Filed under: Green Printing, information, Print Shop, Sign Shop, UV Coating
With the intense demand for American print-finishers to remain competitive and productive, uv coating systems have started a new trend with the way finely printed products are now finished. Due to the overwhelming efficiency of a uv coating system, such as the XtraCoat Mini UV Coater, print finishers can start saving on coating costs daily by switching to a uv coating system. While having the options of apply high-gloss, matte or satin coatings to finish your printed products, print shops can now offer high-quality printing at affordable prices for their customers.
As American printing shops and American print-finishers are converting from their older, worn down machines that are bad for the environment, the XtraCoat UV Coating systems offered by lloydsofindiana.com produce ZERO VOC’s when operated! Not only are printing shops and finishers saving on the costs of production by switching to one of the many XtraCoat UV coating machines, but they are also taking responsibility for their environment into their own hands…
The XtraCoat Mini UV Coating System allows for both digital and offset printing to be coated with a high-gloss, matte or satin finish. This UV Coating System is sleek, compact and efficient. It produces NO VOC’s, and is enviornmentally friendly. This is a great solution for any office or production facility. Now you produce high luster business cards and post cards fast and economically.
Filed under: Alerts, information, News, Press Release, Products, Supplies
As the nation is now seeking job creation, a strong dollar and most importantly American Made Products, ABC ‘World News’ has issued a challenged to all those in tune with the economy to keep America #1. They are challenging everyone to: buy American made products/services, and hire American workers to fulfill American Jobs.
“As the print-finishing industry is one of the most underestimated industries out there, one company has taken the effort to promote the American Made Challenge–Lloyds of Indiana, Inc.; As their wonderful “Assurance through Experience” resonates with their newly turned aged of 25 years, Lloyds of Indiana is sure to become one of the most lasting, and most memorable companies of 2012.” — Made in USA.
Filed under: Green Printing, information, Large Mailroom, Print Shop, Sign Shop, Small Biz Printing, UV Coating
The Quality is in the Coating…
Using uv coating on your printed products allows for colors to become more vibrant and rich. For example, all of your printed materials with blues or blacks in them will allow for a nearly wet-like appearance. Coating your products with a uv coater is one of the most effective (and efficient) ways to create beautiful, finely finished products.
Document Mailing without the Damage…
Do you print a lot of products that are mailed for your customers? Well, as your customer’s documents travel from post office to post man to post man to post office to their consumers, the document may become damaged or warped or even destroyed as it makes its journey. Using uv coating on your printed documents provides durable, damage-resistant products without lacking any visual appearance! Additionally, products that are uv coated are resistant to smudging and marking which allows for not only your customers professional presentations to look great, but yours as well.
Go Green, Stay Clean…
With regulation worries, an over taxation applying, uv coating provides an outlet for business owners to print and finish responsibly. UV coatings are free of solvents and do not emit volatile organic compounds, or VOCs when cured. This basically means 2 things:
1 – You’ll get a great PR value with not only your current customers (and the general public), but you’ll also get a distinct marketing edge as well for presenting to newer clients.
2 – You are taking the correct steps to help save the environment, and going green is staying clean.
Watch the video below to see just how fast the XtraCoat Mini UV Coating System (without lacking any quality) really is…
Filed under: information, Laminating, Printing, Supplies
There are as many ways to print your photos as there are photos themselves, and likewise, nearly as many ways to preserve them. Ink jet and dye sublimation, as well as traditional methods of printing photos will each benefit from some form of protection from the elements. Sunlight, chemicals like the acid residue found on most papers and temperature extremes can cause pictures to fade, discolor.
Coatings can be applied to the finished photo, which will put a well distributed coating of a chemical base on the surface of your photograph , which dries to a thin film to protect your photograph. The protective film is not thick enough to protect the photo against water damage or acid residue, but provides a degree of protection against fingerprints and ultraviolet damage.
Albums also provide reasonable protection for photos – so long as they are stored in a temperature controlled, dry place.. Albums provide great protection with acid free paper and thin film pages, but do not protect against humidity or water damage.
For the ultimate in protection, consider laminating your photographs. Lamination protects against high light, humidity, chemicals, fingerprints (you can actually wash a laminated picture with soap and water) and nearly any other environmental factor. Laminating works by encasing the photo in a transparent plastic shell. The degree of protection provided by photo laminating can be adjusted by altering the thickness of the laminate used.
The supplies necessary to protect your photographic memories with lamination are minimal. Usually all it takes is a pouch laminating machine, and special photo pouches. Photo laminating pouches such as LoydsofIndiana.com’s PhotoPouch brand are specially sized and formulated to work with traditional photograph prints as well as inkjet, laser prints and dye sublimation prints. PhotoPouches will protect your professional or personal quality photographs, are easy to use and provide for your photos protection at a cost that is more than reasonable for home or business use. Laminating machines can be purchased which will coat and seal photographs up to 13 inches in width. The machines themselves are easy to use.
The cost to laminate your photos will be about 10 cents per photo, which seems a very small price to pay for the peace of mind you get back knowing your business or home photos are protected from the elements that might damage or destroy them. In comparison to losing the photo of a lifetime, or losing critical photographic evidence makes that 10 cent investment seem tiny.
PhotoPouch brand laminating pouches are exclusively available from Lloyd’s of Indiana (www.lloydsofindiana.com) and select distributors. Lloyd’s can provide for your laminating needs with machinery and photo pouch supplies, purchased from an easy to search web site which will keep track of your cumulative orders and any discounts you may have coming, to assure that not only your photos are protected, but so is your time.
Filed under: Alerts, information, News, Press Release, Sales and Marketing
Dec 1, 2011 Important 4th quarter tax planning implications – to take advantage of the incentives, you must act by the end of this month. Both the ‘Tax Relief Act of 2010′ as well as the ‘Jobs Act of 2010′ that passed in late 2010 affected Section 179 in a positive way for this 2011 tax year. The newest changes are as follows:
- The Section 179 Deduction limit increased to $500,000.
- The total amount of equipment that can be purchased increased to $2 million. This includes most new and used capital equipment, and also includes certain software.
- “Bonus Depreciation” increased to 100% on qualified assets. However, this can be taken on new equipment only.
When applying these provisions, Section 179 is generally taken first, followed by Bonus Depreciation – unless the business has no taxable profit in 2011.
Also, many businesses find Section 179 Qualified Financing to be an attractive option in 2011.
- What is Section 179?
- What equipment qualifies for the Section 179 Deduction?
- Any difference between Section 179 & Bonus Depreciation?
- Can I lease equipment and still qualify for Section 179?
- Does software qualify for Section 179?
- What impact did all the Stimulus Acts have on Section 179?
- How do I elect to take the Section 179 Deduction?
For additional information about Sect 179 please visit www.Section179.org.
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