Technology has been both boon and burden to the printing industry. It has streamlined manufacturing and workflow, and has made many arduous and traditional press duties parts of the past. But, it has also aided quick printers in continuing to slip in and swipe short-run jobs, as more printing shops are closed, bought or sold every year. Clearly, we exist in a different, online world—sending some paper-based products the way of the dinosaur. Regardless, there are still a number of ways to increase profits. For instance, post-press services offer ways to secure client loyalty and
increase efficiency. From folding to binding and gluing technology, the following post-press innovations might pad your own list of products and services, provide start-to-finish client solutions and ease burdens related to finishing—all while keeping jobs well within your grasp.
Stapler Stand adds Portability
The Printers Shopper, Kirkland, Wash., introduced its new R100 portable stapler stand. The unit holds up to two Rapid-model electric staplers. With the machines mounted on this stand, the bindery station can be easily moved to work anywhere in the shop. “It’s not earth-shattering technology, but it is a handy device,” said Kurt Coralline, general manager.
Also new is the DigiEXPRESS Perfect Binder for producing books usually requiring a full-service commercial bindery. Economical and compact, it’s aimed at printers wishing to offer superior book binding for lower-volume print runs, who want to keep the value-added service in house. The spine can run from 4" to 13", using up to 14 pt. gloss, fancy and plain cover stock.
For more information, call (800) 341-6650 or visit www.theprintersshopper.com.
Rotoflex International Enables Consistent Rewind Tension for Unsupported Film
Rotoflex International, Toronto, provides an array of innovative converting and finishing technologies, such as eDrive (electronically synchronized motor drive control) web transport.