SGIA Comes UP With A Better Trade Event For An Evolving Print Industry
This April, SGIA Executive Ford Bowers sorted out the details a major new trade show initiative for the assembled members of the BindRite Dealers Association, a national organization of regional dealers for binding, document handling and converting equipment. Speaking at the organization's annual meeting in Bonita Springs, FL. Bowers emphasized the concept embedded in the name of the new event: Printing United, an overarching concept to unify the widest array of printing and visual display technologies under one roof.
In October 2019, the Specialty Graphics & Imaging Association (SGIA) and NAPCO Media will launch Printing United, a trade show and conference envisioned to reflect the dynamics of a convergent printing industry. The move is the most recent development in a process, first announced in February, that began with a split between Printing Industries of America (PIA) and the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies (NPES). These entities were previously joint operators of the Print and Graph Expo shows.
Having bought out their partners, NPES, now rebranded as Association for Print Technologies (APTech?) will operate the PRINT '18 event, scheduled in September at Chicago's McCormick Place.
If that sounds a little confusing, let's back up and get some help from Ford Bowers, president and CEO of SGIA.
Posted on August 10, 2017
by Al Boese, Executive Director
BindRite Dealer Networkt
ONYX HD 7100 BINDING PUNCH FIRST TO GET UNIVERSAL DIE
New Interchangeable Module Allows Heavy Duty Model To Create Virtually Any Punch Pattern
Over the past decades, a number of mechanical binding technologies evolved to meet the needs of the on-demand printing, demonstrating both the creative power of the free market, and also the risk that the market can get out of hand. Today, the selection of popular mechanical binding methods includes double wire wire-o, plastic coil, metal coil, and Velobind. To this we can add a whole range of standard pitches: 2:1, 3:1, 4:1, .2475", 5:1, 6mm and 2.5: 1. There are at least 20 possibilities.
Posted on May 30, 2017
by Sean O'Leary
Chief Technology Officer, PrintPlanet
Low Cost Multi-Function Post Press Equipment: A Competitive Edge for Commercial Printers?
A new generation of versatile, lower cost equipment that specifically targets on demand markets by combining functions
One of the hidden problems with the digital revolution is that it opens up new business opportunities for everyone - not just you. For example, you may have thought that a high volume inkjet press investment was a strategic move that would put you one step ahead of the competition, but in reality it turned out you're just keeping up with the pack. For small-to-medium commercial printers in particular, striking that balance between the leading edge and the bleeding edge is always a challenge. And as the digital revolution enters its third decade, that treadmill shows no signs of slowing down.
Presentation covers have come a long way over the past 40 years taking their original design from the magazine covers many of us remember in the family doctor's office. Traditional paper and clear vinyl-like covers have recently been overshadowed by the increasing use of poly. Poly covers offer the advantage of being virtually indestructible, stain resistant and easily decorated with multiple design and processing options. The "high-tech" appearance presents a vivid image that every business now desires.
The majority of U.S. consumers value paper and
disagree with digital-only communications
A new survey commissioned by Two Sides and conducted by Toluna Inc. reveals how U.S. consumers view corporate initiatives forcing people into digital-only communication by eliminating paper-based options. The survey also provides insight into consumer opinions on the environmental impacts of digital versus paper-based communications.
Results indicate that many consumers want to retain the choice of receiving paper bills and statements at no additional cost. For example, 79% of respondents want the option to continue receiving printed information as it provides a more permanent record, and 77% would be unhappy if they were asked to pay a premium for paper bills and statements. Other key factors in retaining paper options were ease of reading on paper compared to a screen (79% prefer paper) and unreliable internet access (49%).
PRINT INDUSTRY VETERANS LAUNCH
NEW RESEARCH GROUP, WEBSITE
The National Printing Research Council (NPRC) has launched its new website www.printingresearch.org and is actively seeking member participants for its comprehensive and varied research projects for the quick and small commercial printing industry segment.
Founded by industry consultant and author John Stewart and former Quick Printing magazine editor Bob Hall, the new organization is dedicated to gathering and sharing, on a confidential basis, key financial and marketing data essential to improving both profits and sales in today's highly competitive environment.
The Autopunch EX features BDT Print Media's advanced media handling technology
Rhin-O-Tuff to Debut Innovative Auto-Collating Punch at drupa '16
Although new inkjet systems are claiming a lot of the pre-drupa fanfare, there appear to be some startling developments in the post press world worth paying attention to...
For example, U.S. binding equipment manufacturer Rhin-O-Tuff has just told PrintPlanet they will unveil a potentially game-changing off-line automated collation and punching platform at the show. Incorporating BDT Print Media GmbH's advanced media handling technology, the Tornado Autopunch EXT automatically feeds, collates, punches and outfeeds ready-to-bind book stacks. According to our sources at the Boise, ID-based company, combining this particular set of capabilities in a single system is previously unheard of.
By Al Boese | Posted on Dec 15, 2014 How I Exposed A Secret Spy Supply Agency As An Educational Non-Profit
826 book releases are community events, with student authors popping up annually at Chicago's Printers Row Lit Fest, among other places around the city.
Undercover Assistance from BindRite Helps Chicago 826 Student Writing Program Celebrate 10 Years
As Executive Director of BindRinte, Inc., I am constantly on patrol for new opportunities in the world of binding and document finishing. That mission explains to some degree how I became involved in the clandestine activities of 826CHI.
When I first encountered the organization, 826CHI had been operating for nearly a decade, disguised within tertiary levels of deception right in the heart of Chicago. What no one could have expected at the time was that desktop binding equipment manufacturer PowisParker and a even couple of BindRite dealers would soon become entangled in the enterprise.
By Al Boese | Posted on October 15, 2015 Performance Design, Inc: A Lean Machine Making It In America
APES- 14 Automatic Paper Ejector & Stacker module
Performance Design, Inc: A Lean Machine Making It In America
Most people know Rhin-O-Tuff as one of the premier brands of table top paper punches and binding equipment, with a reputation for innovation, reliability and durability. What a lot of customers don't know, however, is that the Rhin-O-Tuff line of equipment is manufactured exclusively in the USA. With a new management team taking the helm in 2009, the Boise, ID-based company has deployed the "lean manufacturing" model to compete effectively against offshore competitors while holding on to its tradition as industry innovators.
By Kelly Mallozzi | Posted on March 26, 2014
From Success.In.Print / Printing Impressions
5 Things to Say to a Printer if You Want to Get Your A$$ Kicked
The following is what you 'would not' want to say to a printer:
1. Print? Print is dead!-Yeah-No. It's not-I can cite you 10 studies that show you that ink on paper is still one of the most compelling tools to communicate with humans.