REPOST: 2015 Section 179 Reminder
Nov30

REPOST: 2015 Section 179 Reminder

FRIENDLY REMINDER THAT IF YOU ARE CONSIDERING MAKING A MAJOR PURCHASE THIS YEAR, YOU CAN TAKE ADVANTAGE OF SECTION 179 OF THE TAX CODE. While Reagan made fun of Government helping people, there are some tax benefits that indeed help small business with purchases for their business. Section 179 is a tax deduction that can be taken on capital purchases. For the 2015 tax year, the Deduction limit is $25,000. So, if you were considering...

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Have a Shrink Wrap Machine in Your Print Shop?
Nov25

Have a Shrink Wrap Machine in Your Print Shop?

Every print shop could use a Shrink Wrap Machine. It is a handy tool in wrapping up those projects to protect them in transit. No one wants to see their work go to waste. How do they work? Shrink wrap machines are simple machines really. They are used for securing or bundling multiple product using multiple layers of a polymer plastic compound that we know as “shrink wrap.” The shrink wrap machine makes it easy to efficiently...

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Let Print Tell Your Story
Nov23

Let Print Tell Your Story

I talk a lot about the difference between print and screens. People read paper, but people only scan screens. Even looking at pictures on a screen pale in comparison to actually having a physical photo in front of you. A touch of a specialty roll lamination or a matte or gloss finish off your UV coater tells a different story than a what a screen can do. Help your customers tell their story. The new smartphones out there take great...

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Wire Binding? Saddle Stitching? Designers Beware
Nov16

Wire Binding? Saddle Stitching? Designers Beware

As a printer, part of your job is to educate your customers how print finishing works. You should have a catalogue of design recommendations for the different document finishing they may use. As an example, you should have design requirements for: Wire binding Coil Binding Saddle Stitching Side Stitch Binding Perfect Binding Case Binding Comb Binding Help your customers understand how to avoid waste and money by giving them the...

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How to select an ID Badge Printer
Nov11

How to select an ID Badge Printer

One of the side business you can offer as a print finish shop is ID Badge Printing. For your smaller clients, it makes no sense for them to go out and buy their own printer. If you have several customers out there that regularly need ID badge printing, it is something you can offer. Let’s say they are badging employees once a year. You can help them get it done at a lower cost than for them doing it themselves. If you do it, you can...

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