BINDERY matters

Event guests watched with interest as the books with flexible case and open flaps entered the Vesta. The machine opened the book covers, folded in the flaps and reclosed the books, completing these tasks at full production speed.

Muller Martini reports that the short-run Diamant 35 bookline is quickly becoming the equipment of choice for many bookbinders in North America due to its highly efficient operation, book quality and versatile production possibilities.

Starting Fresh With Relocation

RICHMOND, VA—When David McGinnis, founder of Digital Ink, decided to move his business into an expanded building more than five times larger than its current location, he knew that big changes lay ahead for his company. Instead of going through the hassle of moving equipment across town and setting up in a new location, McGinnis decided to sell everything and start fresh with a suite of new equipment—prepress, postpress and everything in between—all from Heidelberg.

The bindery now features a Polar 115 X cutter, Stahlfolder B 30 folder and Stitchmaster ST 90 saddlestitcher. In prepress are a Prinect Printready prepress system and Suprasetter A74 and Suprasetter MCL 74 platesetters. The presroom is equipped with a six-color Speedmaster CD 74 with aqueous coater and the Prinect CP2000 Center.

“We had Heidelberg equipment already, but this upgrade allows us to start fresh with added capacity for our clients’ work,” says McGinnis.

Quick Cuts

Conceptual Product Development (CPD) of West Caldwell, NJ, has added hardcover binding to its production capabilities with the purchase of a new short-run Powis Parker Fastback hardcover binding system. A Foilfast printer produces deluxe foil-embossed artwork on the cover and spine of the book in an assortment of matching colors to complement the title sheet.

New Bedford, MA-based Name Plates for Industries installed a new Champion semi-slitting unit from Rollem International for its label manufacturing operation.

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