Every single facet of the printing industry is affected by the Internet – even bindery. Bindery is still a semi-automatic and manual function in most shops and the skill sets needed by an employee are specific. For most shops, training bindery workers is a time consuming task.
The Internet is making it easier. YouTube.com has a number of online videos that demonstrate different bindery tasks and offer the best practices. One in particular that caught my attention was FoldFactory.com.
Trish Witkowski, a graphic designer who says she has “a passion for folding,’ has created a website that offers video instructions about different folds, how to create and produce them in a production environment. Trish has a specialized expertise in the area of folding and finishing and is the creator of the FOLDRite brochure folding system.
Visit her site at http://www.foldfactory.com/ and learn about the best practices in folding and finishing. She even provides a free weekly email with a video on the “60-second Super-cool Fold of the Week.”
YouTube is a great source of training for the quick and small commercial printer and should be a regular stop when trying to find answers to production questions.
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