Looking for a UV Coating Machine?
Dec07

Looking for a UV Coating Machine?

It’s been a good year. Business is bouncing back. The job market is tightening up. Companies are spending on marketing materials again. So, now you have some extra cash and you know you have to spend some before the end of the year. If you examine your projects, did you find yourself sending your UV Coating projects outside to get done? Maybe it’s time to get your own UV Coating Machine to keep those profits in-house. There are...

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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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AUV Updates Its UV Coating Machines
Sep28

AUV Updates Its UV Coating Machines

Interestingly, there are not many choices in UV coating machines for small print shops. The choices are between Tec Lighting, Duplo and American Ultraviolet. There are some smaller machines out there, but if you read the post press forums, there are issues with quality and finish on many of them. American Ultraviolet has revamped their offering with new machines. They are calling them the AUV-Coat line of UV coating machines. So,...

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We Told You Direct Mail Is Back
Aug10

We Told You Direct Mail Is Back

I have been writing for the past couple of years that Direct Mail is on its way back. It continually comes up as an opportunity in keynotes at industry meetings. It appears that data is supporting those claims. The 2015 DMA Response Rate Report is reporting good news on the Direct Mail front validating claims I have made that it now outperforms digital marketing. In a nutshell, here is what they are reporting:  The Good News Direct...

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Tec Lighting Mini UV Coating Machine Demonstration
Jun24

Tec Lighting Mini UV Coating Machine Demonstration

There is a debate regarding doing overlaminates or UV coating. UV coating is a cheaper alternative to overlaminates for things like postcards, brochures, mailings and other marketing materials. Today, we are going to walk you through using a Tec Lighting Mini UV Coating Machine. It is the perfect size machine for a UPS Store or other small print shop that wants to offer more print finishing services than just a copy machine. With a...

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UV Coating Machine Buyer Checklist
Apr20

UV Coating Machine Buyer Checklist

Will you be purchasing a UV coating machine in the next 12 months? Purchasing a UV coating machine for your print shop is a great idea. If you offer wide format finishing to customers, having UV coating in addition to laminating operations gives your customers options for marketing themselves. The cost per UV coated sheet is pennies on the dollar compared to laminating. So, it is a good option to have for customers that want to...

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