The Unlocking Potential Podcast

Thin Margins: The Paper Shortage and Its Toll on the Printing Industry
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In today’s dynamic business landscape, adaptability is key to survival. The printing industry, known for its resilience and evolution, recently faced an unprecedented and formidable challenge with a worldwide paper shortage. This part 1 episode of Unlocking Potential dives deep into the heart of this crisis, exploring its causes, consequences, and actionable solutions. At the…

Exploring the 3D Printing Revolution: From High-End Industry to Creative Enthusiasts
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The 3D printing revolution is no longer a futuristic concept; it’s a present-day reality. Over the past decade, the additive manufacturing industry has undergone a seismic transformation, with a projected global market value of $34.8 billion by 2024. From intricate medical devices to jet engine prototypes, the adoption curve of 3D printing has soared,…

Discover the Magic of Simplified Automated Inspection
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The digital landscape is swiftly changing, and so too is the need for efficient and reliable print inspection software. With the rise of automation, there’s a growing demand for tools that not only simplify the workflow but also provide accurate and comprehensive print inspections. Enter PQV 4.0, the most sophisticated print inspection software currently…

printing
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Printing has always been in demand and is still relevant to date. According to statistics, “the global print-on-demand market size was valued at USD 4.90 billion in 2021 and is expected to expand at a compound annual growth rate (CAGR) of 26.1% from 2022 to 2030.” However, the printing industry is not experiencing an influx of young…

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Some news sources say the “great resignation” is waning, with some quitters experiencing regret. Others cite the resignation as still intense, reporting trends like ‘quiet quitting.’ What is certain is that employees have changed over the pandemic. Companies have to shift with expectations. Traditional incentives of wages and benefits aren’t enough. Before the “Great Resignation,”…

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A perfect storm hit the paper market leading to worldwide shortages. Sky-high prices and procurement challenges, coupled with long-lead times for supplies, pose myriad issues. How can printers rise to the occasion? Unlocking Potential’s Tyler Kern reached out to some experts for advice. Thomas Torp, CEO of Grakom, Jonathan Fore, Commercial Lead, AMS, Spectral UV,…

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The textile industry’s history is tainted with a reputation of environmental pollution and waste. But as the industry moves towards a more sustainable future, Baldwin Technology champions that cause with solutions that can make sustainability a reality. Baldwin assists textile manufacturers, brands, and retailers in reaching their sustainability goals and enabling them to be responsible…

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Printers and manufacturers worldwide use automatic cleaning systems to optimize productivity, worker safety and quality while decreasing their impact on the environment’s cleaning process. The innovations in cleaning technology and the consumables used in the process deliver ever-advancing value and advantages in these competitive environments. Baldwin Technology brings more than 30 years of experience…

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John Cusack, Business Development Manager for Defect Detection Systems at Baldwin Vision Systems, talked about the future of 100% inspection in the printing industry. Cusack’s involvement in the inspection world dates back 20 years. With 100% inspection technology commonplace in today’s printing industry, the question on host Tyler Kern’s mind was if this technology had…

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Corrugated production is in high demand. As operators look to become more productive and efficient, they need new solutions. Discussing the industry and innovation, Unlocking Potential featured Baldwin Technology sales leaders Lee Simmons and Myles Le-Monte Shepherd. Simmons said that long-lasting partnerships with customers are the source of much innovation. “We want to make the press operator’s…

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AMS Spectral UV, a Baldwin Technology Company, manufactures high-power and versatile LED-UV, UV, and IR systems. Many industries use these systems to cure or dry inks, coatings, finishes, treatments, adhesives, and polymers. AMS Spectral UV’s, Michael Derrick, Director of Operations, and Hans Ulland, Executive Vice President, AMS Spectral UV, provided their insights on the latest…

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Security printing is becoming increasingly state-of-the-art with new techniques and technologies – but so, too, is counterfeiting. Because of those and other challenges, security printers must constantly stay on top of the latest to make sure they’re serving their customers and making the printing process airtight. That’s not necessarily a bad thing, said Gerry Stanford,…

The Future of Textiles

Sealed with Success: How LED UV Helped Victor Envelope Leave its Stamp on the Industry
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W&D 628 press with Baldwin Technology’s LED UV positions the printer at the forefront of innovation Victor Envelope Company’s story began in 1959 when Harlan Burgess recognized there was a dire need in the envelope industry for faster service. Starting as a small broker in downtown Chicago, with an answering service that welcomed: “Victor…

NC State’s Wilson College of Textiles Drives Application of Transformative Technology
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For nearly 125 years, the Wilson College of Textiles at NC State University has been a hub of innovation and learning, transforming students into experts in the world of textiles. However, as the textile industry grapples with sustainability challenges, the college has taken up the mantle of addressing this pressing issue head-on. Andre West, a…

Embracing Technology for Sustainable Finishing
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In the fast-paced world of textile manufacturing, staying ahead of industry trends and meeting customers’ ever-changing demands requires constant innovation and adaptation. Pincroft, a renowned name in the sector, has positioned itself as a leader by embracing technology and leveraging it to the company’s advantage. With a focus on sustainable finishing practices, Pincroft has…

“From a Rock to a Rocketship”: Graniteville Specialty Fabrics Takes Quantum Leap with Digital Finishing
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In today’s fast-paced and ever-evolving textile industry, companies face numerous challenges ranging from product versatility to environmental sustainability. However, Graniteville Specialty Fabrics, led by Doug Johnson, Executive Vice President of Development and Technical Services, has emerged as a specialized and innovative force within the market. With the introduction of TexCoat G4, a groundbreaking technology from…

Videos from the Baldwin Community

Finishing with Perfection at ITMA 2023
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Baldwin Technology Company Inc. is excited to show the textile supply chain how to “Finish with Perfection” at ITMA 2023 with its TexCoat™ G4 precision spray finishing system. ITMA 2023 will be held June 8-14 at the Fiera Milano Rho Exhibition Centre (Milan). Baldwin will demonstrate TexCoat G4 from Stand H-14-C205, as well as its…

The Story Behind Our Work with Allied Printing
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In the dynamic world of printing, the pursuit of efficiency and productivity is a never-ending quest. Companies are constantly on the lookout for innovative solutions that can streamline their processes and deliver exceptional results. One such breakthrough in the printing industry is the KVA Perfector, a cutting-edge machine that is revolutionizing the way prints…

How to Compare Pricing for UV vs LED UV
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In the world of UV printing, the comparison between conventional UV and LED technology goes beyond the initial price tag. While the upfront investment for conventional UV equipment may seem more affordable, it’s the long-term cost of ownership that reveals the true value of LED UV printing. When assessing the price, it’s crucial to…