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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

    Digital Finishing: To Fold or Not?

    By Don Piontek | September 15, 2014

    The old-line bindery vendors have been working hard to get their new digital finishing offerings into newer markets, and to establish themselves as preferred partners with the digital press manufacturers. But this is a space that has been adequately filled for may years. These "traditional" vendors will have to prove that they've got some new finishing technology tricks to offer that are superior (and cost-effective) in order to claim their share of digital print finishing.

  • Bindery Success

    Turn Unprofitable Bindery Work Into Profit-Making Winners

    September 12, 2014

    One of the best and most expensive lessons I ever learned was taught to me by an unprofitable saddle stitching job. I was reminded of it, and of the unchanging nature of humans, as I read a short article in a printing trade publication. It was written exactly one hundred years ago in 1914 yet it’s still timely. First the article, and then the story of a good idea gone bad. “The unprofitable job is at least twice as important as the profitable job. It will pay you well to ponder that deeply. Suppose a man gets four jobs of $100

  • Company Folders Blog

    101 Fabulously Retro Vintage Photoshop Brush Sets

    September 16, 2014

    101 Fabulously Retro Vintage Photoshop Brush SetsGood design never goes out of style; it just becomes “vintage” over time. Nostalgia is a powerful tool for designers because it creates an instant emotional bond with the audience. The right design aesthetic can conjure up memories of our childhood and help us to connect with the generations that came before us. This extensive [...]