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December 2005
Landmark Stacker Installed at Vertis

BALTIMORE—Vertis Inc., owner of more than 50 stackers from RIMA-SYSTEM, has ordered an RS 36 compensating stacker—the 8,000th such machine installed worldwide. Shown here celebrating the landmark purchase are, from the left, Pat Frey and Linda McClure from Vertis Inc. with Horst Steinhart, president of RIMA-SYSTEM.

Mailing System Is a Match at Jersey Firm

SWEDESBORO, NJ—Direct Group, a provider in the high-volume, time-sensitive segment of the direct mail industry, has added Lake Image Systems' IntegraVision and IntegraJet systems for document matching and in-line envelope personalization on its new high-speed mail inserting equipment for its new Direct Match mail matching capability.

IntegraVision ensures matching of multiple personalized pieces as they are inserted into closed-face envelopes on high-speed mail processing equipment. IntegraJet then personalizes the envelopes with matching variable addresses and personalized messages.

"Our ability to automatically ensure matching of personalized mail pieces to envelopes enables us to increase throughput of our highly personalized, complex mailings and increase the value proposition for our clients," says Ray Clemmer, senior vice president and general manager of Direct Group's 417,000-square-foot Swedesboro facility.

Trade Show a Hit For Finishing Vendor

Hanover Park, IL—Gämmerler, a manufacturer of in-line finishing equipment and systems, reported record sales at PRINT 05 with purchases totaling more than $3 million.

Order highlights include multiple equipment purchases from Quad/Graphics, Dartmouth Printing, The Worcester Telegram & Gazette, Lane Press, Transcontinental Printing and Signature Graphics. Additional orders were received from Engle Printing and Publishing, Nebraska Printing, Vox Printing and Excel Graphics.

Gämmerler's booth showcased a full line of postpress equipment including the company's new PL 500 log palletizer, with cycle times as fast as 15 seconds, as well as the RS 164 trimmer with double-knife trim technology. In total, orders were taken for 10 trimmer lines, six compensating stackers, four log stackers and one palletizing robot.

"PRINT 05 exceeded our expectations," notes Mark Legac, global director/sales and marketing for Gämmerler. "We experienced a great deal of interest in our products resulting in record sales from both new and existing customers."

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Family owned East Park Printing, Clemson, SC, has installed a first and second station USA B 20 Stahlfolder to handle increased workloads and heavier stocks.

ASI Mailing & Fulfillment in Addison, IL, reports it has purchased a WinkJet addressing machine and a Videojet wafer seal/tabbing/labeling machine.

Delta Press of Franklin Park, IL, has added to its line of Kluge products by installing the OmniFold, Kluge's latest automatic folder/gluer.

Atlantic & Hastings Printers has started its own mailing division to complement its commercial printing and fulfillment capabilities. The operation is built around the WaveJet addressing system with H-P ink-jet technology coupled to a KR feeder-transport system and a KR535 tabbing system, all from Kirk-Rudy.

Boelter Industries of Winona, MN, has installed a Signature Elite 110 folder/gluer and Signature Sure-feed prefeeder from American International Machinery.

In Cedar Falls, IA, Woolverton Printing is now operating a new Muller Martini Presto saddlestitcher configured with six pockets and a cover feeder.

Service Printers of Flowood, MS, recently installed a Kluge EHD rebuilt foil stamping, embossing and diecutting press. The press includes the lightweight toggle base and missed sheet detector options.

A Brandtjen & Kluge EHD series press was chosen by Seaboard Bindery in Woburn, MA, for finishing printed products like pocket folders, stationery, book covers and more. The new EHD series press will operate in conjunction with its Kluge UniFold automatic folder/gluer.

In Roseville, MN, Diecraft Inc., a producer of steel rule die and diecutting technology for the commercial printing industry, has purchased a LaserSharp 300XY digital laser converter from LasX Industries.

BindTech Inc., a privately owned trade bindery/book manufacturer based in Nashville, TN, has purchased a Tecnograf thin book casing-in line to become a player in the children's book market.

Contra Costa County Print Shop in Concord, CA, recently added a Polar 78X cutter to update its existing finishing equipment. Founded in 1970, the facility houses 20 employees.

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