"There are a few turned-edge machines out there," notes General Manager Phil Schlaegel, "but they are few and far between, and they aren't as new or as automated as ours."
This unusual piece of equipment is just what Coyne Graphic Finishing was looking for, considering the company bills itself as doing work that is mostly out of the ordinary. The finisher doesn't bind, saddlestitch, fold or cut. As a "finisher's finisher," Coyne specializes in such services as laminating, large-format diecutting, routing, etc.
And now that its capabilities include turned-edge binding, calls are coming in from as far away as California--which is a feat in itself, considering most of Coyne's customers are in Ohio, West Virginia, Pennsylvania and Indiana.
"The word is getting out," says Schlaegel. "In fact, the customer from California was referred by one of our competitors who didn't do turned-edge binding. The new equipment is opening a lot of doors for us; we're getting more and more quotes all the time."
C&P Aligns with Knorr Systeme
PATERSON, NJ--Colter & Peterson (C&P) has formed a strategic partnership with Knorr Systeme to provide C&P peripheral paper handling equipment for its network of dealers around the world.
Colter & Peterson sought a new partner to supply its peripheral equipment because this equipment was no longer available from its former supplier. Since C&P was already familiar with the full range of equipment available from Knorr Systeme, company execs say the partnership was a natural fit for both companies.
"In working together with Knorr Systeme, we can now offer our mutual customers packages of equipment that include our new Saber and Prism-HPM cutting machines together with new Knorr Systeme peripheral equipment," says Bruce Peterson, president of Colter & Peterson. "C&P will continue to be able to offer its customers complete paper handling systems, including air tables, stack lifts, joggers, grippers and unloaders from Knorr Systeme."