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Bindery Matters

June 2012
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Direct Mail Shop Enhances Digital Finishing With In-Line Slitting, Scoring and Perforating System

DAYTON, OH—Dayton Mailing Services has installed a new Rollem Jetstream two-directional slitting, scoring and perforating system, that runs in-line with its HP Indigo digital press to automate the company’s print-to-finishing function.

“The Rollem system has helped with our innovative workflow, and has allowed us to free up our cutter operator. We are now able to cut, score and perf all jobs, all in-line, to better streamline and automate our production,” says Steven Roberts, vice president of operations.

Customized Finishing Solution Creates More More Digital Business

UPPER MARLBORO, MD—McArdle is now operating an Océ ColorStream 10000 Flex continuous-feed press with in-line Standard Hunkeler UW6 unwinder, CS6 rotary cutter and Standard Horizon StitchLiner 6000 digital saddlestitcher at its facility here. 

The first installation to blend these Océ and Standard technologies, the new solution has been customized as a roll-to-booklet/roll-to-stack combi line. It can stack and output fully separated book blocks to a conveyor, or cut sheets can bypass to the in-line StitchLiner 6000 to deliver finished saddlestitched books.

According to Lisa Arsenault, president of McArdle, the investment has enabled the company to inspire new digital printing business for its existing clientele, and expand market reach beyond its existing customer base.

Ferrostaal to Distribute Line of Paper Cutters

HOUSTON—Shanghai Electric’s fully automated, high-speed line of paper cutting systems are now part of Ferrostaal’s portfolio of solutions for commercial, in-plant and package printers in the United States and Canada. Shanghai Electric’s Shen Wei Da Machinery manufactures three main cutting systems—S, F and L series, in 11 models.

“Paper cutting systems tend not to attract much attention,” says John Torrey, president and CEO of Ferrostaal Equipment Solutions North America. “But cutters have evolved to be technologically advanced—the best ones are not just simple guillotines anymore. They deliver printers significant improvements in job quality, efficiency, throughput and profitability.”

Shen Wei Da cutting systems can accommodate paper and other substrates in five separate sizes ranging from 24.8x34.6˝ to 47.6x63.8˝. Peripherals available include pile lifters, air tables, jogging machines and unloading systems.

Quick Cuts

Kopykake in Torrance, CA, has added a Rollem Jetstream for in-line, two-
directional slitting. It is being used to cut plastic sheet lines containing premeasured icing sheets for bakery products.

E&M Bindery & Finishing, Clifton, NJ, has forged a partnership with Finish On Demand of Lancaster, PA, which will allow E&M to provide a wide variety of short-run, on-demand postpress needs for its customers. 

A Heidelberg Polar 115 Xplus guillotine cutter was chosen by Fidelity Printing, St. Petersburg, FL, for its programmability and ease of use. 

Carlsbad, CA-based Modern Postcard has added a Rollem TR die scoring system to its print finishing division.

The addition of a new Heidelberg Varimatrix 105CS (cutting and stripping) diecutter will allow North Star Printing, Spanish Fork, UT, to keep the majority of its packaging work in-house.

Allstate Print Communication in Wheeling, IL, has purchased a 30˝ Rollem ETR for general perfing, slitting and scoring in its digital department.

A new Texwrap Model 2219 shrink wrap and an Eastey Model 2012 heat tunnel have been installed at Westendorf Printing in Dayton, OH.

Master Graphic Services, based in Atlanta, has acquired a Standard
Horizon CABS (Computer Aided Bindery System) 6000 perfect binding system from the Standard Horizon Georgia distributor, Paper Handling Solutions.

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