ACROSS the nationMarch 2010
Miniature Folder Is Big Addition to Trade Shop
PROVIDENCE, RI—Ocean State Binders recently installed a two-station Vijuk-G&K V-14 SAF commercial/miniature folder. The trade shop performs every kind of finishing, including cutting, folding, stitching, collating, Wire-O binding, plastic spiral binding, perfect binding, GBC binding, kitting, miniature folding and more.
"The addition of the folder has allowed us to produce many jobs in a fraction of the time it used to take; we are now able to get down to 5⁄8˝ without a problem," reports President Bruce Boyarsky. "The ease of setup, the consistency of the production run and the folder's reliability make the Vijuk a great asset for our company."
The day after installation, the trade finisher ran its first job of 150,000 pieces, three-up, in three hours.
New Installs Assist Printer In Stepping Up to 40˝ Format
RALEIGH, NC—Triangle Communications Group has upgraded its pressroom and made MIS and prepress software improvements to promote faster, more efficient production. The shop recently acquired a six-color, 41˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 hybrid UV press with extended delivery, DryStar dryer, FoilStar cold foil module and Image Control color measuring system, which joined an existing five-color Speedmaster CD 74 perfector.
"In preparation for our step up to the 40˝ format, we decided to upgrade our prepress workflow by installing a Suprasetter 102 with Prinect Prepress Manager, Meta Dimension RIP and Signa Station imposition station," reports Jeff Majewski, president. Other improvements included implementing Heidelberg's Prinect Prinance MIS system and Prinect Pressroom Manager workflow. Majewski claims the revamped prepress workflow has cut the shop's proof output time to fewer than 24 hours.
WEST LOS ANGELES—Delta Graphics, a commercial printing shop that caters to advertising agencies and graphic design studios, has added a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster 52 GTO sheetfed perfecting press to help keep more of its small-format work in-house.
BRADENTON—Pad Printing Technology (PPT) has earned ISO 9001:2008 registration for its quality management practices.
WHEELING—Segerdahl Group's new seven-unit, 75˝ Goss Sunday 4000 web press and Technique's data collection system are providing seamless connectivity and reporting. The management information suite is providing real-time feedback to the company's management about all aspects of the press, including speed, operation codes, job costing, web breaks, mill joins, paper yield and performance.