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  • foldfactory.com 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

    Simpler Is Better

    By Don Piontek | July 28, 2014

    After a long career helping to configure fairly complex mailing and finishing systems, I have learned to reduce complexity wherever I can. In an effort to reduce labor input, today's offset and digital finishing systems incorporate multiple components.

  • Bindery Success

    How to Eliminate Dog Ears on Buckle Folding Machines

    July 25, 2014

    This is, without a doubt, my all-time favorite bindery tip. I say that because I struggled with this particular issue for many, many years. Then one day an old-timer I was working with said, “Hey, all you have to do is this…” and he shared the technique shown in the video below. Just like that, my problem disappeared! As the title says, the problem we’re talking about is commonly called a dog ear, which you encounter in letter fold brochure work. A typical scenario is an 11x17 that folds to a #10 letter fold. It folds in half once to 8.5

  • Company Folders Blog

    Which Print Graphic Design Career is Right for You?

    July 22, 2014

    Which Print Graphic Design Career is Right for You?So you’ve got a talent for print graphic design and an interest in the print industry—you may be asking yourself, “where do I go from here?” It can be intimidating breaking into a new field or looking for a new job opportunity, especially if you’re not aware of the types of career options you might [...]