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  • Blog

    FOLD of the WEEK: “Tweaked” Tulip Fold Event Invitation

    May 15, 2014

    What should a company do when it wants to change its name? Throw a great party, of course! This week’s selection, designed by Prismatic and produced by Lawton Printers of Orlando, offers a really fun modification to the always exciting and varied tulip fold format. By adding a reverse panel to the cover, the opening [...]

  • The Finish Line

    Don Piontek

    Can You Do Variable?

    | August 18, 2014

    I often get calls from printers (and binderies) asking about that "smart" saddle stitcher that they've heard about. There is a substantial difference between a conventional saddle stitcher and the IBIS Smart-binder. I can visualize tiny lights going on in their heads as I explain the Smart-binder's unique technology.

  • Bindery Success

    Wars, Weddings, Funerals, and the Rise of Printing

    August 22, 2014

    In recent years digital printing has spread out into the world, with many small businesses taking on the role of mini in-plant printer. Designers, wedding invitation specialists, funeral homes, boutique printers, promotional item manufacturers, and realtors are just a few types of companies who have added printing to their operations. In the old school world of commercial printing, there is often a salesperson, an ad agency, or a corporate layer insulating the producer of the product from the end user. Not so with these new ‘mini in-plants.’ Their customers are the end users, and their feedback is immediate and direct. There is

  • Company Folders Blog

    22+ Graphic Design Interview Tips: Common Questions & Best Answers

    August 19, 2014

    22+ Graphic Design Interview Tips: Common Questions & Best AnswersOn the surface, a graphic design job interview should be easy. After all, you’re talking about the subject you know the most about—yourself. But when anxiety, pressure and nerves get in the way, you might give answers that don’t exactly paint a lovely picture of you as an employee. While there’s no miracle cure for [...]