The capital investment included a new Plastikoil plastic spiral binding unit, which has increased the bindery’s booklet-making capacity to more than 20 million per day.
In addition, a 32-pocket Col-Tec collator was also installed to complement the company’s plastic spiral and wire binding operations. Binding speeds have significantly increased because of the increase in the collator’s cycle speeds, as well as the additional number of collator pockets, which more closely matches the throughput of other binding processes.
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 5.5×8.5?.
“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.
After expanding into its second location, Central Islip, NY-based Monarch Graphics purchased a new Heidelberg Polar 78 X cutter.