BINDERY matters

New Machinery Bolsters Nahan Makeready Speeds

ST. CLOUD, MN—Nahan Printing has enjoyed a shot in its bindery arm with the addition of a new Muller Martini Tempo 22 saddlestitcher. The 610-employee shop has reportedly seen makeready time reduced over other stitchers by 22 percent, with net output increasing 34 percent.

Nahan Printing provides commercial work and direct mail business for Fortune 500 companies. Its specialties including high-fashion retail catalog printing and distribution and full-service direct mail production for all segments of the direct marketing industry. It also prints and processes more than one million pieces of mail per day.

Metzgers Opts For Sophisticated Saddlestitcher

TOLEDO, OH—Metzgers Printing + Mailing recently installed a Muller Martini BravoPlus T saddlestitcher configured with six pockets plus cover feeder, as well as a 4th and 5th knife, in-line three-hole and single punch, and Apollo compensating stacker.

Since installing the BravoPlus T stitcher, Metzgers Printing + Mailing has achieved significant improvements in productivity along with the potential to grow its business even further. Among those improvements are significantly faster setup capabilities than Metzgers has ever had, as well as faster runs overall.

“The speed of the machine, the speed of changeovers…it all equals greater throughput,” notes Joe Metzger, company president. “The faster we can deliver to our customers, the better. Also, we were outsourcing more and more stitching work, and we needed to make sure we could keep everything in-house. It’s been the foundation of our growth…keep it in-house, and keep control of the project and the deadline. That means happy customers, and happy customers equals more growth.”

Metzgers Printing + Mailing is a 65-employee business that has grown from a typesetting shop in 1970 to a full-size commercial printer and mailer. Metzgers produces direct mail catalogs, brochures, annual reports and several other kinds of products for customers throughout the Midwest and Canada.

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