BINDERY mattersMay 2009
GURNEE, IL—Haapanen Brothers has aggressively embraced technology during the past eight years, investing more than $12 million shop-wide. It recently added a second Vijuk MV-2005 outsert system with a G&K FA 53 folder as part of this investment.
The commercial shop has expanded into printing and folding pharmaceutical leaflets and outserts. “Vijuk has played an important part in increasing Haapanen Brothers’ book of business,” reports owner Jerry Haapanen. “From our first Vijuk folder in 2005, to our sixth machine last month, Vijuk has matched the consumer’s and our need for faster, more complex folding requirements.”
Rebuilt Machine Gives 50 Percent Production Gain
DALLAS —Dallas Offset, a 70-employee print shop, recently installed a rebuilt Muller Martini 335 saddlestitcher with six pockets plus cover feeder. “We chose the 335 due to its reliability and versatility,” says Steven Kubalik, CEO of Dallas Offset. He expects the unit to help increase the company’s production by as much as 50 percent on tabloid products requiring stitching and trimming, a growing segment of Dallas Offset’s business mix.
Commercial Print Shop Grows With New Stitcher
WOOD DALE, IL—What began as a small, storefront shop on Chicago’s northwest side, has become a full-service commercial printer with 18 employees and a 15,000-square-foot facility specializing in small- to medium-run, saddlestitched booklets. Operated by Roman Majewski, Pol Press, founded in 1991, recently installed a Standard Horizon StitchLiner 5500 saddlestitching system.
“The primary advantages of our newest StitchLiner are that it gives us in-line scoring and three-knife trimming, plus greater speed and productivity,” says Majewski. “The 5500 allows us to do up to 120 pages per book.”
His dealer, Fuller Grafix, sold, installed and services the new machine, as well as Pol Press’ two-tower Standard Horizon SpeedVac 100 collator.
Finishing Facility Adds Hot Foil Press And Folder/Gluer
NILES, IL–Graphic Technologies, a JohnsByrne company, recently added a Bobst VisionFoil 104 hot foil stamping press and a high-speed Bobst VisionFold 110-A2 CS folder/gluer to its finishing facility here. They are the first newest generation Bobst converting machines of their kind installed in North America.
“Decorative finishes continue to be a big differentiation tool for our clients’ projects, and the popularity of foil stamping continues to grow” notes Jack Gustafson, COO of JohnsByrne. “Investing in machines like the VisionFoil provides technology, efficiency and capability advantages that pass on through our operation to benefit our customers.”