Stretch-Film Banding Now Offered by Rickard Bindery
CHICAGO—Nov. 28, 2012—Rickard Bindery, an industry-leading postpress company specializing in folding, gluing and stitching, now offers stretch-film banding as a job packing option. With stretch-film banding equipment now installed in its facility, Rickard can offer this innovative, cost-efficient packing solution to its nationwide customer base.
The stretch-film banders offer several key features that will help the company provide superb packing quality and efficiency to its customers. The material’s superior elasticity allows it to expand and contract to securely band a wide range of product and bundle sizes. “Load and leave” and “10-second roll change” systems optimize banding production efficiency, helping Rickard customers save money and exceed end-client turnaround expectations.
The stretch-film banding systems utilize a recyclable banding material that conforms to a product’s size and shape. This helps maximize packing space efficiency, potentially reducing customers’ shipping costs. The stretch-film banding material used by Rickard Bindery is transparent so it won’t obscure printing, but is also available in a wide range of colors upon request.
“Virtually every Rickard Bindery customer can potentially benefit from our new stretch-film banding solution,” asserts Kevin Rickard, vice president. “We’re pleased to offer our customers a new, innovative way to protect their valuable printed products during transit.”
Rickard Bindery has provided post press solutions to print markets across the United States for 112 years. Its services include miniature, oversized, map, gate and specialty folding; saddlestitching up to 12-pockets; loop stitching; seam, fugitive and remoistenable gluing; string tying and affixing; rotary scoring; personalized product handling; fulfillment; wafer sealing; padding and automatic shrink wrapping.