CGX Facility Installs First Double Plow-Fold System

WHITE PLAINS, MD—AGS, a Consolidated Graphics company, recently installed the first Standard Hunkeler PF7 double plow-fold system in North America, enabling its Kodak Prosper 5000XL high-speed inkjet web press to gain efficiencies by running and finishing wider rolls into book blocks.

“The Standard Hunkeler plow folder completes AGS’s digital inkjet book production workflow,” said AGS President Katie Kriemelmeyer. “This technology bridges our Kodak Prosper press and established bookbinding lines. We’ve been up-and-running for several weeks and have had outstanding results, which we’re eager to share with our customers.”

ThE technology allows AGS’s digital inkjet Prosper press to print more pages per hour on wider web rolls with minimum paper waste and quick integration with standard binding workflows. This maximizes efficiencies, shortens schedules and ultimately drives down costs for AGS customers.

AGS also runs a wide variety of stocks on the Prosper press—including challenging stocks like 45-lb. matte coated and 38-lb. groundwood—to meet publisher requirements.

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