BINDERY mattersJune 2009
KENNESAW, GA—Heidelberg USA hosted a packaging open house for attendees of the 2009 IADD•FSEA Odyssey trade exhibition recently held in Atlanta. Seventy-five people were able to see Heidelberg packaging equipment installed at its Print Media Demonstration Center.
Among the equipment demonstrated were a Speedmaster XL 105 press; a Diana X 135 folder-gluer; a KAMA ProCut 74 half-size diecutter; and a Dymatrix Pro CSB diecutter.
Direct Marketer Configures Complete Finishing System
LAS VEGAS—Trialogue Direct, a direct marketing firm, recently installed a Rollem slitting and scoring system. The 30? TR model with 30? mobile right angle operates in-line with Trialogue's folding unit to create a complete finishing system for the company's various direct mail products.
Schumann Increases Capacity, Speeds Stitcher Makereadies
FALL RIVER, WI—Schumann Printers, a printer of 300 special interest magazines and catalogs, has installed a Muller Martini Tempo 22 saddlestitcher to replace its Muller 301. The upgrade has increased capacity and speed in cycle times and makereadies.
According to Dan Schumann, president, "The overall makeready times have been reduced, at the same time producing many more books per hour." He adds that the in-line merchandise tipper on the Tempo enables the company to tip while stitching at very high speeds.
Eckhart Elected ?To BIA Hall of Fame
SEWICKLEY, PA—Bill Eckhart, of Eckhart & Co., was inducted into the Binding Industries Association (BIA) Hall of Fame at the 2009 BIA Mid Management Conference in early May. Individuals selected for the Hall of Fame have made dedicated efforts to advance the betterment of the industry and are also strong supporters of the BIA.
Eckhart has been associated with the BIA for more than 50 years, serving as secretary, treasurer, vice president and president. He also served on the board of directors for 14 years.
PA Finisher Buys Pair of Stitchers
MANHEIM, PA—According to Doug Shelley, owner of Phillips Graphic Finishing, faster makereadies and higher production speeds were some of the key criteria used when he selected two Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 450 models to replace two of his aging saddlestitchers.
"The value of these machines is huge in terms of speed and turnaround," notes Shelley. "Our makereadies have been cut in half, and our run speeds are already nearly double what they were before."