Offset Printing? Is It dead?
Dec29

Offset Printing? Is It dead?

If you follow popular printing forums like PrintPlanet.com or Colorprintingforum.com or even some of the printing groups on Linkedin, you will see this question a lot. The answer to the question is not an easy one. What drives a lot of decisions for marketing departments will be the cost of production and print quality. What’s best for your customer? We always have to ask this questions. The first question we need to ask our customers...

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UV Coating Fluid and Winter Time Use
Dec22

UV Coating Fluid and Winter Time Use

UV Coating works best at room temperature UV Coating fluid looks great when it is applied to your finished documents through your UV coating machine. Like a stick of butter, if the UV coating fluid is not at room temperature, it will be hard to spread on your documents. With cold temperatures upon us, it is important to take care of your UV coating fluid. Here are steps you should take before you run it through your UV coating...

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My Recommendation To Print Shops Is Consider Print Finishing and Binding As First Step In Print Design
Dec17

My Recommendation To Print Shops Is Consider Print Finishing and Binding As First Step In Print Design

How to avoid waste in binding and print finishing. You may remember the late Steven Covey used to say about life, “Begin with the end in mind.” It’s great advice. It has applications in most things in life. If you are building a business, you can begin with the end in mind. Understanding, the steps you need to get there. I use the same in my print finishing and binding planning. If you are producing big publications, the last step in...

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Rotary Paper Cutter – Go 36” with a RollBlade
Dec15

Rotary Paper Cutter – Go 36” with a RollBlade

Precise cuts and easy to use are the features of a rotary paper cutter. Have you ever used a guillotine cutter? Sometimes the papers can get caught in the blade and your cut is ruined. The way to avoid this is to consider a 36” rotary paper cutter. The Akiles RollBlade High Precision 36” Rotary Trimmer is an excellent paper cutter. It comes in two sizes, you can get an 18” table or the higher 36” in trimming length. What Does it Do?...

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Eco Solvent Ink – OEM Is Not Only Option
Dec08

Eco Solvent Ink – OEM Is Not Only Option

What is the biggest fear using OEM compatible eco solvent ink? The biggest challenge for most printers considering using non-OEM inks is compatibility with their printers. If you switch out inks using a non-OEM cartridge or ink, will it work with your existing printer? Of course, that is always going to be the question. The perception is you have a lot of setups to do in order for the ink to work properly on your printer. Then, there...

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