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    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

    Is Your Folding Machine Lying to You?

    August 29, 2014

    Fold plate indicators don’t always tell us the truth. Set one at any given length and then fold a sheet. You might get the dimension you want on the first sheet if you’re experienced on that folder. More likely you’ll have to adjust it once or twice. This little quirk of folding machines isn’t significant when you’re folding simple parallel fold jobs. You just make an adjustment or two and you’re usually ready to run. But when you are folding signatures with perforations, or brochures with very heavy scores or creases, it can lead an inexperienced operator astray during troubleshooting efforts. Perforations

  • 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 [...]