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March 2005
Marketing Alliance for Digital Finishing

SANTA ANA, CA—Duplo USA announced the introduction of its DC-545HC slitter/cutter/creaser through Canon USA's Imaging Systems Group Alliance and Industry Marketing (AIM) program.

This pairing of Canon digital color printing systems and Duplo finishing equipment will provide customers in the production and commercial printing marketplace with a streamlined solution for the finishing of short-run digital color print jobs.

Duplo's DC-545HC provides complementary finishing features for documents printed on Canon imageRUNNER and CLC devices. By combining the functionality of multiple devices, the DC-545HC delivers value by reducing production time (single pass required, as opposed to multiple passes in multiple devices) and freeing up valuable floor space. 

The DC-545HC is an off-line finishing solution for short runs within the on-demand digital printing market. The device slits, cuts and creases documents in a single pass, producing a wide variety of full-bleed applications.

PRINT Show Attracts Mailing, Fulfillment Exhibitors

RESTON, VA—The Graphic Arts Show Co. (GASC), producer of the upcoming international PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 planned for September 9-15 at Chicago's McCormick Place, announces that projected sales of exhibit space within its Mailing & Fulfillment Center pavilion will exceed the total square footage of exhibit space at the most recent national mailing exhibition.

The Mailing & Fulfillment Center originated in 2003 at Graph Expo & Converting Expo, with 33 exhibitors occupying 11,000 square feet of exhibit space, all offering mailing and mail production-related equipment, supplies and software. The Center has nearly doubled in size every year since. A full pavilion at PRINT 05 & CONVERTING 05 would be larger than the total net square footage at the entire national mailing event in 2004.

Facility Expansion Complete In Texas

HOUSTON—Seidl's Bindery has completed a 30,000-square-foot expansion of its facility. The expansion nearly doubles the footprint of the facility to 67,000 square feet. The expansion was undertaken to reorganize the company's equipment to better facilitate natural workflows and to make room for the company's third perfect binding machine, a Muller Martini Corona.

According to company President Bill Seidl, the plant expansion will result in shorter turnaround times due to less material movement and more intelligent flow of work between equipment. "We are excited at the efficiencies this expansion will provide us," Seidl remarks. "Our customers will experience shorter turnaround times for many of their projects, and our employees will spend less time and energy moving material. It is a true win-win for both Seidl's Bindery and our customers."

quick cuts

Ross Bindery in Stanta Fe Springs, CA has installed a new Rollem continuous feed TR in-line die-scoring system and is considering a second TR continuous feed unit.

A new 32˝ MBO Perfection folder has been installed by education and trade book manufacturer Malloy Inc., located in Ann Arbor, MI. The new cone guide system on the Perfection folder allows the sheet to come instantly in contact with the guide, allowing faster registration and higher running speeds. The return sheet device on the 16-page unit also allows it to run at speeds of up to 14,000 sph.

Powell Offset Service, Austin, TX, recently installed a Muller Martini Presto saddlestitcher. Powell Offset is a family owned sheetfed business with approximately 20 employees.

Liberty Graphic Productions, located in New Hope, MN, has installed a Polar 115X cutter from Heidelberg. The new system replaces an older Polar cutter and is being used to produce general commercial work within the shop.

In Chicagoland, Triangle Printers has replaced a Sheridan/Harris six-pocket stitcher with a six-pocket Muller Martini Presto saddlestitching system featuring an integrated cover folder/feeder.

Reno, NV-based Registered Ink Printing is now running an automated Polar 115XT Autotrim cutting system complete with Stacklift, Jogger and Transomat Unloader to complement an existing Polar 92ED cutting system.

LAK Advertising, a full-service advertising, print and fulfillment firm, recently added a 30˝ Rollem TR die-score system with a 24˝ double head rollaway for two-directional scoring, perforating and slitting.

Wright's Printing, Woodlands, TX, has expanded its postpress operations with the recent installation of a Valore saddlestitching system from Muller Martini.

Chamblee's Inc., of Raleigh, NC, has purchased a Rollem double head TR die-score system. The TR perfs and scores products that include covers, brochures and signatures while running in-line with their eight-page folder.

Evergreen Printing and Publishing has installed a Buhrs 3000 polybagging system for magazine- or tabloid-size publications at its Bellmawr, NJ, location.

Independent Printing, of DePere, WI, recently added two Kluge Final Fold II units to its existing Kluge folder/gluers. The Final Fold II enables the folder/ gluers to final fold presentation or pocket folders of thicker stocks with the modified center drive belt design.


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