BINDERY mattersDecember 2011
New Folder Handles Wide Range of Jobs
RENO, NV—J.C. Weir Inc., a full-service commercial printer based here, has upgraded its folding department with a new 20x28˝ Stahlfolder Ti 52 with right-angle unit and gatefold attachment.
According to company owner J.C. Weir, the folder offers several features that improve the overall quality of the folds, with precise transport of signatures and accurate sheet alignment. He adds that the flat pile feeder has the flexibility for handling digital jobs with the inherent static and lots of small jobs with frequent format changes.
Large-Format Outsert System Folds Bigger Sheet Sizes
ELMWOOD PARK, NJ—Miniature Folding, a family-owned business serving the commercial and pharmaceutical printing industry, recently purchased a new Vijuk MV-11 triple-knife outsert system. With sheet sizes continuing to grow, the company realized the imminent need for a large-format, miniature folding outsert machine with high-speed capabilities.
Since its installation, Joseph Taliercio, operations manager, has been impressed with the way the pressing units deliver a nice, flat, finished product. He also likes how the MV-11's double-sheet detection system automatically ejects doubles without stopping production, and the accuracy of the non-contact gluing system.
“Adding a 16-plate outsert system is just another step in our quest to become a one-stop shop for all of our clients’ outsert folding needs,” says Taliercio. “We want our customers to know that we have the equipment necessary to satisfy all of their folding, padding, tipping and product placement needs.”
FOSTER CITY, CA—In a partnership with Heidelberg, EFI has developed an interface from its Auto-Count direct machine interface to Heidelberg's Polar XT high-speed guillotine cutting systems and peripherals. It enables users to have real-time reporting and scheduling capabilities for this manual step in the production process.
Jefferson City, MO-based Modern Litho-Print was one of the first companies to beta test this new integration. The full-service provider operates the complete EFI Monarch suite and uses Auto-Count throughout its plant. "Until now, the cutter was a black hole in our workflow since there was no way to schedule this equipment or capture data from it," says Jim Tomblinson, plant superintendent.
"With the new Auto-Count integration to our Polar 137 XT, we're able to obtain and track job information and operator productivity, and schedule the cutter in our overall workflow. This scheduling capability is especially useful for large jobs with multiple versions."