BINDERY mattersApril 2005
To keep pace with the needs of its customers, Direct Group has more than doubled the size of its largest direct mail production facility, located in Swedesboro, NJ, from 167,000 square feet to 417,000 square feet, doubling the number of printing presses and restructuring the layout to speed workflow from concept through mail.
Nationwide Laminating, Lorton, VA, has added Wire-O binding capabilities to its finishing lineup. The move allows the postpress provider to increase mechanical binding services for the second time this year after purchasing a Kugler automatic punching machine.
Printograph Inc. of Burbank, CA, recently updated its equipment with a Polar 115 cutter. Printograph is a family owned and operated trade printer that houses 30 employees.
In Baltimore, commercial printer JW Boarman has installed a Muller Martini Bravo-T saddlestitcher. The company now has the ability to handle projects in larger size formats. The company had relied on a Minuteman stitcher for the past 18 years.
Aurora, IL-based Custom Graphics Finishing has installed a Brandtjen & Kluge OmniFold automatic folder/gluer. The company selected the following options to accommodate the production of pocket folders: 4x33˝ top belt drives, four-head hot melt glue system with additional control module and flip gate.
A 24˝ Rollem double head ETR scoring, perforating and slitting system has been installed at Rocky Mountain Printing in Oram, UT, to slit and score CD inlays.
RR Donnelley Mendota (IL) has installed a new Beiren 3840 combination folder from Graphic Innovators. The new folder will be installed on its rebuilt cover press.
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