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BINDERS, BINDERS, everywhere!

Posted by Vickie Jensen on Nov 19, 2019 8:00:17 AM

 

BINDER (definitions) Noun.


Business word in dictionary emphazised by a magnifying glass
  1. A substance used to make other substances or materials stick or mix together.
  2. A reaping machine that binds grain into sheaves.
  3. A short document showing an agreement between a buyer and seller.
  4. An informal agreement that gives insurance coverage while you are waiting for a policy to be formally issued.
  5. Someone who binds.

 

The list goes on and on. When I looked up the word, I couldn’t believe the results I found. How can a simple noun be used in so many unique ways? This blog research did trigger another childhood memory. Growing up in a small town in North Dakota, if we ever asked my 6th grade teacher what a word meant, she would look at us and say (with her head bobbling to and fro) “Ask Mr. Webster.” In the 21st Century version of the story, that same request could be met with “just Ask Dr. Google!” I know that he is my best friend.

 

This Thanksgiving, I will be using seasoned bread crumbs as a Binder in my Mom’s famous Swedish Meatball recipe. It is a family favorite. I need to be sure I don’t forget the 3 tablespoons of milk or cream to allow those bread crumbs to expand. Otherwise, there could be a family feud to get the last one, because there won’t be as many in the slow cooker.

 

Ball of rubber bands isolated over a white backgroundThe one definition of Binder that is not listed in any printed or on-line dictionary that I could find AND is one that totally took me by surprise, was introduced when I moved to Minnesota. I asked a colleague if they had any binders, because I was printing out a user manual and I wanted to keep it together. I was dumbfounded when they delivered a handful of Rubber Bands! NO, I wanted a Binder, like a Three-Ring Binder, maybe 1” thick. I have lived here for over 25 years, and I still haven’t adjusted to that one.

 

Here at Core Publishing Solutions, we epitomize definition number 5 (v) – Someone who binds.
We have many binders (not just the rubber variety):

  • Muller Martini Hybrid Alegro Binder with 27 pockets
  • Kolbus Binder with 40 pockets
  • Muller Martini Binder with 40 pockets
  • Horizon BQ470 Perfect Binder for shorter run Book projects
  • Magnum Flexbook Binder for Inkjet Digital Book Blocks

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Depending on the book, after it is gathered or glued, it can be finished in many ways – Perfect Bind, Burst Bind (case adhesive), Smyth Sewn, then Cased-in, and Dust Jacketed. Even these binders “make other substances or materials stick or mix together” just like the bread crumbs in my Meatballs! By the way, if you’d like my recipe, click here.

 

If you ever find yourself In A Bind, and need a Binder, please look to Core Publishing Solutions. I think we might have the right Binder for you! For more detailed information on all of our offerings, you can download our Guide To Book Manufacturing!

Topics: Book Printing Solutions, Publishing Solutions, Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions, book printing services, book fulfillment services, book printers, Book Printing, Book Binding

Surviving a Midwest Winter . . .

Posted by Vickie Jensen on Apr 17, 2019 7:04:10 AM

April 9, 2019: As I sit here, preparing for the latest publisher conference, I reflect on how we survive as Printers. Similar to the US Postal Service, we provide book printing services come rain, shine, AND Blizzards. This has been an exceptional year of records for us in the Midwest. We had the 5th snowiest winter on record (that record could go even higher this week), and we already broke the record for the snowiest February in history. We are a hardy bunch, and push through the elements to ensure that we provide the best customer service possible even when the weather is against us. We even cancelled an annual tornado drill because of the recent blizzard and flooding. Another statistic I’d like to share, is that we are listed as #71 Printer on the Printing Impressions Top 400 Printers list for 2018. That’s a statistic that doesn’t make me sad.

A little bit about us: We are located in Eagan, Minnesota. Historically known as West Publishing, we have been in the book printing business since the late 1800s. We were purchased by Thomson in 1997, and then Thomson bought Reuters in 2008, which evolved us into Thomson Reuters. So, who in the world is Core Publishing Solutions?

As I mentioned, we have been printing books since the 1800s. It wasn’t until the early 2000s that we began our outreach to external publishers (we call them 3rd party customers), to provide book manufacturing services for others. A group of creative minds got together, and came up with our new name, Core Publishing Solutions. We had never really marketed ourselves to the outside up to this point, since we were predominantly an “in-plant” printer.

Our external outreach began to evangelize our capabilities as a Commercial Printer. It started as a one-person team, who helped invent our first website www.BookPrintingTR.com. It was full of frames, and pictures, color, and Sooo much information. The more the better, right?? That outreach worked! We started attending conferences for trade publishers, university presses, and in most recent years, faith-based publishing events.

We keep evolving . . . with a larger team, a clear focus to provide premium customer service, more marketing, and a new and improved www.CorePublishingSolutions.com website, current with the times, including video. Our plant continues to invest in the latest technologies for workflow, inkjet technologies, and offset presses. We are here for the long haul, to focus on what we do best . . . print books. Winter, Spring, Summer, Fall (yes, the seasons do get confused here!). And, we just don’t print them, we can warehouse and fulfill for you, too!

To really get an in-depth view of our capabilities, click here to be directed to our 2018 Guide to Book Manufacturing. It literally takes you through every department in our facility.

Just so you know I’m telling you the truth about our ability to survive, Here we are in full-living color!

IGLOOWTEXT

 

 

 

Topics: Book Printing Solutions, Thomson Reuters Core Publishing Solutions, book fulfillment, book printing services, book printers, Book Printing, Book Binding

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