New whitepaper and webinar from MBO evaluate merits of modular finishing

MBO America has announced a new whitepaper, How Modular Finishing Technology Can Help Streamline Postpress, highlighting the innovative, adaptive and scalable finishing systems required to keep pace with the production demands of digital print. A free companion webinar discussing How To Streamline Postpress with A Holistic Approach to Finishing, will be sponsored by MBO America and hosted by NAPCO Media on Tuesday, August 29 at 2 pm EST (11 am PST). In explaining why conventional postpress can’t support the demands of today’s digital print market, MBO’s new whitepaper adds: “Customers buying print on demand want it now, and they don’t have the patience for excuses about delays in the bindery. They also expect printers to be able to handle their requests for unusual formats and special finishing touches on the same tight schedule.” MBO added that postpress departments that are able to finish products without gaps or interruptions, can greatly reduce time-to-market. However, achieving this degree of integration means, among other strategies, embracing new postpress technology that lets printers consolidate processes into efficient solutions that are able to cope with the shorter runs, tight turnarounds and custom requirements of on-demand production.

The new whitepaper contends that the best advice for print providers ready to invest in new postpress solutions is to think holistically. That is, to see finishing as part of the continuum of prepress-press-postpress. “Failure to think things through in this way inevitably leads to poor decision making and half measures that can severely limit a company’s overall efficiency and ultimately its profitability,” said MBO. Included in the whitepaper are stories of several printing companies that have gained major new efficiencies by embracing postpress “as it can and should be practiced today.” Download your copy of How Modular Finishing Technology Can Help Streamline Postpress by clicking here: http://www.piworld.com/resource/mbo-white-paper-how-modular-finishing-technology-can-help-streamline-postpress.pdf/

Lance Martin.
Lance Martin.

The new whitepaper will also be the centerpiece of discussions during a free educational webinar, How To Streamline Postpress with A Holistic Approach to Finishing, sponsored by MBO America and hosted by NAPCO Media on Tuesday, August 29 at 2 pm EST (11 am PST). Speakers are Rob Herman, President and COO of NAC, Lance Martin, Vice President of National Accounts at MBO America; and Mark Michelson, Editor-in-Chief of Printing Impressions. The webinar will cover practical approaches to modular finishing and discuss the following questions:

  • What is meant by a “holistic” approach to finishing?
  • Why is there a growing need for greater efficiency in postpress?
  • What steps can printers take to streamline postpress?
  • When should they take these steps?

To sign up for this webinar, please email cswebinars2@napco.com

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.