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March 2009

Pair of Inserters Expand Capabilities 

SECAUCUS, NJ—As print production operations throughout the newspaper industry seek new avenues for generating revenues, many of those operations are looking for technological innovation and growth-oriented strategies. An example is AFL Web Printing, a commercial printer that serves more than 300 newspaper publishers. AFL recently installed two Muller Martini inserting systems: an SLS3000 and an SLS2000. 

“These machines have enabled us to service the traditional seven-day dailies and still run the equipment on our general commercial work, as well,” says Dennis Forchic, president and CEO. In addition to handling the demands of daily newspaper production, the new inserters were also installed to produce 500+ commercial press transactions each week.

Quick  Cuts

 Beckley, WV-based Central Printing added two new pieces of Heidelberg equipment to its operation, one in the pressroom, another in the bindery. A five-color Speedmaster SM 74 press with coater was installed, along with an eight-pocket Stitchmaster ST 90 saddlestitcher.

Seattle-based Windward Press, which specializes in complex, eye-catching packaging for the music industry, recently replaced an aging Heidelberg Polar cutter with a new Polar 115 XT cutter with Autotrim.

Operators at Art Bindery in Birmingham, AL, are saving time and increasing productivity with the help of a new Heidelberg Polar 137 XT cutter with Autotrim, which was recently installed.

Livingston, NJ-based Paper Presentation is diecutting pocket folders, tags, boxes and more with its new Kluge EHG Series press, which is equipped with a toggle base hoist and EZ Load magazine.

A new Saroglia 740 FX diecutter, from Diversified Graphic Machinery, is helping Flushing, NY-based Burton Packaging keep up with the demand for half-sheet size diecutting and embossing work.

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

Postpress capabilities at DeRoo Printing, in Casselberry, FL, have been upgraded with the addition of a new Polar 92 X paper cutter.

Fry Communications, of Mechanicsburg, PA, has expanded its finishing capabilities by investing in PUR perfect binding technology.

Louisville, KY-based finisher Vivid Impact acquired a Kluge UniFold automatic folder/gluer and is no longer outsourcing pocket folder converting.

Gate folding and other complex folding jobs are being done in-house at Sheboygan, WI-based Boneck Printing with its new Stahlfolder B 26 folder.

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