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BINDERY matters

February 2009

Folded Sheets Jump 250,000 Per Shift

ST. LOUIS—An MBO B26 continuous-feed folder was installed at Kopytek Inc.’s new $2.4 million facility in December, and the company’s CEO, John Peterson, expects to fold an additional 250,000 sheets per shift when the folder is operating at full capacity. Peterson also anticipates saving his clients between 20 and 40 percent in postage costs because the B26 can automatically fold pieces up to 48 pages thick to a finished size of 5.5x8.5?.

“Not only will our clients realize eventual cost savings from our increased operational efficiency, they will see immediate savings in postage because this machine can fold multiple page, stitched or stapled newsletters and other direct mail pieces down to the size of a letter,” he says.

The folder’s standard features include an integrated batch counter; automatic setting of sheet gap and sheet in-feed through suction wheel; modular frequency speed controllers for AC drives; anti-static plates; and an A-76 mobile delivery (that can then feed a finished sheet into an MBO Z-2 knife-fold attachment for a finished letter-size mailing).

A Morgana DigiFold 5000P creaser/folder, which minimizes marking and cracking of digitally printed material, is slated for installation this month.

Kopytek’s new facility is located in the Olivette area of St. Louis.


Quick Cuts

After expanding into its second location, Central Islip, NY-based Monarch Graphics purchased a new Heidelberg Polar 78 X cutter.

Bobst Group has begun selling PG Wood Imports’ complete line of dieboards through its online InTouch inventory system. The dieboards are 100 percent Birch veneer throughout (with no softwood cores) and are available in a wide range of sizes and thicknesses.

Martin Printing, in Hato Rey, PR, recently installed a new Polar 92 X cutter.

Saddle Brook, NJ-based 21st Century Finishing has installed a Majestic Series M 106-E diecutting press from Diversified Graphic Machinery. 

Louisville, KY-based Gateway Press reports much faster setup times with its new Polar 115 X cutter.

Burton Packaging, Flushing, NY, has purchased a Saroglia 740 FX from Diversified Graphic Machinery to keep up with the demand for half-size diecutting and embossing work.

San Antonio, TX-based Accu-Print recently added a new Polar 78 cutter.

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