Left: Bobst open house visitors were able to watch demos of the manufacturer’s new Masterfold 110 G+S folder-gluer.
Stitcher Techs Set Winning Pace
LAS VEGAS—Creel Printing has qualified for the Goss Pacesetter Club, a program recognizing crews that achieve the near-maximum specified net productivity with Goss saddlestitchers. A Creel crew recently finished 206,000 magazines in an 11-hour shift, averaging more than the required 18,000 books per hour with a Pacesetter 1100 system.
“The Pacesetter Club is a well established incentive, and we’re proud to add our name alongside some of the most proficient finishing crews in the industry,” explains Robert Southwood, bindery department manager. “Qualifying highlights the important combination of high-caliber operators and equipment at Creel.”
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.