Outsert Folder Handles Larger Sheet Sizes
EVANSVILLE, IN--Cortegra Group, an ISO 9001-certified provider of pharmaceutical printing and packaging services, continues its investments in a new facility, along with its latest equipment addition, a Vijuk MV-2005 outsert system.
According to Plant Manager John Miles, "The new large-format, servo-driven, high-speed folding system, which has the capability to fold up to 130 folded panels, permits accurate folding with the use of an electronic water-score system and provides enhanced flatness through pressing units.
"These features provide customers with the option to keep the same size insert/outsert, while starting out with a larger size sheet--which is necessary to meet the new FDA label ruling, requiring larger size font printing on new products. It also has full barcode scanning for inserts and outserts," he adds.
Turned-Edge Binding Turns a Pretty Profit
MOUNT VERNON, OH--Coyne Graphic Finishing has added turned-edge binding, which company execs claim is a service available from very few sources throughout North America.
"Turned-edge binding is used primarily in the production of single-piece binders, joint multi-flap or milled folders and book covers," explains Kevin Coyne, president. "It is an extensive operation that involves a number of separate finishing processes. These may include any combination of precision spotting and gluing of the cover material to the board, creasing of the cover material and the board substrate, and turning in of the edges, as well as roller pressing and output functions."
Built by CMC in Italy, the new system features one-pass, automatic corner folding, hot and cold glue compatibility, and programmable creasing, which gives Coyne a number of production options for turned-edge projects, such as game boards and sample boards (that display product samples like carpet and siding). It accommodates all types of creases, including multi-crease spines. It can crease as many as 100 positions per board and stores up to 100 creasing programs.
"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."
Bindery 'Dupped,' Sister FirmsCreate Promising Niche Business
ROCHESTER, NY--Rochester Binding & Finishing (RBF), a trade binder in upstate New York, created an offshoot company, layerONE media, to add CD and DVD duplication to its capabilities. By leveraging RBF's finishing capabilities, the two firms are offering complete packaging solutions (practically under one roof, since layerONE is operating in a facility near RBF).
Rudy Warren, CEO of RBF, is president of the new company, with Jeff Favalo serving as operations manager and Nancy Schwach as sales representative.
"We've recently become aware of a growing demand for duplication of audio CDs, data CD-ROMs and DVDs," says Warren. "Our customers produce an array of manuals, marketing collateral and retail products that frequently incorporate CDs or DVDs as part of the package. For that reason, we see this new venture complementing our existing business in a way that will serve the marketplace and leverage our growth."
Baltimore-based Victor Graphics purchased a new Wenzhou Qunying UV coater, a three-knife attachment for its Muller Martini Acoro A7 trimmer, a dedicated linen-embossed laminator, a Hunkeler EG auto tipper, Uline counting scales and an additional Conflex E-250 auto shrink wrap machine.
Ocean State Book Binding, of Providence, RI, has installed a new Bobst Commercial 106 diecutter and added a 2,000-square-foot expansion to accommodate the new machine and additional workflow.
Corporate Visual Communications, of Dallas, installed a Muller Martini Presto saddlestitcher configured with six pockets and a cover feeder.
Waite Park, MN-based Palmer Printing added a Polar 137 cutting system from Heidelberg.
East Hanover, NJ-based Adams Addressing Associates purchased a high-speed SM-15 envelope inserting machine from Sitma U.S.A.
Wizard Graphics, Chico, CA, invested in a new Heidelberg Stahlfolder USA B26 folder.
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