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Printing Impressions

August 2009
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Standard Opens New Demo Center

ANDOVER, MA—Standard Finishing Systems has christened a 15,000-square-foot National Customer Demonstration and Training Center as part of a year-long renovation of its corporate headquarters. The facility is equipped with a complete range of feeding and finishing solutions, and is staffed by an on-site team of paper handling and postpress specialists.

The center features nearly every Standard solution set up and ready to run, including Horizon perfect binders, three-knife trimmers, floor-model folders and saddlestitchers; Hunkeler unwinders, rewinders, rotary cutters, stackers, plow folders and fan folders for continuous-feed digital printers; and KAS short-run mail inserting solutions. 

But, more than just a demo center, the site is equipped with seven dedicated service training classrooms for Standard dealers, third-party service providers and customers. Visitors can also bring sample jobs to be tested and evaluated to determine the most efficient finishing method. 

“This investment allows our best customers and prospects to see their own applications run in a live production environment,” notes David Reny, executive vice president.

Diecutter Supports Company’s Growth

KAUFMAN, TX—ABOX Packaging has replaced an aging off-line blanking system with a Heidelberg Dymatrix CSB (cutting/stripping/blanking) diecutter. The move helps the folding carton manufacturer save time previously spent transporting materials to and from its existing diecutters, which, in turn, has helped increase its productivity by more than 25 percent.

“We pick our targets carefully and seek out the best long-term investments we can find,” says Keith Thompson, president. “We spent more than a year researching the new Dymatrix and felt it was the most substantial piece of equipment available for the money.”

Reindl Announces New Location

GERMANTOWN, WI—After 10 years at its Glendale (WI) location, Reindl Bindery has relocated to a new, 112,000-square-foot building here.

“This is an exciting time for us,” says David Reindl, president. “Our new, larger facility will allow us to expand and grow into new markets. It will allow us the opportunity to be more competitive and continue to provide the outstanding service our customers have come to expect.”

The company has 53 employees and specializes in hardcover, softcover, mechanical binding, cover wrapping and lining, along with the mounting of media components for CDs and DVDs.

JDF/JMF Workflow Boosts Productivity

 

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