You take your car to the mechanic regularly in order for it to run smoothly. The same rule applies to your office equipment. It needs to be properly maintained to give you the highest quality and fastest output. A lot of times people only call on a service technician when something breaks down. However, you should get your machines serviced every 6-12 months (depending on usage). This will prolong their life and save you money in the long run. Here are some of the services that should be done to your machines at least every year:
Have you ever gotten confused between Tape and Perfect Binding? This article will help you determine which of these two binding methods is the right choice for your application.
Paper Guillotine Cutters are a must in every print shop. They are able to save you money on click charges by cutting down large sheets of paper; plus you can make a wide variety of products using them like business cards, invites, as well as finish perfect bound books using them. However, we frequently get asked about maintenance on these machines, especially when it comes to how often you should replace the cutter knife.
First developed in the 1920s, perfect binding is just about the most popular binding method for softcover books, including paperbacks, some magazines (like National Geographic), owner manuals, catalogues and photobooks. They’re also popular for binding hardcover books and making custom tear-off writing pads too.
A standard piece of equipment in most professional print and bindery shops, today’s perfect binding machines make it possible for in-house and on-demand printers to take advantage of the benefits of perfect binding too. These include its relatively low-cost, ease of operation, high-capacity and uncomplicated binding process that minimizes problems.
Southwest Business Products offers a full range of perfect binding machines suitable for businesses who want the convenience and versatility of perfect binding at their finger tips, and professional print shops who need to offer their customers state-of-the-art features, capacity and speed.
Without further ado, here’s a quick look at the perfect binding machines you can find at Southwest Business.
Lamination film has glue on one side in order for it to stick to your material properly. Sometimes, if the rolls aren’t loaded properly or they are off center you might end up with glue on your rollers. This article with guide you through the steps of safely cleaning your rollers:
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: