There was a distinct air of optimism in the halls of McCormick Place South, and Paul Hudson, president and owner of Hudson Printing, could feel it.
Not all print shop proprietors have weighed in on the industry’s
most pressing question, whether to go “all in” or hedge their bets
on digital printing technology. If you plan on catering to
both disciplines, having finishing capabilities that speak to the
needs of conventional and digital printing is
Graphic Whizard showcased its capable, innovative and affordable document finishing systems at drupa 2012. From folding, scoring and perfing to UV coating and more, Graphic Whizard delivers the value that print providers need to delight their customers.
Binding and finishing news from Printing Impressions’ December 2011 edition, featuring items on J.C. Weir Inc., Miniature Folding, Modern Litho-Print and Spiel Associates.
Spiel Associates recently held its annual fall open house, where manufacturer reps from Graphic Whizard, Drylam, and MBM showed off their new wares. Featured were the new MBM Aerocut slitter, cutter and creaser, the new Drylam Fujipla ALM3220 single- and double-sided laminator, and two Graphic Whizard creasers and UV coater.
Binding and finishing news from Printing Impressions’ May 2011 edition, featuring items on Spiel Associates and Love's Echo Media.
Binding and finishing news from Printing Impressions’ December 2010 edition, featuring items on Spiel Associates, Boneck Printing and The Binding Industries Association 2011 Product of Excellence Awards.
Here’s an exclusive, PRE-SHOW PREVIEW showcasing new products submitted by many of the exhibitors that will be displaying their wares next month in Chicago. Colter & Peterson will showcase the BASA 3, which features an automatic jogging system that can automatically form layers of printed sheets, align them accurately and transport them to the subsequent cutting process. The BASA 3 is appropriate for paper from 16-lb. bond to 125-lb. tag, and is effective when combined with a modern, rear-table-feeding system. Existing gripper transport systems can be retrofitted. Visit www.piworld.com/infocenter: enter #377 MBO America will introduce the Super KTZ, featuring a knife-folding unit that
Finishing gear filled a few halls at DRUPA, with computerized integration more prevalent than ever before. BY BOB NEUBAUER Computers have integrated themselves into the postpress world more than ever. From monitoring machine functions to linking with digital workflows, the latest bindery equipment is smarter than ever. Take Heidelberg's Stitchmaster ST 400, shown in its immense finishing area at DRUPA. Data generated at the impositioning stage of the prepress process can be loaded into the ST 400's press-setting program. Also, feeding, gathering, stitching and cutting are all monitored to prevent time-consuming jams. Here are some of the highlights from the show. MBO demonstrated the new Navigator Control-Touch and