BINDERY matters

Rick Proffitt stands with Napco’s new Polar 137 XT paper cutter.

Bob Quinlan stands with the new BQ-470 binder acquired by UniGraphic.

Newest Cutter Makes for a Trifecta

SPARTA, NC—Napco Inc. has replaced an aging paper cutter with a Polar 137 XT cutting system from Heidelberg, bringing the number of Polar cutters at the facility to three. The 137 XT has a deeper throat, which has sped up the firm’s trimming process, and can handle stock as wide as 54˝ to 60˝. Rick Proffitt, plant engineer for the packaging and paperboard products provider, cites the unit’s convenient control panel with integrated touchscreen display that permits direct selection of all program functions as just one feature that makes the machine easy to operate.

Binder Provides Instant Recall

WOBURN, MA—Offset and digital printing specialist UniGraphic Inc. has acquired an automated Standard Horizon BQ-470 four-clamp binder. The unit features an intelligent, icon-based color touchscreen for quick, easy and automated setup. It also allows for instant recall of recurring jobs from memory. “The BQ-470 gives us that competitive binding edge, with a quick-change adhesive system that lets us switch between EVA and PUR adhesives in just minutes,” says Bob Quinlan, president.

BIA Product of Excellence Winners Are Announced

PITTSBURGH—The Binding Industries Association (BIA) has selected its 2010 Product of Excellence Awards (POE) winners. The POE is billed as the world’s only competition specifically for graphic finishers and custom loose-leaf companies.

The winning submissions included: American Thermoplastic, Bridge Publications, C&C Offset Printing, Duraweld Ltd., Fastkit, Holum and Sons, Napco Inc., Pack Appeal, Pacific Bindery Services, Royle Industries and Unibind.

The winning entries are featured at

Quick Cuts

Brown Printing now offers variable trim binding technology at its Waseca, MN, facility after installing Loudon trimmers on two 52-pocket Harris perfect binders that were modified in-house.

Martino-White Printing, of Hapeville, GA, bought a Polar 92X guillotine paper cutter from Heidelberg.

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