Book Printing

Differentiate with Finishing Options

Submitted by pmcgrew on March 07, 2019

Printing is a competitive business. Although buyers are always seeking a good price, they are also looking for ways to add value to the messages they communicate. Transactional print buyers are working to differentiate themselves with more colors, better papers, and even unique envelopes and self-mailers. Purchasers of direct mail marketing collateral are interested in these same differentiators, but they are also exploring other options—the addition of interesting folds and cuts, embossing, lamination, and spot varnishes.

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Interview with thINK Member Jeremy Hess

Submitted by tpowers on April 17, 2017

Gasch Printing - Inkjet Investment Paves Path to Growth

Founded more than 30 years ago, Odenton, Md.-based Gasch Printing, along with seemingly every major print provider, has undergone major transitions as the industry evolved. Early in 1982, Doug and Linda Gasch started the company in their 100-sq.-ft. basement. For two decades, the shop operated with a handful of employees, a one-color duplicator and a homemade lamp to expose printing plates. 

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Interview with thINK Member Larry Soler, Core Publishing Solutions

Submitted by tpowers on February 13, 2017

Core Publishing Solutions, the Eagan, Minn.-based print production arm of Thomson Reuters has come a long way since its founding in 1872 as West Bookstore & Publishing, where it developed a niche in the world of legal publishing [and eventually became the content engine behind the online Westlaw legal research service]. West merged with Thomson Publishing after its acquisition by The Thomson Corp. in 1996, greatly expanding its market scope, and Thomson obtained global news and financial information business Reuters in 2008.

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Production Inkjet: 3 Things You Need to Do

Submitted by cillman on May 23, 2016

As one of the beta testers for the Océ VarioPrint i300 cutsheet inkjet press, I’m a huge proponent of production inkjet printing. But as amazing as the technology is, production inkjet isn’t a magic pill that will transform your company overnight. 

However, if you plan well and understand the challenges, it will give your company – and your customers – a competitive advantage in the marketplace. Here are three things you need to do to be successful:

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BB Webinar QA from Tonya

Submitted by tpowers on May 13, 2014

Last month, Canon Solutions America sponsored a Book Business webinar entitled Inkjet: The Implications for Book Printing Manufacturers and Publishers. InfoTrends’ Barb Pellow and Jim Hamilton, who were guest speakers, discussed how high-speed inkjet technology for book printers has already had a profound business impact for adopters. Throughout the webinar, the audience was encouraged to submit questions to the InfoTrends panelists.

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