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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.

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Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to OEM with Jeff Karnoff of Kompac
Warren Werbitt Goes Printer to OEM with Jeff Karnoff of Kompac

Published: January 18, 2023

This week, Warren talks to Jeff Karnoff of Kompac about how a 24-year-old who never knew what printing was before working in it, got into it and grew to love it. Thing is, he is not a printer, but works on the OEM side. Kompac is a seller of UV and aqueous coating equipment. Watch Video

Graphco Can Offer Printers Anything They Need to Grow Their Business
Graphco Can Offer Printers Anything They Need to Grow Their Business

Published: January 17, 2023

Graphco’s Chris Manley and Gary Greis talk about and demonstrate some highlights of Graphco’s growing portfolio of graphic arts vendors, equipment, and consumables including RMGT presses, Horizon and Foliant finishing equipment, and Kodak plates, CTP systems, and digital and inkjet solutions. Watch Video

Kongsberg’s Stuart Fox and Matt Thackray on Wide-Format Cutting Systems
Kongsberg’s Stuart Fox and Matt Thackray on Wide-Format Cutting Systems

Published: December 15, 2022

Stuart Fox and Matt Thackray of Kongsberg talk about the history of the 57-year-old company and showcase some of the precision cutting tables in its own portfolio, as well as that of the recently-acquired Multicam. Watch Video

The Digital Embellishment Show: Selling Digital Embellishments with Joe DeBoy of NAPCO USA
The Digital Embellishment Show: Selling Digital Embellishments with Joe DeBoy of NAPCO USA

Published: December 12, 2022

Joe DeBoy, the newly minted VP of Sales at NAPCO USA, talks with Taktiful's Kevin Abergel about selling digital printed output in the rigid packaging market and provides some good tips on how to pitch the value on insourcing packaging back into the USA. Watch Video

Designing For and Operating Digital Embellishment Equipment
Designing For and Operating Digital Embellishment Equipment

Published: December 5, 2022

In the latest episode of The Digital Embellishment Show, Taktiful's Kevin Abergel talks with Dominic Zaidan and Frank Deiuliis of NAPCO USA about embellishment design and equipment operating challenges they have overcome in the digital packaging world. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Standard Finishing’s Paul Steinke on Increased Automation and Decreased Touchpoints
Product Strategy: Standard Finishing’s Paul Steinke on Increased Automation and Decreased Touchpoints

Published: December 2, 2022

Standard Finishing’s Paul Steinke talks about how the top challenges for Standard’s customers are people and paper. To help customers with staffing shortages, Standard’s manufacturers—Hunkeler and Horizon—are increasing levels of automation in their equipment as well as improving ease-of-use for less skilled bindery operators. Watch Video

Product Strategy: VITS International’s Deirdre Ryder on Substrate Diversity
Product Strategy: VITS International’s Deirdre Ryder on Substrate Diversity

Published: December 2, 2022

Deirdre Ryder of VITS International talks about increased customer needs for improved digital inks, wider format substrates, higher speeds, and a wider variety of substrates, such as papers, foils, and films. VITS is addressing these needs by designing equipment to run wider formats at faster speeds, as well as improve overall efficiency. Watch Video

Product Strategy: W+D’s Brook Spaulding on Dynamic Envelope Conversion
Product Strategy: W+D’s Brook Spaulding on Dynamic Envelope Conversion

Published: December 2, 2022

W+D’s Brook Spaulding talks about how the ability to custom convert envelopes on the fly is a game changer for direct mailers. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Graphic Whizard’s Max Allen on Digital Die-Cutting
Product Strategy: Graphic Whizard’s Max Allen on Digital Die-Cutting

Published: December 2, 2022

Graphic Whizard’s Max Allen talks about Graphic Whizard’s new highly automated digital die-cutting solution designed for longer digital runs. Watch Video

Product Strategy: Printing and Mailing Integration with Capital Mailing Equipment
Product Strategy: Printing and Mailing Integration with Capital Mailing Equipment

Published: December 2, 2022

Troy Shatus of Capital Mailing Equipment talks about the latest industry trends, such as the increased demand to be able to print on as many different kinds of papers as possible, as well as integration of new printing equipment with mailing and binding equipment. Capital Mailing Equipment offered solutions that will address these demands and more. Watch Video

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