IRS Tax Code: Section 179 – 2016
Sep14

IRS Tax Code: Section 179 – 2016

Purchasing Print Finish Equipment? 2016 is the year to do it. So, the US Government gives business tax incentives to spend money. Section 179 has been generous in the past, but not necessarily in 2015. Section 179 for 2016 is generous offering companies a tax break on capital purchases up to $500,000. That’s a pretty good deal. So, how does it work? Well, if you have been considering purchasing a new wide format laminator, a UV...

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Print Finish Equipment: Should You Lease or Buy?
Jul19

Print Finish Equipment: Should You Lease or Buy?

You need some print finish equipment to support your printing business. The next question that comes up is whether you should lease or whether you should buy the equipment. Print finish technology has not changed much. It is not like buying computer hardware or even printers. It is quite possible to purchase print finishing equipment and have it last forever. Case in point, I have some Lassco round corner cutters in my shop that I...

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Digital Print Continues Its Growth according to Drupa
Jun09

Digital Print Continues Its Growth according to Drupa

Word out of this year’s Drupa Conference in Duesseldorf is that digital print is continuing to make greater inroads into the printing industry. Like all things in life today, change is the constant driving the march forward to digital printing over traditional off-set printing. Customer requirements are changing from big runs to shorter runs. Terry Mitchell from Fujifilm North America points out that sales of digital equipment...

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Scammers scamming Print Shops
May18

Scammers scamming Print Shops

Have you ever had an order request show up that seems too good to believe? We get whacky order requests at Lloyds a lot. So, I thought I would set up a blog post to document some of the scammers that show up in our inbox. Why? Sometimes, you can get a good one that can pass some of your scam filters. We did once which I will touch on soon. First up is: Mr. Roy Fernandez My name is Mr.Roy Fernandez I will like to order some plaque from...

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MBM 25 Single Spindle Tabletop Paper Drill
Apr26

MBM 25 Single Spindle Tabletop Paper Drill

Every print shop needs a paper drill. There are those times when clients send a binding project that will require you to drill through stacks of papers that may go into a large binder. A paper drill is a must have tool for your shop. The MBM 25 Single Spindle Tabletop Paper Drill is big enough to get the job done, yet small enough to take up too much space. How to use it? The MBM 25 Single Spindle Tabletop Paper Drill will accomodate...

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Why BIG Print Shops Should Use a Small Hand Scorer/Perforator
Mar23

Why BIG Print Shops Should Use a Small Hand Scorer/Perforator

Hand scorer and hand perforator is a handy tool in your print shop when things are busy. Your shop is multitasking. When business is good, you’ve got 80% of your machines running 80% of the time. Your sales force is lining them up and you’re knocking them down. It’s a mix of new business and repeat customers and you’re very pleased with meeting everyone’s needs with a diversity of services. The big...

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