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What is Print Finishing – 2023
September 11, 2023
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What is Print Finishing – 2023

In a nutshell, print finishing refers to anything done to printed material after it comes off the press or printer.

Some print finishing solutions actually happen at the end of the printing process, before the paper comes off the press. While these ‘inline’ finishing operations have increased in number due to digital printing, the majority of print finishing happens completely separately to the printing process and are called ‘offline’ finishing.

From mounting on boards to shrinkwrapping, finishing operations can be almost as varied as what’s on the paper. Here’s your guide to just about everything that can be considered print finishing:

How to Shop for a Corner Rounder
February 13, 2023
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How to Shop for a Corner Rounder

If you’re like most other professionals, you care deeply about making sure your company’s image in the best light possible. You no doubt have a fair amount of document finishing equipment such as a power punch, paper cutter, or even a roll laminator. But do you have a corner rounder? This is a device that can provide your documents with rounded corners which...
5 Features of Paper Drills
January 30, 2023
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5 Features of Paper Drills

If you have a lot of paper that needs holes in it, you should consider getting a paper drill. These devices are more heavy-duty than regular three-hole punches and they can typically drill holes in hundreds of pages at once. You can drill just one hole or multiple holes, depending on your machine. If you think you want a paper...
5 Reasons to Buy a Paper Folder
December 19, 2022
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5 Reasons to Buy a Paper Folder

There’s an office machine available for almost every use these days such as computers, letter openers, pouch and roll laminators, binding machines, and paper shredders. All of these products make work much easier and more productive, and there’s yet another device that can make your workplace an even better place to be; a paper folder. One of these machines can...
The Basics of Metallic Lamination Foil
November 21, 2022
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The Basics of Metallic Lamination Foil

One of the best ways to make your documents and crafts stand out is by decorating them with foil accents. This can add an eye-catching touch to a number of materials including business cards, report covers, photo albums, party invitations, greeting cards, certificates, and more.   It used to be expensive to have items accented with foil and it usually...
How to Shop for a Paper Jogger
October 31, 2022
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How to Shop for a Paper Jogger

A paper jogger is simply a machine that can vibrate a stack of paper to line up all the sheets for further preparation, such as punching, binding, and cutting. These are great machines to use in busy offices, copy shops, and other environments in which a lot of paper is processed on a regular basis. If you don’t have one...
5 Steps on How to Choose a Paper Folding Machine
October 3, 2022
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5 Steps on How to Choose a Paper Folding Machine

If you’re tired of spending a good chunk of your workday folding documents, it’s time to think about getting a paper folder. These machines can help you save time, which will be helpful during a busy workday. Here are five things to consider when choosing a paper folder:     Paper Size You’re going to want to consider paper size...
Paper Cutter and Trimmer Terminology
July 11, 2022
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Paper Cutter and Trimmer Terminology

If you have begun the search for a paper cutter or trimmer for your home or office, you’ve probably already found that there are a great number of machines out there. In fact, there are dozens of models produced by great manufacturers such as Triumph/Ideal MBM and Challenge. Of course, it’s also unavoidable that you will run into some terms that...
Copier Tab FAQs
February 7, 2022
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Copier Tab FAQs

If you’ve ever wondered what copier tabs are, you’re reading the right article. These FAQs will answer your questions such as what they’re used for, how to use them, and what kinds of copier tabs are available for your copier. So read on and get ready to learn everything you ever wanted to know about index tabs that you use with...
101 Things to Laminate
December 20, 2021
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101 Things to Laminate

At Southwest we love our laminators and can’t talk about them enough! Without further ado, here is a list of 101 things to laminate:   Business What do you laminate in your office? Laminating is a great way to ensure your materials last a long time and stay durable through daily use. Here are a few suggestions: Advertising booklets Art...
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