PRINT 05 Binding & Finishing -- Bound to Please
First Time on U.S. Soil
Among the many offerings being showcased at the Muller Martini booth was the U.S. debut of the Bolero model 3028 perfect binder, which runs at 8,000 cycles/hr. Setup times are reduced dramatically due to its motorized makeready system that takes full advantage of AMRYS capabilities and the ability of operators to set all size and thickness parameters from a single control station. Incorporating a CIP4 and JDF-ready digital interface, a book measuring device can also be installed for auto-matic data transfer of measuring specifications.
Colter & Peterson showcased Wohlenberg City e and City 4000 perfect binders. The City e features the Navigator SE graphically interactive user interface.
Duplo USA showcased its DC-645 precision slitter, cutter, creaser finishing solution for digital color documents. The product is aimed at product lines including business cards, brochures, greeting cards and photographs.
Digital imaging was the name of the game at Videojet's booth, where the virtues of the G4100 digital imaging system were being touted. Its PrintMail WideArray system was promoted as an affordable solution to ink-jet printing and addressing, with imaging on a wide array of substrates and configurations.
Rollem International was more than a little busy at its booth with a bevy of new offerings, among them the Durselen PB-12 Gantry in-line paper drilling system, demonstrated in tandem with Muller Martini's Bolero 3028. Another demonstration was of the Revolution, a machine for producing gaming and playing cards.
The same busy tag could be applied to Bobst Group, which provided live demonstrations for its SPeria 106-E Autoplaten diecutter, the SPeria Foilmaster 102 and two folder/gluers, the Mistral 110 A-2 CS and the Amazon 105 A-1. Four distinctive products were produced to demonstrate Bobst's production capabilities for both the folding carton and commercial printing markets.
The OmniFold automatic folder/ gluer was a focal point of interest at the Brandtjen & Kluge booth. The modular system offers right and/or left sheet registration, a rack-and-pinion elevator driven feeding section and a vertical buckle folder. A live demonstration on the Kawahara TXR-1100 series automatic blank separator was also held.