BINDERY matters

If the book block is no thicker than 5mm, the DP-4500 can punch and bind at top speed. An advantage of this machine is that book blocks requiring splits can have portions pre-punched, allowing it to maintain near-top running speeds.

“This enables E&M to get the job back to our customer faster than before because we can typically reduce our workflow by one to two steps,” explains Gary Markovits, E&M president. “We now go straight from our diecutting or other finishing departments to collation, knowing we only have one more process because the DP-4500 can complete the job in one pass.”

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.

Quick Cuts

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.

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