Business Card Design Works
Dec30

Business Card Design Works

In the age of smartphones, do business cards still work? After all, don’t people just scan your business card into their phones? Like all things with print today, the answer is yes they do work if you do them right. It’s about good design. We have talked about the different ways to market using print today. UV Coating, over laminates, or paper stock can make the difference if someone keeps your card or not. Good design will always win...

Read More
2016 Print Shop Planning
Dec23

2016 Print Shop Planning

The year is winding down. Production is slowing. So, how do you use that extra time you don’t normally have during the year? Planning of course. Year in Review It’s also a good time to review the year. How have sales been over the past year? How do they compare to the previous year? Who are your best customers? Are they still adding to your bottom-line? Of the new customers you brought into your business, are you helping them plan for...

Read More
Picking The Right Paper Cutter for Your Print Shop
Dec16

Picking The Right Paper Cutter for Your Print Shop

Paper Cutters Are Handy Tools What are you cutting at the office? At our print shop, we will cut printed sheets down to size against margin guides. Or, we are cutting a stack of paper in half. Or, we have to cut a fine edge that requires precision cut with no mistakes. Every office needs a paper cutter, the only question is, which one? Paper cutters basically come in two flavors these days – Guillotine and Rotary. So, the main...

Read More
Akiles Versamac Commercial Binding Machine
Dec14

Akiles Versamac Commercial Binding Machine

If you are doing a lot of binding for clients, the only kind of machine you should have is a commercial punch machine that can handle an interchangeable die system. The versatile machines handle any punch you need including coil, wire, comb, or Velo binding.   Akiles Versmac falls into this category. It is a robust punch machine that can handle any kind of punch binding you need to get done. There are 2 Versamac machines...

Read More
Round Cornering: How To Cut Large Stacks
Dec09

Round Cornering: How To Cut Large Stacks

Round cornering large stacks of paper or card stock can be a time-consuming venture. There are only a few machines on the market that can cut up to 2” stacks at a time. If you have a big project, the ability to process a large amount of material through a round corner machine can be really important. So, what are your options? The primary manufacturers of round corner cutters are Akiles and Lassco. Akiles offers several electric round...

Read More