BINDERY mattersJune 2008
A unique benefit is that the machine can automatically punch and bind text with tabs and oversized covers at the head, foot, face or all three.
Grocery Chain Is Cut Above with New Equipment
NORTH CHARLESTON, SC—The Piggly Wiggly Carolina Co., which operates 108 grocery stores in the Carolinas and Georgia, is the parent company of Tri-State Printing, which produces a wide range of printed materials for the grocery chain, especially advertising circulars.
However, in addition to its role as “printing arm” for Piggly Wiggly, Tri-State also serves other regional clients that include direct mail catalog suppliers, retail stores, commercial businesses, high schools and colleges. Printed products—which include a wide range of commercial materials such as catalogs, newsletters, newspapers, brochures—are produced on web and sheetfed presses, while products are cut using a recently installed high-speed Polar 92X programable cutting system from Heidelberg.
Randall Shull, general manager, ascribes the higher productivity of the new Polar across a single eight-hour shift to the accompanying air tables and user-friendly electronics.
Documation LLC, Eau Claire, WI, has added a Horauf off-line three-knife trimmer purchased from Colter & Peterson. The handfed model features computerized controls and on-demand capabilities, and is capable of multi-book trimming.
Apex Commercial Printing, Atlanta, has installed a new Heidelberg Polar 115 X cutter.
A Baumann Size-8 (large format) pile turner, equipped with a jogging feature to square and align sheets during the aeration process, has been installed at Toronto-based TI Group. Baumann pile turners are distributed by Colter & Peterson.
Advanced Image Direct, of Fullerton, CA, has purchased a 30˝ double-head Rollaway machine from Rollem International.
A Rollem 18˝ Auto 4 CPS and a 30˝ Champion ETR scoring, slitting and perforating system were installed at TK Printing in Brooklyn, NY.
Semi-finished and finished products made of paper, cardstock, paperboard and plastic foils are now being cut with a new Polar 92 X guillotine cutter at Williams Printing, Rural Hall, NC.
According to company officials, productivity is up and life is easier for the bindery team at Paulsen Printing in Memphis, TN, since adding a new Heidelberg Stahlfolder B25 folder.
Richmond, VA-based Heritage Printing Service has acquired a new Heidelberg KAMA TS 74-60 automatic diecutter with increased sheet dimension.
Productivity has tripled since an older model cutter was replaced with a new Polar 137 XT at Corporate Electronic Stationery in Troy, MI.
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