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How to Get Powerful Ideas to Solve Your Print Finishing Problems

When you hear about creativity in the printing industry, what do you think about? Maybe designers, ad agencies, graphic artists, or similar creative types come to mind. The fact is that creativity is important in all jobs from design through to print finishing and mailing. Whenever you try to solve a problem you are turning to a new idea. That too, is a form of creativity. Read more

7 Helpful Print Finishing Websites Guaranteed to Inspire

One of the great ways to add value to any given print job is to do more with it after it’s printed. Another way is to produce it more efficiently. Here are seven in-depth resources to help you do some of each. Read more

Right Angle Folding Section Troubleshooting Tips

Of the 847 things that can go wrong when operating your folding machine, here’s another one you might not have thought about. It may never come to your attention until you run into mysterious problems with sheets misbehaving in the right angle folding sections. Read more

5 Interesting Things We Heard at Graph Expo

We get the sense from Graph Expo attendees and exhibitors that the show is almost like a New Year’s celebration, except we don’t get any days off. It’s a milestone that marks the end of one year and fills us with hope for things to come in the new one. Just like a party, we are privileged to engage in some interesting conversations. Here, in brief, are just a few of the people, places, and things...Read more

How to Prevent Paper Creasing or Wrinkling on Folding Machines

You might not realize it but there are two completely different meanings to the word “creasing” as it relates to bindery work. The definition we most often use here relates to the creasing tools we sell such as the Tri-Creaser®.  We talk about what that definition and why it’s desirable in more detail here . Various dictionaries refer to the other usage as “a line or mark made by pressing or...Read more

Why We Love Graph Expo And You Should Too!

Ever wonder what it’s like to exhibit at a trade show? Here are excerpts from an interview with Gina Palko, VP at Technifold USA. Vivienne Edwards, Internation Business Development Manger for Tech-ni-fold Ltd asks Gina a few questions to give new distributors a behind-the-scenes idea of the challenges and rewards of being a vendor a printing trade show. Read more

How to Find Quick Inspiration for Print Finishing Problems

Last week we talked about why it’s profitable to look for inspiration outside the print finishing industry. Today we’ll share a few easy ways to do that. Whether you’re a folding machine operator or the owner of the company, viewpoints from outside our industry can inspire us and provide ways to make our jobs easier. Read more

How to Solve Bindery Problems with a Breakthrough Approach

In our line of work at Technifold USA we get plenty of print finishing questions. It happens, for example, when someone is new to a finishing process such as inline creasing or micro perforating on a folding machine. The question frequently starts with, “How do other printers do such-and-such a job?” It’s only natural to learn about something by finding out how others are doing it in a similar...Read more

Where Should Guide and Gripper Edges Lay in My Folding Machine?

When I first saw this question I wondered why a folding machine operator would even ask it. It goes something like, “When I load my folder, where should the guide and gripper edges go?” Or, “Does it matter which way I load paper into a folding machine?” I reminded myself there is a first time for any question, especially learning a complicated subject like bindery work. Read more

What Suddenly Causes Bent Corners on My Folding Machine?

This is one of the most frequently asked questions we get from folding machine operators. One Bindery Success™ reader told us she had been doing a regular mix of jobs without any problems for a long time. One day a bent corner (also called “dog ear”) appears. To answer the question we first need to determine which type of bent corner we’re dealing with. Read more