BINDERY matters

From the left, Javier Quintero, George Shimshock and David Garcia stand by their new Vijuk-G&K SAF folder.

Johnson Printing Service’s Leroy Riggs (left), finishing supervisor, and Larry Bollin, cutter operator, pose with their Polar 78X cutter.

Standing, from the left, are Shweiki Media employees Ken Thomas, plant manager, and Jose Macias, bindery lead.

The system consists of a cover-driven workflow that features a C.P. Bourg BBF2005 Book Factory connected to a Xerox Nuvera 288 press. The Book Factory and a three-knife trimmer are controlled by the Book-Trac manufacturing integrity system from Productive Solutions.

Printer Brings Perfect Binding Work In-House

SAN ANTONIO—Shweiki Media specializes in short- to medium-size, niche publication printing, encompassing 250 different titles. In the past, it outsourced its perfect binding work but, since that part of its business is growing, the company decided to offer the capability in-house.

After evaluating an array of adhesive binding options, Shweiki Media selected a Pantera perfect binder from Muller Martini. According to Gal Shweiki, president and CEO, “We looked at several other bindery options, but the Pantera was the only binder with the technology that allowed for short makeready and changeover times.”

With the Pantera, several binding processes can be implemented in the performance range of up to 4,000 cph. In addition to conventional hotmelt binding, PUR processing is 
also supported.

Sheridan Cuts Trim Collection Energy

CHELSEA, MI—Sheridan Books, a division of The Sheridan Group, served as the first North American printing industry installation of automatic gates, sensors, a Power Master variable speed drive and GreenBOX Master SRL controller from Ecogate Inc. to reduce the energy costs on its bindery trim collection system at its facility here.

The on-demand system uses electronic gates to provide trim removal for those lines actually in use, while turning off suction for inactive lines.

Actual electricity use for Sheridan’s 100hp trim waste collection fan, which serves six bindery and trim lines, was reduced by more than 50 percent, contributing to an ROI of under two years. Another benefit is reduced noise levels.


Andover, MA-based King Printing has ordered a Standard Hunkeler book block solution featuring a PF7 double plow folder to process 30˝-wide rolls on its new HP T 300 color inkjet press.

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