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7 Tips for Solving Problems in the Bindery or Printing Business

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Oct 06, 2017 / by Technifold USA posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips, Printing Business

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If you’re not good at solving problems in the bindery and printing business, you won’t get much work done.  After all, there are hundreds of changing variables in our work, each of which can impact the other in a positive or negative way. In other words, thousands of things can go wrong.

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Is My Folding Machine's Mechanical Condition Good Enough?

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Sep 08, 2017 / by Technifold USA posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Folding Machines, Bindery Business Tips

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Whenever folding machine owners discuss the addition of Technifold’s creasing, micro perforating and cutting tools, we are often asked whether their folders have to be in top-notch shape for the tools to work properly.

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May the 'Printing is Dead' Debate Rest in Peace

[fa icon="calendar'] Thu, Sep 22, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery Business Tips, bindery resources

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Several times a week I get emails with either the “print is not dead” theme or its opposite, “print is dead”. The latest one to hit my inbox asks “Is Direct Mail Dead?” Sometimes the articles are good and thoughtful. Frequently though, they are headline bait for pointless, shallow blurbs where the only thing that matters is a click.

If search results are any indicator it seems the print-is-not-dead camp is winning. There were 429,000 Google search results for “print is not dead” versus 129,000 results for “print is dead.”

I say the argument doesn’t matter. What matters is what’s happening in our own backyard and the results on our bottom line. Successful small businesses don’t rely on the predictions and forecasts of pundits or the public at large. Taken as a whole, forecasters and predictors of the future tend to be wrong, so why let them take up space in our brains?

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7 Uncommon Print Finishing and Bindery Resources

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Aug 26, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery Business Tips, bindery resources

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Here are seven sites to help you discover things about print finishing you might not have thought you needed to know. They range from the unusual to the scholarly and a few places in between!

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How to Make More Money with your Graphic Whizard Scoring Machine

[fa icon="calendar'] Wed, Aug 03, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips, Video Tips

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There is something about bindery equipment that is endlessly fascinating to anyone with an “erector set” brain. The mix of mechanical and electronic cleverness always leaves me asking, “OK, what else can we do with this piece of print finishing equipment?”

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Can Old Bindery Equipment Be More Efficient Than New?

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jul 22, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips

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Before you dismiss your “old” bindery equipment as inadequate, consider some of the ways in which it can outperform new automated equipment. Believe it or not, old equipment occasionally has surprising advantages over new with efficiency, capabilities, and cost.

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Print Finishing Productivity and the Backwards Bicycle

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, May 13, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery Business Tips, Bindery Equipment Troubleshooting, print finishing

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Do you like to think you do your print finishing job with an open, objective mind? You won’t feel that way after you watch this fascinating video and read this article.

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Bindery Equipment Mysteries from Under the Tarp

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 22, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips, Printing Business

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Here at Technifold USA we’re all about coming up with ways to help you to do far more with what you already have in your bindery department. In our conversations with thousands of print finishers we often hear a recurring theme. That is, that some of their best print finishing resources are often discovered right under their noses.

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The Case for More Human Touches in Print Finishing

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Apr 15, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery Business Tips, Printing Business, print finishing

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Quickly, which of the piles of mail in the photos at the right would you want to open first?  The top photo is machine processed. The lower photo shows mail that required assembly by a human being. If you picked the “human touch” mail, you’ve tapped into an idea that can increase profits and make you a hero to your customers. Allow me to explain.

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How to Mark Up a Folding Dummy for Trouble-Free Print Finishing

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Mar 18, 2016 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery How-To Tips, Bindery Business Tips

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In a recent Bindery Success Blog article we talked about the importance of folding dummies. One reader asked us if there were any generally accepted practices for marking a folding dummy properly. As with most print finishing processes, there isn’t a single, universally accepted practice. Even so, there are a few proven techniques I’ve seen in practice which will prevent trouble in the bindery.

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