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Quad Taps Goss at Graph Expo

SUSSEX, WI—Quad/Graphics will add six new high-productivity Goss finishing systems at various facilities in the United States over the next 12 months. The order, announced during Graph Expo in Chicago last month, includes Pace-setter 2500 saddlestitchers and Universalbinder adhesive binders.

Quad/Graphics has installed more than 100 Pacesetter and Universalbinder finishing systems since 1980.

“We are investing continuously in finishing operations to give our customers the fastest and most efficient technology available, as well as unique opportunities to add value to their printed products,” notes Bill Graushar, vice president of finishing at Quad/Graphics. “We have a long-standing history of working with Pacesetter, Universal- binder systems and the organization behind them to achieve industry leading reliability, net productivity and selective finishing capabilities.”

The new Pacesetter 2500 saddlestitchers at Quad/Graphics will be configured with Ferag forwarding stations, UTR gripper conveyors and SNT-U drum trimmers. Goss International represents Ferag products in North America.

Quad/Graphics has 10 web offset and gravure production facilities throughout the United States and annual revenues of more than $2 billion.

Argus Press Installs Vijuk Folder

NILES, IL—The Argus Press, a division of Nationwide Graphics, recently installed a Vijuk G&K SVA 43 folder with MV-97 RTA outsert unit.

Gene Toepfer, president of The Argus Press, notes the addition of the specialized folding system enhances his company’s capabilities. “The new Vijuk RTA outsert folding system will impact clients in many positive ways,” he says. “First, it will reduce turnaround time due to its high speed and in-line gluing systems. Therefore, clients will receive their projects back quicker.

“Another important feature for clients is that this folding system can handle a broad range of papers, as well as the lightweight pharmaceutical stocks,” Toepfer adds. “With this feature, clients will be able to take advantage of a broader range of stocks for their projects, ultimately enhancing the effectiveness of their project.”

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