Across the Nation
Fast Folding for Large-Size Outsert Leaflets Is Needed
WINDSOR, NJ—Due to the increase in customer demand for larger-size outsert leaflets, MedLit Graphics recently installed its second G&K–Vijuk MV-11 triple knife outsert system. "Our customers want outserts with more than 200 panels, and the G&K–Vijuk machines have an 18-plate folder so they can produce outserts with up to 266 panels," says Lakshman Samala, company president.
"For example, when we have an order for a quarter of million outserts, we will run two shifts with each MV-11 system folding 50,000 in each shift," he adds. "The machines are easy to operate and are very reliable."
Medlit Graphics provides inserts, outserts, patient medication guides and extended-text product labels for the pharmaceutical and health care industries.
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Boston—ABnote's facility here is now ISO 14001:2004 certified, in recognition of its environmental management best practices.
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burlington—Meredith-Webb Printing has purchased a six-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 164 press with double coaters, UV capabilities and the new KBA ErgoTronic console. The press will be delivered in January.
Portland—A Screen Truepress Jet2500 UV board and roll inkjet printing system has been installed here at Willamette Print & Blueprint.
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Ripon—IDEAlliance granted its G7 Master Printer qualification to Ripon Printers.