BINDERY mattersSeptember 2010
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 www.bindingawards.com.
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.
Gemological Institute of America, based in Carlsbad, CA, has added another Rollem Champion 990 scoring, perfing and slitting system.
Spiral Binding, Totowa, NJ, received the Binding Industries Association Feingold Award for its Snakeskin Wire product.
Freeport, OH-based Freeport Press has invested in a 24-unit Kolbus perfect binding machine.
HBP, of Hagerstown, MD, has completed a second round of training on its Heidelberg Stahlfolder TH-82 three-station buckle-plate folder with stream feeder and gatefold attachment.