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Graph Expo 06 Product Roundup: Binding & Finishing

November 2006
Gämmerler launched the BL 408 bindery stacker for use behind saddlestitchers, perfect binders, folders and inserters. Features wide format range, two-stage stacking system and a low copy drop height. The infeed is equipped with four top belts and eight bottom belts.
Visit and enter number 679

Goss International unveiled its Pacesetter 2200 and 2500 saddlestitchers. The systems feature servo-driven hoppers and excel at quick makereadies. The Pacesetter 2200 system completes up to 22,000 books per hour. The Pacesetter 2500 model features a dual stitcher and a 25,000 books per hour capacity.
Visit and enter number 680

The G&K V-14/V-18, from Vijuk Equipment, is a miniature/commercial folder with optional auto fold plate setting that folds sheet sizes from 41⁄8x41⁄2 sheets to tabloid-size, with speeds of 500 fpm. Features zero-makeready folding plates, quick-set caliper-type roller adjustment, and quick-release perforating, slitting and scoring shafts. Other products include 321-T saddle stitcher and H+H KL 112 folders.
Visit and enter number 681

Cresswood Recycling Systems
showed the Cresswood HF-6850 50? hopper feed shredder. It is a low RPM, single shaft, top feed paper shredder. The unit is designed for recycling all paper materials, even if bound, clipped or stapled.
Visit and enter number 682

Vits America
has expanded its product line to now include off-line finishing of pre-printed rolls. Stocks ranging from tissue paper to coated paper and foil-backed paper can be run at speeds up to 1,200 fpm, then batched and stacked ready for delivery.
Visit and enter number 683

presented the RS 51 non-compensating, vertical lift stacker, which makes brick-like stacks for three-side-open products and automated palletizing. The new RS 14 bookbindery stacker, designed to handle magazines and books, features a two-stage, low drop upper bin and motorized pusher at a speed of 15,000 cph.
Visit and enter number 684

displayed its TAI-5 strapping system, which features variable frequency AC conveyor drives to improve bundle control and brushless DC drives to reduce maintenance requirements. The high-speed system cross-straps 35 bundles per minute with a compact footprint, and requires no investment in bundle turning equipment.
Visit and enter number 685

Jetweb USA
, a supplier of in-line/off-line finishing equipment, displayed its latest stacking and banding equipment, servo technology and other finishing equipment.
Visit and enter number 686

Rollem USA
previewed the JetStream, which cuts high volumes of business cards with the ability to trim, slit and cut in one fully automatic system, with virtually an unlimited amount of cards per sheet. It is also ideal for other types of card products including game cards, telephone cards, product cards and tags.
Visit and enter number 687

Standard Finishing Systems
launched the Standard Horizon SPF/FC-200A automated bookletmaker, complementing the Standard Horizon ­SpeedVAC 100 collating system. Designed for commercial printers, in-plant ­operations and trade binderies, it features a color touchscreen control console, an ­integrated hand marry station, Hohner 48⁄5 ­stitching heads and a built-in reject tray for production speeds up to 4,500 booklets per hour.
Visit and enter number 688

Universal Laser Systems
’ Versa-Laser is a finishing tool for diecutting, scoring, perforating, bindery and photo etching operations. It can cut computer-generated shapes, create dimensional packaging and run quick-turn custom cutting jobs. VersaLaser functions like a printer and is compatible with most Windows-based graphics software.
Visit and enter number 689

The new V-1000 continuous feeder for ink-jet printing, tabbing and labeling, by Streamfeeder, minimizes skewing to help improve USPS MERLIN results. Features tool-less setup, quick makeready and reposition of feed belts and side guides with single knob adjustments. Two independently adjustable separators improve feeding of uneven materials.
Visit and enter number 690

Absolute Printing Equipment Service
introduced a fully automatic plastic coil inserter capable of producing plastic coiled books from 25mm to 50mm. Books are registered using the punched holes, allowing for oversized covers, tab pages, half pages and inserts. The three roller system controls both the coil pitch and position, for production speeds of 250 books per hour.
Visit and enter number 691

RENZ manufactures punching, binding and laminating systems, from desktop to high-output automated equipment. Renz produces double-loop ring wire spools, elements, plastic spirals and plastic combs. Product lines include office binding and laminating systems, and on-demand and commercial binding systems.

