Graph Expo Review: Postpress - Leveraging the New Normal
The Mailstream direct mail finishing system was the center of attention at the Rollem International booth. The in-line system trims, slits, scores, glues, tips-on, perforates and remoistens mail products ranging from self-reply remittances, folded products with tip-ons, and postcards with coupons, among others.
It was an eventful Graph Expo for Rollem, which had its Jetstream trimming, slitting, perforating and scoring system running at the Xerox booth in-line with an iGen4 color digital press, and at the MCS booth with that company’s inkjet addressing unit.
Elsewhere from a postpress standpoint:
• The patented MV-11 outsert system was among the new items promoted by Vijuk Equipment, along with the V-14 commercial/miniature folder. The machine features a third knife and boasts a capacity of 16 fold plates.
• Neopost showcased the new DS-200/PS-200 mail inserting system. The modular system can insert a wide variety of mail with an operating speed of 4,800 envelopes per hour.
• Hohner drew attention with its HSB 10.000-S saddle binder. The HSB can be changed from one job to another up to a maximum DIN A3 in a matter of minutes.
• The Saber X-15 paper cutter was promoted by Colter & Peterson. Available in four sizes (37˝, 45˝, 54˝ and 62˝), it features a 15˝ color touchscreen and boasts tool-less knife adjustment.
• Pitney Bowes unleashed the new Mailstream Wrapper productivity system, which can integrate into existing printing and mail finishing operations. The system can process variable page documents at speeds up to 26,000 pieces per hour.
• The Aerocut air-feed slitter/cutter/creaser, for the on-demand digital printing environment, was being showcased by MBM Corp. The Aerocut can crease and trim products ranging from brochures and cards to CD jackets.
• Kirk-Rudy unveiled a number of new products, including the 545T All-in-One tabber. The 545T holds 16˝ diameter rolls and runs in-line with most inkjets, binders and stitchers.