BINDERY matters

Big Texas Bindery Adds Capabilities

HOUSTON—Seidl’s Bindery, Texas’ largest full-service print finishing operation with 130 employees, recently installed a Muller Martini Bolero perfect binder.

“We have doubled our capacity and can now also offer more options to customers,” says Bill Seidl, CEO. “Setup is fast, operation is easy and the machine is very diverse.”

In addition to perfect binding, Seidl’s Bindery provides services such as saddlestitching, Wire-O binding, tipping and attaching, diecutting, folding and gluing.

Time to Talk Shop

CHICAGO—Shown during Graph Expo and Converting Expo 2006, Jochen Durselen, founder and designer of the Durselen line of drills (pictured at right), spends some time with Jim Grisez, bindery manager of Emerald City Graphics in Kent, WA. The pair discussed the productivity of Emerald City’s PB-15 feeding, jogging, drilling and delivery system while visiting the Rollem USA booth.

Packager Expands Finishing Offerings

SANDY HOOK, CT—In a major renovation of its production facility here, Curtis Packaging has added several new finishing systems and a quality lab to strengthen its lineup of technology and services.

Curtis’ latest investment in finishing systems is led by a SBL-1300SEF foil stamper. The system can apply foil effects to sheets as large at 51×37˝.

Two new Omega folder/gluers were installed at Curtis in the spring of 2006: an Omega 110 and an Omega 80. Both systems are fully computerized to speed makeready and production while ensuring high quality.

Curtis’ windowing capabilities are also growing stronger with the arrival of a new Kohmann 950 window machine. The 37˝ system can run two streams, two-up, for improved cost efficiency and responsiveness. A new Kohmann panoramic window attachment will also be fitted to the new window machine.

“Finishing is where the printed sheet becomes a package,” says John Giusto, vice president of manufacturing. “It’s also where you can add extra shelf appeal to the project with techniques like foiling and windowing. That’s why we continually update our finishing workflow.”

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