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  • Blog

    FOLD of the WEEK: Napkin-Folded Event Invitation

    March 06, 2014

    This week’s folded solution is a super-cool and super-creative event invitation from Insight Marketing Design and GLS Companies. It’s a clever design that combines two worlds of folding - paper folding and fabric folding. They use paper to create a classic napkin fold, tucking in “silverware” and mailing in a kraft pillow box. The final product is so [...]

  • The Finish Line

    Don Piontek

    In-line vs. Off-line Digital Finishing: The Eternal Question

    | April 14, 2014

    When planning an in-line system, make sure you consult with someone who has the experience and knowledge to gauge the "fit" of the various components that will be needed. Questions of speed, paper hand-off between systems, and the operating interface between the modules must all be calculated.

  • Bindery Success

    Production Tips from the Owner of a Perfect Binding Operation

    April 11, 2014

    I recently had the pleasure of interviewing Rodrigo Castellanos of Offset Universal, a printing company with an extensive perfect binding and saddle stitching operation. Although his company focuses on publishing and printing books for direct clients, their bindery equipment capabilities led them to do trade bindery work for numerous printing companies throughout Mexico. He offers insight on ways to stay productive and competitive in our ever-changing industry especially with regard to the perfect binding aspect of the business. Andre: Could you give us a little background on Offset Universal before we get in to details of your operation? Rodrigo: Offset Universal has

  • Company Folders Blog

    72 Free Vector Art Sites For Downloading The Best Graphics

    April 01, 2014

    72 Free Vector Art Sites For Downloading The Best GraphicsNo one likes to hear the dreaded phrase “clip art” when talking about professional design, but sometimes a piece of free vector art is exactly what you need. Maybe you’re looking for a basic shape to edit into something totally unique with Adobe Illustrator, or maybe you just need a placeholder graphic in the meantime. [...]