Eckhart has been with the BIA for more than 50 years, serving as secretary, treasurer, vice president, and president. He also served on the board of directors for 14 years.
New Capabilities Pump Up Competitiveness
BALTIMORE–Pack Appeal, a division of Bindagraphics, has acquired a high-speed Emmeci slipcase manufacturing production line to be more competitive in high-volume and quick-turnaround slipcase design and production. Slipcases are often companion pieces for a wide variety of book, magazine and looseleaf binder projects.
The Emmeci installation also gives Pack Appeal the ability to manufacture “Godiva style” rigid setup boxes, as well as to produce game board boxes, totes and multimedia boxes.
“We believe high-speed slipcase and rigid setup box capabilities are an excellent complement to Pack Appeal’s existing line of binders and tabs,” notes Matt Anson, president. “And the new product line can be decorated with any number of finishing effects—foil stamping, debossing, windowing, spot UV coating—to create high-end packaging that cuts through the clutter in the marketplace.”
Stitching Wire Meets Compliance
HAUPPAUGE, NY—New laws took effect recently regarding lead content in children’s products, including children’s books. The laws are based on requirements set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission. Muller Martini PerformancePlus stitching wire meets or exceeds those requirements.
A material data safety sheet is available by contacting the Muller Martini Parts Department at (888) 2-Muller. Muller customers can also contact their regional sales managers.
Cincinnati-based Seemless Design & Printing purchased a new Polar 78 XS cutter from Heidelberg.
Roswell Bookbinding, Phoenix, acquired a Thompson ValueLine stamping and embossing press, complementing eight other stamping presses currently in operation.
Printers Finishing, a woman-owned print finisher based in Baltimore, has added a Kluge EHD Series 14x22? press for foil stamping, embossing and diecutting.
Installing a Zund G3 digital diecutter has helped Egg Harbor Twp., NJ-based Print Art speed production with its ability to cut materials up to 2? thick.