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Bindery Matters

April 2014
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Investment in Automation Improves Productivity Within Folding Department at PA Commercial Shop

ERIE, PA—As one of the oldest commercial printing firms in Northwest Pennsylvania, family owned McCarty Printing is always looking for ways to stay at the top. The company credits a new Stahlfolder KH-82 from Heidelberg for increasing efficiency in its folding department by providing faster setup and more efficient scoring.

The new machine, which replaced an aging Stahlfolder, includes a roll-up, four-directional knife folder for even greater efficiency, and spokesman Don Frank said operators love the user-friendly, on-screen programming, which automatically calculates correct feeding parameters.

Trade Finisher Meets Value-Added Needs With 3D Digital Spot UV Coater

ORLANDO, FL—Continually in search of innovative products to best serve their clients and expand their trade business, The Printer's Edge started to explore options for digital spot UV coating in 2012.

After extensive research, management decided that MGI's JETvarnish 3D digital spot UV coater was the optimal solution for their needs.

"The 3D coating really engages the customer. Folks can't resist touching the sheets and it's hard to keep samples in stock," states Mark Resnick, co-owner of the company.

"The JETvarnish 3D is completely digital and the makeready times and costs are remarkably lower than on our screen printing press.

"This is definitely the future of where spot UV is headed," he adds.

Saddlestitcher With Collating Tower Outputs Booklets at High Speeds

SANTA FE, NM—To increase production capabilities for its high-volume booklet work, Paper Tiger has added a Standard Horizon StitchLiner 5500 saddlestitcher with VAC-1000 collating tower.

The new stitcher produces up to 11,000 two-up booklets/hr., and eliminates signature folding by combining flat-sheet gathering, scoring, folding, stitching and three-knife trimming in one integrated line.

"Setup and changeover are speedy, and that's critical when you're moving multiple jobs through the system," reports Phil Baca, Paper Tiger's technology manager. "The new purchase has allowed us to quickly increase our capacity and deliver finished product to our customers even faster."

New Three-Knife Trimmer, Paper Cutter Meet Book Production Requirements

Elmwood Park, NJ—In its 29th year of operation, G&H Soho recently installed a new Accutrim HD1680 three-knife trimmer and a reconditioned Polar 66 paper cutter, both from Colter & Peterson. "Since we purchased them, we've booked so much new work. For us, it is a win-win-win situation," remarks Jim Harris, president.

A complete digital book printing shop, what sets G&H Soho apart from other digital book printers is its willingness to print non-standard sizes and customize books to satisfy their clients.

Quick Cuts

  • A second Smyth large-size book sewing machine has been added at Roswell Bookbinding in Phoenix. The new Smyth F2088 joins a Smyth F150, and allows Roswell to compete with offshore manufacturers.
  • Ready Flow of Rogers, AR, has installed a Rollem ETR and Rollaway bi-directional slitting, scoring and perforating system to improve finishing efficiency on its line of sales cards and shelf edge tag products for retail stores.
  • In Independence, KY, BR Printers has acquired a Standard Horizon BQ470 perfect binder linked to a HT1000 three-knife trimmer to increase efficiency for perfect-bound books.

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