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BINDERY matters

November 2008

Pictured here, from the left, are Quy Doan, Carolina Balbuena, Michael Burns and Derrick Smith, who are the newest members in the Goss Pacesetter Club.

DGM to Manufacture New Line Of High-Speed Equipment

RED BANK, NJ—Diversified Graphic Machinery (DGM) has announced its launch into manufacturing high-speed diecutting, hot embossing and foil stamping machinery.

“The move was made to provide customers with a cost-effective, result-oriented solution to enhance productivity and profitability,” explains Michael DeBard, president. “The Majestic Series was developed in the same tradition of quality and innovation found in all of our partners from Japan, Italy and the USA. It’s a cost-competitive investment without compromise.”

The new Majestic Series boasts speeds of up to 7,500 sph and provides 300 tons of impressional strength.

New Laminator Replaces Two Older Ones, Frees Up Operator

FAIRVIEW, NJ—East Coast Finishing has replaced its two previous laminating machines with a Compact 105 THS from UK manufacturer Autobond. The new Autobond thermal laminator is equipped with a Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 feed head and a stacker.

The machine has proved to be so efficient that East Coast Finishing can handle all of its own laminating, which means the company has freed one operator to perform other tasks. The company’s runs range from 2,500 to 40,000, and the ability to change jobs quickly and laminate at up to 200 fpm makes the Compact 105 extremely effective, according to East Coast’s Ron Stagnari.

He says the Compact 105 fits in very well with the other processes that the firm offers, including die stamping, UV coating, cutting, creasing, gluing and hand assembly.

Pile Turner Marks Polar’s 750th Sale

GLENDALE, CA—In 2003, Zarik Megerdichian, owner of 4Over Inc., purchased his first high-speed Polar cutter from Heidelberg. Since then, he invested in nine more Polar cutters. In 2008, after the opening of a new 4Over facility in Dayton, OH, Megerdichian installed six more.

This August, he purchased his first pile turner: a Polar PW-4 ABV. As luck would have it, 4Over’s pile turner purchase was also the 750th PW-4 ABV sold worldwide. In celebration of the milestone sale, 4Over was presented with a “Jubilee Certificate.”

“Our Polar cutters are running around the clock, and that’s one of the main reasons why the decision for this pile turner was made so fast,” Megerdichian says. “Previously, my people had to put a lot of labor into turning the piles. 

“We also use the turning and airing functions of the pile turner for drying the sheets before backing up jobs,” he concludes. “With a workload of approximately 30 skids of paper each day, the pile turner saves us a lot of time and manpower.”

Quick Cuts

o Little Rock-AR based Vestcom Solutions recently took delivery of six 42? Rollem deep pile feeders.

o Precision Diecutting, Port Byron, NY, recently added a new Bobst Amazon 105 folder-gluer to its trade finishing operation. 

o Apex Die, in San Carlos, CA, installed a Stock A-134R5 sheet-to-sheet mounting system, and production has increased to 1,500 sph.

o A new Polar 115X cutter from Heidelberg was added at San Antonio-based Universal Bookbindery.

o Blauvelt, NY-based Ryan Printing bought a Stahlfolder TH 82 folder.

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