Graph Expo 06 Product Roundup: Binding & Finishing
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.
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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.
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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?.
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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.
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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.
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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.
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