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Bindery Matters

April 2012
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New Folder Meets High-Volume Demands

Westford, MA—Ledgeview Printing has added a new USA B20 Stahlfolder with a right-angle folding unit. The two-station, pile-fed folder joins the company’s existing TF 56 Stahlfolder to address its increasing volume of commercially printed work.
“As our folder capacity has increased, our bindery bottleneck has vanished,” says company owner Rich Maggio. “Thanks to the B20’s faster speed and quicker makereadies, we’ve been able
to significantly improve our customer service.”

Trade Shop Goes Large with Sewing Machine

PHOENIX—A new Smyth F150L large book sewing machine has been installed at Roswell Bookbinding, a full-service trade bindery based here. The touchscreen-controlled system has the ability to automatically produce Smyth sewn books up to 22x14˝. According to Roswell President Mike Roswell, the F150L has been running nonstop since it was installed.

Quick Cuts

Rickard Bindery, Chicago, has expanded its string tying capabilities with a third automated machine.

Nashville, TN-based BindTech Inc. has added an Aster 51x44˝ fully automatic Smyth sewer.

A new Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 350 with 4th and 5th knife options and counter stacker has been purchased by Binderyonics Inc. in Elk Grove Village, IL.

NABS Bindery Service in Waltham, MA, has expanded its short-run finishing capabilities with the addition of a Standard Horizon BQ-270C automated perfect binder with color touchscreen control.

Moberly’s, Sioux Falls, SD, has added a 24˝ Rollem Rollaway to its existing Rollem TR System in order to perform bi-directional jobs in one step.

Herff Jones, Gettysburg, PA, has acquired a Smyth M530 nipper and smasher equipped with a book block feeder.

To handle its postcard and business card work with less touches, ASAP Printing, Salt Lake City, has chosen a 30˝ Rollem ETR.

A new Rollem Mailstream system has allowed Plastikoil of Pennsylvania, Cranberry Township, PA, to provide specialized services, including “horseshoe” pattern re-moist glue and multiple card tipping.

Houston-based Seidl’s Bindery has expanded its in-line folding and gluing capabilities with two Bobst Fuego systems.

Strata Co., Plymouth Meeting, PA, has purchased a Rollem Jetstream for slitting, trimming, scoring and perforating direct mail and data-driven marketing materials.


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