"With the new Auto-Count integration to our Polar 137 XT, we're able to obtain and track job information and operator productivity, and schedule the cutter in our overall workflow. This scheduling capability is especially useful for large jobs with multiple versions."
Binding Products Shown at Open House
LONG ISLAND CITY, NY—Spiel Associates recently held its annual fall open house, where manufacturer representatives from Graphic Whizard, Dry-Lam and MBM Corp. showed off their new wares. Some of the new products highlighted were the MBM Aerocut slitter, cutter and creaser; the Dry-Lam Fujipla ALM3220 single- and double-sided laminator; and two Graphic Whizard creasers and UV coater.
Spiel also showcased the Sterling Digipunch, auto "touchscreen" punch, the Coilmaster Jr. automatic plastic coil binder and the Sterling Digibinder automatic perfect binder.
Foxfire Printing, Newark, DE, has added a 24˝ Rollem SH Rollaway finishing system.
Wilmington, MA-based Kirkwood Printing has purchased a 2-station, pile-fed USA B20 Stahlfolder to boost its small-format folding capacity.
AGS, a Consolidated Graphics company based in White Plains, MD, has installed the first Standard Hunkeler PF7 double plow-fold system in North America. The PF7 allows AGS' Kodak Prosper 5000XL inkjet web press to gain efficiencies by running and finishing wider rolls into book blocks.
Germantown, WI-based Reindl Bindery recently acquired a Kolbus KM 600 perfect binder with PUR adhesive.
To support its growing pharmaceutical folding business, Haapanen Brothers, Lake Forest, IL, has added a continuous-feed, 20x28˝ Ti 52 Stahlfolder.
Houston-based Seidl's Bindery has added tag stringing, padding and film laminating to its host of solutions.
Following a fire, Lexington, KY-based Thoroughbred Printing acquired a three-station, 30˝ USA B30 Stahlfolder to replace its damaged 26˝ Stahlfolder.
Bindagraphics, Baltimore, has installed a new Sakurai MS102A2 silk screen press, offering customers spot UV, raised/thick UV, glitter and textured UV—all on a 40˝ sheet.