Turning reduced capital equipment budgets into increased productivity, higher profits, and happier employees.

In general, large multi-plant printing and publishing companies generally allocate capital expenditure or CAPEX dollars for their satellite facilities. Before a new fiscal year begins, each plant’s management team submits detailed ROIs for new and replacement equipment. Unfortunately, the old American proverb, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,” often applies…

In general, large multi-plant printing and publishing companies generally allocate capital expenditure or CAPEX dollars for their satellite facilities. Before a new fiscal year begins, each plant’s management team submits detailed ROIs for new and replacement equipment. Unfortunately, the old American proverb, “the squeaky wheel gets the grease,” often applies…

Challenged by a particular job? We’ll run it at our Demo Center.

If you’re struggling with the finishing of a complex job, or would just like some recommendations on how to  process it more efficiently, our Allentown, Pennsylvania, Demonstration Center may be worth considering. Case in point: Recently, one of my customers needed to replace an older saddle stitcher with a solution…

If you’re struggling with the finishing of a complex job, or would just like some recommendations on how to  process it more efficiently, our Allentown, Pennsylvania, Demonstration Center may be worth considering. Case in point: Recently, one of my customers needed to replace an older saddle stitcher with a solution…

In a word: Print.

Have you heard the latest on print vs. digital media? Studies show that comprehension is significantly better when reading printed material over digital. So, your children’s grades could see a higher return if they utilize the printed textbook. Tablets are great for expanding on content by linking to more information…

Have you heard the latest on print vs. digital media? Studies show that comprehension is significantly better when reading printed material over digital. So, your children’s grades could see a higher return if they utilize the printed textbook. Tablets are great for expanding on content by linking to more information…

Achieving a quality spine: Don’t ignore these tools – or you may pay dearly!

Behind ink on paper, the printed word, and the stunning images found in a book, lies the critical binding step, “spine preparation.” Far too often, spine preparation tools are not properly maintained or forgotten about. If ignored too long, or not properly configured, the binding process can become compromised or…

Behind ink on paper, the printed word, and the stunning images found in a book, lies the critical binding step, “spine preparation.” Far too often, spine preparation tools are not properly maintained or forgotten about. If ignored too long, or not properly configured, the binding process can become compromised or…

What comprises a quality saddle-stitched product? Today’s automated quality control systems ensure customer-saving results.

When I was a young bindery manager, a customer service representative handed me a stack of books, all with signatures in the wrong order. Naturally, the rep was upset. The order was for an important customer—and the books had been delivered to their office. I then surveyed the skids of…

When I was a young bindery manager, a customer service representative handed me a stack of books, all with signatures in the wrong order. Naturally, the rep was upset. The order was for an important customer—and the books had been delivered to their office. I then surveyed the skids of…

The Simple, Cost-Effective Way to Produce PUR Books with Confidence

Tired of the hassle and cost associated with producing a few hundred to a couple of thousand PUR-bound books a day?  Are you throwing away more adhesive at the end of a job than what was used to run the books through the binder?  Do you cross your fingers every…

Tired of the hassle and cost associated with producing a few hundred to a couple of thousand PUR-bound books a day?  Are you throwing away more adhesive at the end of a job than what was used to run the books through the binder?  Do you cross your fingers every…

Lending a Helping Hand in a Competitive World.

In order to meet critical deadlines, printers everywhere must make every minute count. Case in point: The other day I received a distressed call from a customer about a broken belt, a key component that allows the machine to operate properly. The customer had already called our parts department, but…

In order to meet critical deadlines, printers everywhere must make every minute count. Case in point: The other day I received a distressed call from a customer about a broken belt, a key component that allows the machine to operate properly. The customer had already called our parts department, but…

Reduce Operator Error—and Costly Waste—By Optimizing Your Digital Workflows.

The opportunities afforded by digital print manufacturing are well documented. The ability to process products in small quantities, even a book of one, is of great benefit not only to its publisher, but also to the end user who receives more personally relevant content. However, such unpredictability—be it in run…

The opportunities afforded by digital print manufacturing are well documented. The ability to process products in small quantities, even a book of one, is of great benefit not only to its publisher, but also to the end user who receives more personally relevant content. However, such unpredictability—be it in run…