BINDERY matters

MPE is so excited about its new equipment, which also includes a Videojet Cheshire 5100 feeding and transport system, that it developed and distributed an e-mail flyer for its customers, illustrating the many usages of the ink-jet imaging system, while promoting the value-added.

All-Heidelberg Shop Extends (Again)

STAMFORD, CT—A new six-pocket Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 90 saddlestitcher with stacker and cover feeder recently joined an ever-expanding family of Heidelberg equipment at Printech, a commercial printer and direct mailer. Printech—which operates five Heidelberg presses, two Stahlfolders and several Polar cutters—replaced an aging stitcher with the new Stitchmaster ST 90.

“The new stitcher is more accurate, runs at higher speeds, produces higher quality and helps us meet our customers’ demand for quick-turn work,” says Carmine Furci, vice president.

Family run Printech serves customers from Manhattan to Florida, producing a variety of printed materials ranging from business cards to annual reports.

New Saddlestitcher Grows Commercial Work for Newspaper

LONGMONT, CO—Printing three daily newspapers, as well as commercial work, Lehman Communications is eyeing even more commercial business opportunities since installing a Muller Martini BravoPlus T saddlestitcher configured with six hoppers and cover feeder.

“Speeds have almost tripled on some products, makereadies are faster with far less tools required, and the trimmer is the frosting on the cake. It is so easy to make adjustments on-the-fly, and the accuracy of trims is outstanding,” says Dale Carr, vice president of production at the Daily Times-Call, which also publishes the Loveland Reporter-Herald and Canon City Daily Record.

Installation of the new BravoPlus T was completed in less than two weeks. Aside from the newspapers, the company produces several magazines, college course books and municipal publications.

Quick cuts

VistaPrint North America, of Windsor, Ontario, purchased its fifth Rollem scoring and slitting machine.

Knoxville, TN-based Coleman’s Printing & Awards has significantly improved production capacity with its new Standard Horizon StitchLiner 5500 collator, stitcher and trimmer. Prepress workflow has also improved with the installation of a new four-up Presstek Dimension 412 platesetter.

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