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The Difference Between A Trade Bindery, A Print Finisher, And A Graphic Arts Finishing Company

[fa icon="calendar'] Jul 20, 2015 8:00:00 AM / by Bruce Boyarsky

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What is the difference between a trade bindery, a print finisher, and a graphic arts finishing company? The real answer is none. All of these names reflect the true nature of what a finishing company does. All of these terms are meant to refer to the company as a standalone business that does work for printing companies.

Though that is really the “tip of the iceberg” so to speak, in terms of what these companies do. We are really an extension of the printing company for whom we do the work. If you look at the way printing flows from a company to the consumer you will understand where a finisher fits in.

When a company decides they need printing done, they first contact a print buyer, an outside advertising agency, a print production company, or an internal agency. These four types of businesses then contact a printer who handles the printing of the job. Finally, the printing company uses either in-house print finishing or a trade print finisher. Traditionally, trade print finishing is meant for services that printers do not have in house or for quick turnaround or large quantity jobs that the printer is not able to produce in the time frame required.

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What Types Of Bookbinding Are There? [A Beginner's Guide]

[fa icon="calendar'] Jun 2, 2015 8:14:33 AM / by Bruce Boyarsky

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Bookbinding is often confused with the actual process of binding the books that you see in a library or a bookstore.

However, in the printing industry, bookbinding is the art of taking paper and putting it together into books in mass quantities. There are several different binding methods used in modern bookbinding (also referred to as print finishing.)

Here are the most common types of commercial binding for books:

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How Interactive Direct Mail Increased Engagement by 30%

[fa icon="calendar'] May 18, 2015 10:10:00 PM / by Bruce Boyarsky

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In the current age of online marketing, print materials need to step up in design and function to compete.

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5 Reasons You Should Try Minifolding

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 28, 2015 8:12:06 AM / by Bruce Boyarsky

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The demand for miniature folding has grown significantly over the last 5 years. Last year, we produced over 40 million pieces. Minifolding has become a popular and effective product for several reasons:

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How To Use Tipping (or "Tip-On Gluing")

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 13, 2015 12:56:00 PM / by Bruce Boyarsky

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3 Ways To Use Commercial Die Cutting

[fa icon="calendar'] Apr 10, 2015 8:53:00 AM / by Bruce Boyarsky

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Using custom commercial die cutting may seem like something that only "creatives" can figure out, but with these simple inspiration ideas, you can transform your printing projects into pieces that will make a lasting impression!

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