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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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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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5 Ways to Cripple Your Printing Business Growth

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Nov 13, 2015 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery Business Tips, Printing Business, Personal Development

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Is there such a thing as too much due diligence? Dictionaries define it as “research and analysis of a company or organization done in preparation for a business transaction.” Some people love the act of researching a purchase. They’ll spend hours investigating a $50 gadget before they commit. On the other end of the spectrum are those who leave with a $50,000 car an hour after walking into the dealership on a whim.

Most of us fall somewhere in between. But then there are those who seriously overdo their diligence (pun in

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How the Printing Profession is Like the Red Bull Air Races

[fa icon="calendar'] Fri, Jun 26, 2015 / by Andre Palko posted in Bindery Business Tips, Personal Development

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One effective way to get fresh ideas and inspiration for improving our productivity is to look at other industries. While I was watching a recent video about the latest Red Bull Air Races, it dawned on me that there are several similarities between the printing profession and competitive air racing. Because of the competitive nature of both industries, I figured there was bound to be something we could take away for our own personal and professional use.

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