BINDERY matters

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.

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