BINDERY matters

Sewer Added for Book Applications

JACKSONVILLE, IL—To pre-bind educational books (K through 12) and juvenile books on-demand and competitively priced for schools and libraries, Perma-Bound, a division of Hertzberg-New Method, has installed an ODM Super Sewer from On Demand Machinery.

Lone Star Shop Upgrades Bindery

FORT WORTH, TX—Global Group, which recently purchased a Muller Martini BravoPlus saddlestitcher, reports that the advantages of increased production speed were immediately evident.

“It’s fast; we had old equipment and the new equipment is making a difference,” says David McMinn, vice president of production for Global Group.

The company handles a varied assortment of projects including brochures, catalogs and many other products. Global Group’s business strategy is diverse, providing customers with web printing, short-run sheetfed printing and digital print services.

With the BravoPlus in its production arsenal, company execs feel the company can be more responsive to existing customers, as well as expand the opportunities to bring in new business.

Printer Opens Diecutting Department

MIAMI—NuPress of Miami recently installed a Heidelberg Dymatrix 105 CS diecutter and an ECO 105 folder/gluer in its new diecutting department.

The all-Heidelberg general commercial print shop installed the finishing equipment to eliminate outsourcing and expand its client base. With its new department, Nupress can handle the entire printing and finishing cycle for its customers while providing them with the latest information on the status of their jobs at every stage of the process.

The new diecutting department produces materials that require precise, intricate cuts, including presentation folders, press kits and boxes for real estate developers, cruise lines, airlines, cosmetic companies and local tourist attractions. Since the installation of the diecutter and folder/gluer, sales have increased by 30 percent.

“With our most recent installation of Heidelberg equipment, we were looking to achieve complete autonomy on every job,” explains Litsy Pittser, controller at NuPress. “Now that we no longer have to depend on outside vendors, our customer service has improved because we can provide a more accurate estimate of when jobs will be ready.”

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