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H&L Binders Chooses Stahlfolder TH 82

Trade binder H&L Binders of Doraville, GA, has added a Stahlfolder B30 6-plate continuous-feed folder with two gatefold attachments to a lineup that already includes a pair of Heidelberg TH 82 Stahlfolders and a POLAR 115 guillotine cutter.

H&L prides itself on manufacturing a good quality product at a fair price. “The fact that we take our commitments and the quality of our work seriously keeps us at the top of our game and is the reason customers return to us again and again,” said Marty Grogan, who co-owns the company with partner David Jacobs. Much the same could be said for the company’s relationship with Heidelberg, which hinges on the quality and reliability of its equipment. Of the new Stahlfolder TH 82, Grogan said, “Like all Heidelberg folders, it’s absolutely top of the line, and will last a very long time with proper care.”

Since the installation six months ago, said Grogan, the company has made substantial gains in productivity, along with the ability to handle larger sheets and perform gatefolding. H&L’s operators greatly appreciate the new folder’s “lower profile” and ergonomic control concept, Grogan said, as well as the higher speed and many automated features that help reduce error, shrink makeready times and permit greater utilization of the folder’s production capabilities. The flexibility of the folder is key, he said, given that the company produces work in run lengths of from 100 sheets to a million sheets, depending on the job.

H&L Binders serves a client base located throughout the Southeast and across the nation. The company provides a full range of bindery services, but specializes in the production of perfect-bound books. Depending on its workload, the company employs from 25-50 staff at any given time.

Top-of-the-line in folding: the Stahlfolder TH 82 folder.

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