Lewisburg Printing Installs Colter & Peterson Saber XXL Paper Cutter
PATERSON, NJ—October 16, 2013—Lewisburg Printing has upgraded its finishing department with the installation of a new 90˝ Saber XXL paper cutter and auxiliary Schneider engineering paper handling equipment from Colter & Peterson. The new machine joins a reconditioned 90˝ Seybold paper cutter that Colter & Peterson installed in 2008.
Installation and week-long training that included crews from multiple shifts ended September 27. The 115-year-old company is managed by the fourth generation of the Hawkins family and operates seven days a week. Located south of Nashville, TN, the heralded commercial printer produces large format and flexo labels, digital printing and fulfillment.
“We choose the new Saber for three reasons,” said Thomas Hale Hawkins III, CEO of Lewisburg Printing. “We wanted to be more efficient, we wanted to reduce our production time, and we wanted to be more current in our capabilities. Bruce Peterson sent us a videotape of this machine in action and that’s when we determined it was the right fit for us. We expect to put even more work through this cutter than the Seybold.”
Hawkins indicated the Saber unit will finish top sheets, litho and cut and stack work performed on two 73˝ Roland 900XXL large-format presses. Colter & Peterson also installed two joggers, a delivery system with wrapping table and an automated off loader.
About Colter & Peterson
Colter & Peterson is North America’s largest independent distributor of paper cutters and paper handling equipment. Founded in 1932, C&P employs approximately 50 people working coast-to-coast from five locations in New Jersey, Iowa and California. C&P is the manufacturer of the Microcut line of retrofit back gauge controllers and the worldwide distributor of Prism and Saber paper cutters, as well as C&P and Schneider Engineering Peripheral equipment. The company also is the North American distributor for Horauf and C&P Accutrim three knife trimmers. C&P purchased and provides service and support for the Harris-Seybold and Dexter-Lawson line of paper cutters, and handles the Wohlenberg line of perfect binding systems and three knife trimmers.
Source: Colter & Peterson.