Visit and enter number 692

Heidelberg showed two new additions to its diecutting family: the Varimatrix 105 C and 105 CS. With flexibility, short makereadies, accessibility and precise sheet feeding, the diecutters are versatile and cost-effective, entry-level solutions for the commercial and package printing markets. The Varimatrix cuts and embosses paper weighing 80 gsm and over, board and solid board up to 1,400 gsm, and corrugated board up to 4mm thick at speeds to 7,500 sph with a maximum cutting force of 331 tons. Formats range from 15x6? to 30x41?.
Visit and enter number 693

Bruno Unger USA
displayed slitters and anvils that are 100 percent carbide—no metal. They are said to last longer than steel or tungsten carbide.
Visit and enter number 694

Royal Sovereign
showcased the all-in-one 2702, a thermal/pressure-sensitive desktop laminator with mounting capabilities, and the remote-controlled, 45? 1151 wide-format laminator, featuring auto-grip hubs and chain-drive take-up. Laminators and film supplies, from desktop to 65? wide-format, plus thermal, pressure-sensitive, mounting and specialty films, are offered.
Visit and enter number 695

The Renegade Placement feeder, from KEPES, can be used to place brochures, cards, pouches, pharmaceutical inserts and outserts as small as 1x1?. It can be mounted above vacuum or belted conveyors and its narrow profile is ideal for folder/gluer applications. Products are separated, controlled and placed onto the carrier at a matched speed before being released.
Visit and enter number 696

RB/SUN Enterprises
offers four-, 10- and 12-up business card slitters and the Handi-Scor scoring and perforating machine. Gutter cut machines can cut full-bleed cards.
Visit and enter number 697

Window Book
offers solutions that convert the appropriate lightweight parcels to Standard mail or presorted First-Class with Delivery Confirmation to qualify for discounted bulk postage rates. Expand fulfillment operations to include mailing support for high-end direct mail campaigns.
Visit and enter number 698

Support Products’ ergonomic elevating cart lifts and handles a paper shaft while removing its core. The cart features an adjustable height range, is portable and includes rear-locking wheels, hydraulic foot pump, down-speed control valve and a shaft-locking mechanism for added safety. Its standard insertion range, from floor, is 15? to 56?. It can also be customized to include a 360-degree rotation device.
Visit and enter number 699

The MGE-Kongsberg i-XE-10 cutter, from MGE Inc., is ideal for digital offset and screen printers where fast turnaround time and high quality are required. The i-XE-10, together with i-cut, works within existing workflows, no matter what RIP or printer is used.
Visit and enter number 700

The Challenge Machinery Co
. displayed the high-volume version of its CMT 330 fully automated three-knife trimmer. Capable of stacking and trimming up to three perfect-bound books at a time, it can change programmed jobs in less than 20 seconds and run either in-line or near-line.
Visit and enter number 701

DHP/Dexter-Lawson’s Classic series drills combine 3? lift capacity with a fully adjustable back gauge. The drill is designed specifically for the needs of high-volume, automated bindery operations.
Visit and enter number 702

The Watkiss PowerSquare200, from Watkiss Automation, is a complete bookmaker for digital print applications. It combines the four processes of stitching, folding, spine forming and trimming to produce SquareBack books up to 200 pages thick, making it suited to higher paginations or thicker stocks.
Visit and enter number 703

Jalema Inc
. introduced its hanging staple strips, clamps, self-adhesive drawing strips and special size files to address large-format filing issues. Blueprint filing products allow for ­tripled capacity when compared to flat file cabinets by filing vertically. High-density floor racks, wall racks, mobile carts, color coded tabs and index flags are also available.
Visit and enter number 704

Tamerica Products
showcased the Duracoil Plus puncher, which allows operators to punch long-formatted materials. The solid metal device has a 20-sheet maximum punching ­capacity. The Duracoil CI tabletop device inserts coils up to 1? in diameter. The Durawire Closer 450 is used to bind oversized documents and can close wire loops up to 1.25? in diameter.
Visit and enter number 705

Lamina System AB
showcased three models of laminating machines. The standard model produces up to 3,000 sph with two different feeders. The FAS, a high-speed packaging machine, produces up to 7,000 sph in three different sizes: 1,100x1,600mm, 1,400x1,600mm and 1,600x2,000mm. The Blackline produces 5,000 sph with an edge-to-edge register and has two different feeders.
Visit and enter number 706

AutoSet automatically allows the operator to set up a fold job using stored information or to create a new job. AutoSet enhances the capabilities of the operator by providing “see how” videos of major subjects related to folding and is utilized through a compact, touchscreen computer mounted directly to the folder.
Visit and enter number 707

Best Graphics/Best Osako
’s fully automated saddlestitcher/trimmer system teams the 12,000-13,000 cph Tener and Poder automated saddlestitchers with the new OT-2000A automated trimmer. The system features 15 second AutoSet stitcher setup, 60 to 90 second automated trimmer setup, full makeready in 10 minutes, and instant changeovers from automated running to manual mode.
Visit and enter number 708

