Bindery MattersMay 2013
Miami Herald Media Opens New Facility
DORAL, FL—The Miami Herald Media Co. is relocating from its home since 1963 in downtown Miami to a new printing center here, with production scheduled to begin this month. TTR conveyor technology from Ferag will transport newspapers between the press and the mailroom. Five fully overhauled conveyor systems are involved, equipped with new forwarding and delivery stations.
The Miami Herald and El Nuevo Herald, both published by Miami Herald Media, are the two dominant newspapers in southern Florida. With 18 additional newspapers printed under contract, circulations approach two million copies each week, and production runs at up to 65,000 copies per hour.
Online Greeting Card Printer Adds System
SALT LAKE CITY—To handle the large volume of orders it receives each year for greeting cards, SendOutCards has installed a Rollem 2D finishing system. SendOutCards lets customers personalize and purchase their greeting cards online, then it produces, stuffs and mails a printed copy to the recipient.
Assisting in this process, the Rollem finishing system includes an ETR and Rollaway for bi-directional trimming, cutting and scoring of thousands of cards per hour. The company reports that during its busy season, the machine ran six days a week for three weeks.
A Standard Horizon VAC-1000 collator and ST-40 in-line stacker is now running at SpringDot's full-service printing and finishing operation in Cincinnati.
Merrill Corp., Union, NJ, has installed a GUK ZK 500 knife folder from G&K-Vijuk International for folding stitched publications.
To help produce high-end, bound, photo specialty books, GlobalSoft Digital Solutions, in Mahwah, NJ, acquired a Standard Horizon BQ-470 PUR binder.
Usherwood Office Tehnology has added a Standard Horizon BQ-270V automated perfect binder and HT-30C three-side trimmer at its Syracuse, NY, facility to increase its short-run, print-on-demand book production capabilities.
A new D&K System 2760 laminator has been purchased by St. Louis-based Swift Print Communications. The machine complements Swift's growing digital printing business.
The Fox Group, in Quakertown, PA, is able to perform more complicated folding and gluing work for its packaging customers since adding a Diana X 115 folder/gluer from Heidelberg. On the commercial side, the company also acquired a Stahlfolder TH 66 with an in-line Ti 52 miniature folder. pP