Cadmus Cenveo is Running World’s Longest PrimaPlus SB AMRYS Selective Binding Line
HAUPPAUGE, NY—June 20, 2007—Cadmus Cenveo produces more than 300 wire-stitched monthly magazines at its plant in Easton, PA, most of which are personalized. A new PrimaPlus SB AMRYS (Automatic Make-Ready System) line from Muller Martini, with no fewer than 24 feeders, provides impeccable-quality selective binding of the products.
Cadmus Cenveo, which employs 3,300 people, is the world’s largest producer of scientific and technology magazines as well as medical trade magazines. The company is the fifth-largest printer of periodicals in North America. In addition to its Easton, Pennsylvania location and its headquarters in Richmond, Virginia, Cadmus Cenveo also has three other production facilities located in Lancaster, Pennsylvania, Easton, Maryland, and Baltimore, Maryland. All five plants print 300 million pounds of paper every day.
Saddle Stitcher Line with 24 Feeders
One of the latest Cadmus Cenveo investments is in Easton, Pennsylvania, where approximately 400 wire-stitched and perfect-bound magazines are manufactured every month utilizing a Muller Martini PrimaPlus SB AMRYS saddle stitcher for selective binding. The complete system, installed in April 2006, encompasses no fewer than 22 flat pile feeders, a product feeder and a card gluer, inside/outside inkjet, Robusto compensating stacker, film-wrapping and shrink line, as well as short and long Streamfeeders for automatic signature feeding. It is the longest PrimaPlus selective binding line Muller Martini has ever installed anywhere in the world.
The approximately 320 magazines, wire-stitched in Easton, Pennsylvania, have an average circulation of 25,000 copies. The majority of these are subscriptions, which are sent to the readers’ homes via mail. About 80 percent of the periodicals are personalized. Sixty percent are addressed inline with an inkjet system. Another 20 percent are not only addressed, but also have varying content. For example, the advertising pages are changed, depending on the available subscriber data.
Saving Time with Repeat Jobs
“With so many different titles,” says General Manager and Vice President Dan Rodriguez, “Fast set-up and changeovers are very important, in addition to production speed. For that reason, we chose the PrimaPlus SB AMRYS. Thanks to the Automatic Make-Ready System, we save a lot of time, because we have almost nothing but repeat jobs and can recall the same settings and parameters time and time again.”