Printing ImpressionsAugust 2009
HAUPPAUGE, NY—Muller Martini, HIFLEX and SoftSolutions collaborated during an open house recently at Muller Martini’s headquarters here to demonstrate the seamless integration of MIS functions and postpress machines within an open architecture environment. Three display monitors illustrated the JDF/JMF-based postpress workflow using a Muller Primera E140 saddlestitcher with its CONNEX digital workflow system, tied in with SoftSolutions’ FLEX-OS data integration platform and HIFLEX’s MIS system.
The demonstration showed how product specifications can be exchanged electronically in real time, while also providing more accurate job costing reports, improved job planning, automated makereadies, reduced human error and better waste elimination.
Fall Creek, WI-based Mail Source has installed an eight-station Muller Martini Prima Plus-SB to increase its stitching capacities.
Acquiring a Zund G3 digital diecutter has helped Egg Harbor Twp., NJ-based Print Art speed production with its ability to cut materials up to 2˝ thick.
Printers Finishing, a woman-owned print finisher based in Baltimore, has added a Kluge EHD Series 14x22˝ press for foil stamping, embossing and diecutting.
A second Heidelberg Stahlfolder B 20 has been delivered to Vital Printing in West Palm Beach, FL.
Rasch Graphic Services, Houston, recently celebrated its 40th year of continuous operation.
Full-service print finisher Madison Cutting Die, based in Madison, WI, added a Kluge OmniFold folder/gluer equipped with a friction feeder for continuous bottom feeding and flipgate for crossfolds.
Hadley Printing, Holyoke, MA, purchased a new Polar 137XT cutter. Company President Chris DesRosiers reports that the cutter’s JDF compatibility will be put to good use in the near future. PI