American International Machinery
showcased signature folder/gluers, carton pre-feeders, accent window machines and used machinery for the folding carton industry. It offers Foiltone cold foil stamping mounted directly to existing printing presses for in-line foil capabilities.
Visit and enter number 709

MBO America
demonstrated its new B21 fully automated buckle folder. The computerized makeready system, Rapidset, is now available for the fold rollers, as well as the buckle plates. This line delivers folding quality at 8,000 inches per minute and sets new standards for maximum efficiency and productivity.
Visit and enter number 710

Vecoplan offers a full line of paper shredders that handle scrap trim paper, paper bundles, entire rolls of paper, paper roll cores, laminated paper, flat cardboard, cardboard boxes, plastics and plastic film, textiles and pallets. The shredders can be integrated into existing processing systems and are ideal for web, sheetfed, flexo and screen printing.
Visit and enter number 711

JUST Normlicht displayed the JUST proofStation 20-SP with new features, including a monitor mounting system that will work with any LCD monitor with VESA mounting capabilities, and the Color Control proGraphic 5000 fluorescent tubes, which meet the ISO 3664:2000 standard requirements. It also features a digital dimmer with luminance level control for soft proofing and a monitor mounting system, computer mounting options and ­sidewalls.
Visit and enter number 712

American Binding
showed its B599 automatic book binding machine. New innovations include a synchronous motor that offers low power consumption, large torque, small volume, new photocells and a new computer. Features maximum book size of 18x20?, operates double loop wire of 5⁄16? to 1? and is equipped with an in-line punch.
Visit and enter number 713

The EZ Turner paper turner/loader reduces press loading time by as much as 70 percent. Turns 1,200 lbs. up to 37? high and 41? wide in less than 30 seconds. No maintenance and zero pressure on the load. Available for 40? and 29? presses. Coming soon: EZ40XL for extra-large piles.
Visit and enter number 714

demonstrated the high-speed NSF A3Pro foil stamping, embossing and diecutting press. Features include Windows XP computer control with full color touchscreen interface, 18? maximum paper width, 101⁄8x171⁄2? impression area, electronic paper registration, foil sensors/interlock, double sheet detect/interlock, 32? feeder capacity with pre-loading and digital heat control.
Visit and enter number 715

Muller Martini
featured the Pantera perfect binder, which runs at up to 4,000 cph. In addition to conventional hotmelt binding, Pantera can also process PUR adhesive, be configured with up to 28 feeder stations, and be equipped with a drum cover feeder and an optional crash feeder station for hard cover book production. Features an interactive Set-up Assistant Companion and touchscreen monitor.
Visit and enter number 716

The Vesta Prospekt II folder/gluer, distributed in the United States by Matik North America, is ideal for three-dimensional and standard capacity pocket folders. Changeovers are quick and do not require any special tools. Touch screen panel operates speed, counter and all other functions.
Visit and enter number 717

The RSF5 folder in-line bulk fanfolding solution was showcased by Lasermax Roll Systems. The RSF5 offers an expanded specification (when compared to current Lasermax Roll Systems folders), high performance, ease of use, and flexibility features. It runs pinless or pinfed paper at speeds up to 700 feet per minute. Also showcased was the DocuSheeter NV roll feed system, which consists of an unwinder, cutter and transport.
Visit and enter number 718

Canon showcased the Digital Lay-Flat film from GBC on the Canon impagePRESS digital machine. Digital Lay-Flat produces flat output with its patented solution to negate the effects of page curl due to humidity. Prints can be laminated with Digital Lay-Flat immediately after printing. GBC also unveiled the new Arctic 1040WF and 1064WF laminators. The 1064WF is a new version of GBC’s wide format cold laminator, while the 1040WF is ideal for companies specializing in narrower vehicle decals.
Visit and enter number 719

Ultimate Technographics
highlighted the Impostrip Book Stacker, which automates the process of creating cut and stack jobs for customers doing one-off books of varying lengths, such as photo albums and book-on-demand. Solution based on Impostrip core technology and the Ultimate page pairing automation intelligence.
Visit and enter number 720

Brandtjen & Kluge
introduced its EHG series half-sheet press. Designed to accommodate a sheet size of up to 20x30? at speeds of 3,000+ iph, the EHG will initially serve as an automatic diecutter, with foil stamping and embossing models to follow.
Visit and enter number 721

Spiel Associates showcased the Sterling Digibinder table top perfect binder. The pneumatic clamp and nipper adjust automatically. The roughing blade roughs and notches the entire backbone of the book. Twin glue rollers ensure an even glue application.
Visit and enter number 746

The Mail Manager 2010 mailing solution was showcased by BCC Software, a Bowë Bell + Howell company. The 2010 offers presorting and list management capabilities, with features including graphic label designer, geocoding, and background processing.
Visit and enter number 747

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