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BINDERY matters

December 2010
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Spiel Open House Results in Orders

LONG ISLAND CITY, NY—Spiel Associates, a source for new and used bindery equipment, hosted an open house on Nov. 10 and 11 at its facility here.

On hand were the Sterling line of perfect binders, automatic punches, coil binders and coil formers, as well as the Rilecart line of double-loop wire binders. Also showcased were the Graphic Whizard line of creasers and UV coaters. Spiel also demonstrated dozens of used machines, including corner cutters, collators, perfect binders and stitchers that were reconditioned.

The open house resulted in numerous orders, according to David Spiel.

Cutter Replaces 25-Year-Old Unit

SHEBOYGAN, WI—A Heidelberg Polar 115 X programmable paper cutter has replaced Boneck Printing's old Polar ECM cutter. "We cut everything from raw sheets to finished pads on the Polar machine," says Tom Behrens, president. "Although we've been up and running for only a few weeks, my operators are telling me how happy they are with the cutter, especially the ease of programming and maintenance, step-by-step alerts and the streamlined OptiKnife knife changing. We hope to be at least 30 percent more productive than we were."

Boneck handles a variety of commercially offset printed products, including brochures, catalogs, POP displays and envelopes, as well as flexographic roll labels.


BIA Contest Entries Are Being Accepted

PITTSBURGH—The Binding Industries Association (BIA) is accepting entries for its 2011 Product of Excellence Awards (POE). The contest recognizes outstanding craftsmanship in binding, graphic finishing and custom loose-leaf manufacturing. These awards celebrate all aspects of finishing and cover nearly 40 different categories that range from mechanical folding to cut-flush binders.

Recipients of an award will be featured on www.bindingawards.com, where potential customers can review the winning pieces. Winners will also receive a self-promotion kit to publicize their success.

According to Kris Bovay, general manager of Pacific Bindery Services, "For more than three decades, this competition has been committed to honoring quality craftsmanship. It's crucial to see how you stack up against your competition."

Deadline for entry is March 28, 2011. Visit www.bindingawards.com or contact Justin Goldstein at jgoldstein@printing.org.

Quick Cuts

CPS Printing, Carlsbad, CA, has installed a 42˝ Rollem DH TR die-scoring, slitting, trimming and perforating system with a continuous feeder and a 30˝ DH Rollaway for higher volume, two-directional finishing.

Arandell Corp., a magazine and catalog printer in Menomonee Falls, WI, has realized a 20 percent increase in productivity since enlisting FAStechnology Group to rebuild the control system on a 30-year-old adhesive binding system.

Los Angeles-based Pangea/Copypage has acquired a complete Duplo bookletmaking system featuring a DSF-5000 sheet feeder, DBM-500/T bookletmaker and trimmer, and a square spine module.

A Rollem PB-15 automatic feeding, jogging, drilling and delivery system is being used by Graphic Finishing Services, Coon Rapids, MN, for trade finishing work.

Louisville, KY's Zoo Printing has purchased a Rollem 18˝ Champion 990 scoring, perforating and slitting system to score foldover business cards.

Hayward, CA-based Postal Systems is now running a mailing line that features a new continuous-feed Stahlfolder TH-82 with scoring, perfing and timed cross-perfing capabilities; a Videojet inkjet system; a Multifeeder for use with tip-on cards; and a Robatech hot glue system.

Headquartered in San Bernardino, CA, Jenco Productions is a specialty fulfillment house that recently installed Polar 137 XT and Polar 115 XT programmable cutting systems.

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