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BINDERY matters

June 2006

“The job had to be produced almost immediately,” says Randy Walter, COO. “We needed the added capability to produce the job efficiently
in-house, and we couldn’t afford to wait weeks for our new stitcher to arrive.”

Best Graphics provided a solution by offering Walter a step-up Tener model that had arrived in California that same day.

“We talked on Wednesday, and Best Graphics had the stitcher in our plant the following Monday,” Walter recalls. “Their people were working here all weekend and had the stitcher set up and running—and my operators trained—by Wednesday.”

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West America Graphics, a 70-employee sheetfed printer in Foothill Ranch, CA, has installed a Muller Martini Bravo-T saddlestitcher.

Elk Grove Graphics, of Elk Grove, IL, is now running a Rollem 30˝ double head ETR scoring and perfing system equipped with a DM Econo feeder.

Database marketing agency Merkle Inc. has entered into an agreement with Direct Group in Trenton, NJ, to provide a range of mail production services including direct mail printing, personalization, and assembly to existing and future Merkle clients.

Richmond, VA-based Worth Higgins & Associates has installed equipment from Technifold USA, including Tri-Creasing units, a Spine Creaser, a micro perforating unit, two Multi-Tool units and an Easy-Fit Tri-Creaser.

Dekker Bookbinding in Grand Rapids, MI, reports it has purchased a second Kolbus DA-270 casemaker with large-format capabilities, plus a new Kolbus PK 170 board cutter for its casemaking department. An Aster 2000 sewing machine has also been added to the sewing department.

The Corpus Christi Caller Times, a daily newspaper in Corpus Christi, TX, has invested in a Muller Martini Presto saddlestitcher.

Protrade Inc., of Ontario, CA, has installed a Rollem 30˝ Rollaway double head right angle perforating, scoring and slitting system.

ExactBind West has donated a Fastbind Elite on-demand bookbinding system to Cal Poly’s Graphic Communication Department in San Luis Obispo, CA.

The Hickory Printing Group, Conover, NC, reports its purchase of a Videojet PrintMail WideArray ink-jet system to supplement a Kodak Versamark 5122 purchased six months ago.

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