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This week's Digital Queue includes Cutting Corners, Boosting Profits, the final part in our four part series on digital finishing. Hear from sign shop owners and cutter/router manufacturers about the financial benefits of installing a finishing system. Look for a full feature article on finishing in the April print issue of Digital Output. New online, we've added streaming video. 


[ Volume X Issue 6 ]   [ February 8, 2008 ]

 exclusive editorial  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing

Cutting Corners, Boosting Profits
Many invest in a multifunction router after purchasing an UV flatbed printer and the fearful thought of hand cutting rigid board becomes
a reality. Yet as with any significant capital expenditure, it has as much to do with the bottom line as it does with capability. Routers are not inexpensive, with systems running from $20,000 to $150,000 depending on configuration. You’ll be making a serious investment to enjoy full automation, the ability to cut and rout multiple substrates, and create packaging. Is it worth it?...more >>



 recent coverage  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing  

BIGraphics Makes the Cut

Sometimes growth poses its own challenges. That’s what Nashua, NH-based BIGraphics, Inc. discovered on the heels of five years of solid business growth driven by a more aggressive marketing campaign. "We’ve grown 20 percent per year for the past five years," says owner and founder David Merrick. The firm stakes its reputation on "doing what we say we’re going to do, when we say we are going to do it," states Merrick. However, such rapid growth placed a strain on the business. "The guys in the finishing room needed help," he says...more >>

Grand Format
Established originally as a provider of printed corrugated output, CorrDigital Graphics opened four years ago in St. Augustine, FL. The shop, generating approximately 1.2 million in annual revenue, occupies a 5,000-square-foot space and employs six people. With the addition of a Virtu printer from Leggett & Platt, the company expanded into the large and grand format print markets, where growing demand provides a steady stream of customers...more >>

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 industry news  > Capture  > Creation  > Output  > Finishing  

New panoRama Vinyl Sizes from Continental Grafix - Media & Substrates

KAPCO's New Metalized PVC in 6 Finishes - Media & Substrates

Paradigm Introduces Improved Rocket Scanner Controller - Scanning

Xerox Unveils New Wide Format Color Printers - Wide Format Printing

Avery Dennison Customer Featured on Car TV Show - Media & Substrates

Walls + Forms Introduces New Dual Mount Profile - Finishing

FESPA Announces Digital Textile Conference in Geneva - Media & Substrates

HP Completes Integration of MacDermid ColorSpan, Inc. - Wide Format Printing

Moab by Legion Introduces Somerset Photo Line - Media & Substrates

HP Bridges Gap Between Content Creation and Publishing - Digital Printing

Sawgrass Introduces ArTainium System for the Epson C120 - Inks

Testrite Laser Cutting Brand-A-Stand Idea Guide - Finishing

American Biltrite Introduces TransferRite 992U - Media & Substrates

Two New Exciting Applications from Estimator Corp - Workflow

HP's New Designjet Z6100 RIP Certification Program - Workflow

Wasatch Releases Wasatch SoftRIP Version 6.3 - Workflow

Ultraflex Showcases Environmental Options at FESPA 2008 - Media & Substrates

New Xerox Kit Boosts Profits in Photo Specialty Business - Digital Printing

Rollem's Champion ETR - Finishing


Editorial Mission: To provide a practical guide to success for all who work in the graphic arts industry. Our editorial exclusively targets managers and users of digital printing and publishing tools including capture, creation, output, and finishing. Through product reviews, application stories, and columns from industry leaders, we show you how to grow your business.

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