upcoming Amplify event in Minneapolis in June will be a great place to see all of the latest developments in finishing techniques. Embellishing print adds value and increases engagement, a good way to make direct mail, packaging and other applications more effective. In this discussion, Chris Leary talks about the offerings he will be showing at Amplify from Geitz and Vinfoil, two European companies that have heretofore had somewhat limited exposure in the Americas. Watch Video

Rick Salinas on Duplo at the ISA Sign Expo
Rick Salinas on Duplo at the ISA Sign Expo

Published: May 16, 2022

Duplo’s new president Rick Salinas talks to Kelley Holmes talks about Duplo’s first time exhibiting at the International Sign Association (ISA) Sign Expo. He notes that the big growth areas in the industry are signage, POP, and packaging, and Duplo is moving to pursue those areas. Watch Video

Why Amplify? An Exciting New Show Taking Place in Minneapolis in June!
Why Amplify? An Exciting New Show Taking Place in Minneapolis in June!

Published: May 2, 2022

Senior Editor Cary Sherburne speaks with Jeff Peterson, Executive Director, Foil & Specialty Effects Association (FSEA), one of the organizers of AmplifyPrint.com; Kevin Abergel, President, Taktiful, an exhibitor; and Haley Quick-Hutchison, Vice President Infinity Foils, Inc., also an exhibitor, about what to expect at Amplify, taking place in Minneapolis in June, and the importance of beginning with the end in mind—consider finishing at the beginning of the job. They also explain some of the advantages of embellished pieces in direct mail, packaging, display graphics, and more. Watch Video

Joris Bosch on Digital Printing and Finishing
Joris Bosch on Digital Printing and Finishing

Published: April 28, 2022

Joris Bosch from Holland-based Wihabo talks about digital printing and finishing. Wihabo offers commercial and packaging printing. Five years ago, they added an HP Indigo 10000, which was a game changer for the company. They have added digital die-cutting and recently added Highcon and Scodix machines to add even more value to printed materials. Watch Video

Will We See You in Minneapolis in June for Amplify?
Will We See You in Minneapolis in June for Amplify?

Published: April 28, 2022

This unique event is focused on finishing, with a large dash of embellishment. In this video discussion, you'll hear from APTech about the event, and gain the perspective of both an attendee and an exhibitor about why the show is important and what you might gain from attending or exhibiting! Watch Video

Heidelberg US Expands Their Postpress Offerings
Heidelberg US Expands Their Postpress Offerings

Published: March 15, 2022

David Zwang talks to Chris Raney, VP Postpress Product Management, Heidelberg US, about Heidelberg's updated and expanded postpress offerings. These include introducing push-to-stop folding, more automated cutting for commercial print, and die-cutting and folder gluers for folding carton production. Watch Video

Duplo Stresses Workflow Automation for Successful Printing/Packaging Operations
Duplo Stresses Workflow Automation for Successful Printing/Packaging Operations

Published: November 11, 2021

Mistakes in the bindery are arguably the most expensive mistakes a printing/packaging operation can make, and with today's short runs and fast turn times, bindery waste is not an option for a profitable business. In this interview, Rick Salinas, Vice President of Marketing for Duplo, talks about all of the ins, outs and latest developments in finishing technology, including the importance of "beginning with the end in mind" when planning work and process integration across the entire workflow. Watch Video

Canon Partners Showcased at the thINK Forum
Canon Partners Showcased at the thINK Forum

Published: November 2, 2021

At the recent thINK Forum, representatives from Standard Finishing, Domtar Paper, Tecnau, Pixelle, Muller Martini, and Solimar Systems spoke about software, paper, and finishing solutions being showcased, and the value they bring as Canon’s solutions partners. Watch Video

Muller Martini: Full Speed Ahead on Finishing Automation
Muller Martini: Full Speed Ahead on Finishing Automation

Published: October 19, 2021

Andy Fetherman, Vice President of Sales and Technology at Muller Martini, shares his thoughts about the importance of automation, not only in the bindery, but as an integrated workflow across the entire process. He notes some of the advances the company is making and what we should be looking forward to in the future. He also reports seeing a shift beginning from a preference for near-line finishing to the more efficient and less labor intensive in-line model. Watch Video

Amplify Print! A New Event Dedicated to Advances in Print Finishing
Amplify Print! A New Event Dedicated to Advances in Print Finishing

Published: July 21, 2021

APTech and FSEA have teamed up to produce a new industry event: AmplifyPrint will be held 14-16 June 2022 in Minneapolis, a conference and exhibition dedicated to educating printers and designers about the latest possibilities in the realm of finishing. More info can be found at www.amplifyprint.org. Jeff Peterson and Thayer Long explain the event in this video interview. Watch Video

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