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April 2007
IADD/FSEA Odyssey Slated for May

MILWAUKEE—Postpress will be the name of the game during the 2007 IADD/FSEA Odyssey, to be held here May 2-4 at the Midwest Airlines Center. Sponsored by the International Association of Diecutting and Diemaking (IADD) and the Foil Stamping and Embossing Association (FSEA), the Odyssey will be packed with targeted information to assist printers in expanding their operations into the world of postpress converting.

Odyssey will present classroom sessions, on-press educational sessions on the TechShop floor and a trade fair exhibition with more than 100 postpress suppliers. The IADD-sponsored sessions include “Getting the Best Impression on Your Creases,” which is targeted for commercial printers that are diecutting, along with “Makeready Techniques and How They Affect Setup and Diecutting,” and “Common Press System Setup Problems.” Also of interest will be “Ask the Experts,” where attendees can bring samples of difficult-to-diecut jobs and get answers right on the spot from trade experts.

Additional educational sessions sponsored by the Binding Industries Association include “Bindery Automation in the 21st Century” and “Troubleshooting Common Myths with Static Electricity.”

For more information about the 2007 IADD/FSEA Odyssey program, exhibitors, hotel information or registration, visit or contact the IADD directly at (800) 828-IADD, (815) 455-7519 or the FSEA at (785) 271-5816.

New High-Speed Folder for Blanks Printing & Imaging

DALLAS—Blanks Printing & Imaging recently added to its existing Heidelberg equipment with the installation of a Stahlfolder B 26. The new folder runs at an average rate of 16,000 sph.

Jim Speed, who is head of the bindery, says Blanks runs the folder almost 50 hours a week. He notes that having a third large folder increases productivity. The company can now run an additional 16 hours of production per day, which allows for quick turn times for clients. Its postpress department also includes three Polar cutters.

The new high-speed folder at Blanks Printing & Imaging is allowing 16 additional hours of production per day.

Publishers Press Installing Landmark Stitcher

LEBANON JUNCTION, KY—Publishers Press is installing the world’s first Goss Pacesetter 2200 saddlestitcher at its facility here this month. The magazine printer will also add a new Goss Universalbinder adhesive binding system.

Joe Sweeney, bindery manager at Publishers Press, says high net throughput along with simplified operation and makereadies were key factors in selecting the new shaftless saddlestitching technology for short- to medium-run publication applications.

The new Pacesetter system at Publishers Press will feature eight horizontal hoppers and be equipped for selective binding and ink-jet personalization. Goss International will also supply an FS-22 flying stitcher, HT-22 trimmer, mail table and BS60 stacker. The new Universalbinder system will be equipped with 30 RG324 hoppers to run at up to 13,500 books per hour. The installations will bring the total number of Goss finishing systems at Publishers Press to 13.

A Stitch in Time, Plus Quality

MARIETTA, GA—Producing top quality work and meeting customer deadlines were among the reasons QC Bindery & Mailing opted for a Muller Martini BravoPlus T saddlestitcher.

Quick Cuts

Cleveland-based Spiral of Ohio and Action Bindery in Atlanta have changed their names. The sister companies are now called Finish Line Binderies.

Denver’s Tewell Warren Printing has put a Muller Martini BravoPlus-T saddlestitcher into operation.

Rosemont Press, Deer Park, NY, is now providing in-house stitching after acquiring a Muller Martini Presto saddlestitcher.

The News & Observer of Raleigh, NC, is in the process of reconfiguring its press operations and will obtain three Ferag UTR gripper conveyors. The new lines will deliver product to a totally reconfigured stacker and bundle distribution system from the existing presses.

A 16-pocket Wohlenberg perfect binder is now up and running at Southeastern Printing, Stuart, FL. The custom-built machine, which uses both PUR and conventional glue, features signature recognition capabilities.

General commercial printer The Brandt Co., of Davenport, IA, has installed a pair of Heidelberg pieces—a Stahlfolder TH 82 folder and a Stitchmaster ST 400 saddlestitcher.

G2 West Print of Hollywood, CA, recently installed a 24˝ Rollem Champion 990 scoring, perforating and slitting system.

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