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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


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

What's at your Core?

Posted by Vickie Jensen on Oct 15, 2019 10:40:49 AM


EarthCorePicDoes anybody know if they still require Middle School students to create a Science project around the Earth’s core? Those late nights when parents assist, (or complete, because they want you to get a good grade) where participants are full of excitement, anxiety and covered in lots of plaster of Paris or modeling clay. To refresh your memory, the earth’s layers are the Crust, the Mantle, and the Outer and Inner core. Yes, I did need to look it up!


apple in red half beaten isolated over a white backgroundThis might sound silly, but have you ever thought about the core of an apple? The apple has its own set of layers. You have the outer skin (if you have picky kids, you need to peel that off before serving), the meaty flesh which is so tasty, and the Core. In this scenario, think about that poor Core. It just gets thrown away 90% of the time, unless you have one of those fancy juicers. There is apparently a small bit of cyanide in the seeds, but you’d have to eat over 150 apples in a short period of time for it to have any adverse effect on your health. The Core has gotten a bad rap on so many levels.


In looking at these examples, it correlates indirectly to the various layers of a business. Gee, we even named our company with Core in mind. When you take a look at the outer crust of a business, you hope that it represents and protects what’s underneath – the core values they stand by, and the core competencies they execute on each day. This is something we strive for, even amidst the ever-changing print industry and the technology that goes with it.


Let’s look at our core:

  • One- and 2-color book printer, since the late 1800s, with both offset and digital solutions
  • Committed to quality work, focusing on lean manufacturing principles and continuous improvement initiatives
  • State-of-the-art Equipment, both hardware and software technologies
  • A customer service team that excels in communicating with our partners on a daily basis


Thomson Reuters has a set of values that go even deeper than our core competencies. Here are just a few: Trust, Integrity, Transparency. We don’t throw away the Core. We want to nurture all of the seeds that helped us grow to the business we are today. Core Publishing Solutions:  Flexible, Scalable, Reliable.



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

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