Finishing - Digital

Graphic Technologies Installs Second Bobst SPanthera, Upgrades Diecutting Capabilities
November 27, 2007

NILES, IL—11/27/07—Graphic Technologies, a leading finisher to the graphic arts industry, and second largest in the US, recently installed a second Bobst SPanthera 106-LER Autoplaten® diecutter (with in-line blanking) to their metropolitan Chicago operation. This installation comes just three months after the installation of their first. This is the newest addition to their growing equipment list which now includes over 15 diecutters and foil stamping and embossing presses. In addition, Graphic Technologies offers a full compliment of finishing capabilities including folding, folding–gluing, laminating, kitting, in-house tool production and a full structural design lab. The new installation further enhances the company’s ability to efficiently

BIA Announces Product of Excellence Awards Call for Entries
October 12, 2007

PITTSBURGH— October 12, 2007—The Binding Industries Association (BIA) announced today its 2008 Product of Excellence Awards Call for Entries. From around the world, companies submit their best work to be judged against that of their peers. It’s time to see if your company has what it takes to reach the highest pinnacle in the industry—the Product of Excellence Award (POE). Winning this prestigious award assures that the industry recognizes your achievement, and that your colleagues, executives, customers, and partners know that your work is “the best of the best.” “Many new opportunities were achieved by my company after winning a POE; we had increased name recognition

GBC to Unveil Complete Line of Laminators for Low and Mid-range On-demand Print Markets
August 24, 2007

ADDISON, IL—August 2007—GBC, an ACCO Brands business (NYSE: ABD) and market leader in the manufacturing and distribution of binding and laminating products, will introduce the new 6028os and 730os laminators at Graph Expo 2007 in Chicago. Broadening their offerings to the Print On-demand Market, which already include the 620os and Delta, GBC intends these new units to fill the need for feature-heavy single-sided laminating systems. The 730os features a semi-automatic feeding system and integrated separator for continuous production by commercial printers, quick printers, copy shops, and reprographics shops. Designed for short to mid-range print runs from both digital color printers and offset presses, the 730os

Brandtjen & Kluge July, 2007 Installations
July 31, 2007

Sierra Printers, Inc. have installed a UniFold Automatic Folder/Gluer manufactured by Brandtjen & Kluge, Inc. Located in Bakersfield, CA, the print shop will primarily use their folder/gluer for converting pocket folders and small packaging items. Learn more about the Kluge UniFold at www.kluge.biz/unifold.htm Current, Inc. of Colorado Springs, CO, recently installed a Kluge EHF Series Press. They will use their new 14 x 22 press for foil stamping and embossing a range of applications including business cards, presentation folders and B2B products. Learn more about the Kluge EHF Series Press at www.kluge.biz/ehf.htm. Atlantic Packaging of Tabor City, NC, have installed a Kluge TXR-1100 Series

The Vatican Selects High-tech MBO Folder
July 7, 2007

WESTAMPTON, NJ— July 6, 2007 —The Pope’s printer designates MBO K 800 Perfection combination folder, with Navigator controlled fail-safe operation. Special challenge: high print runs and different types of paper. The Vatican printing house has ordered a folding machine from MBO for the first time. The K 800 Perfection combination folder comes with Navigator control including the innovative Vacuknife. This high-tech folder from the leading folding technology specialist will be installed in an environment that is both sophisticated and historically significant. The roots of the so-called “Tipografia Vaticana“ go back as far as the year 1587. Its collection and selection of fonts

Muller Martini to Present Live Demonstrations of Automated Press Delivery Technologies
June 15, 2007

HAUPPAUGE, NY— June 15, 2007—As visitors to Muller Martini’s Graph Expo booth #3863 will see, today’s advanced and highly automated press delivery technology can make workflow more efficient in a number of ways. The result can be reduced operational costs, and ultimately, increased profits. During the Graph Expo show, Muller Martini will be presenting live demonstrations of a press delivery configuration consisting of a Topveyor overhead conveyor, along with the company’s new Preciso rotary trimmer, and a Vivo horizontal log bundler. “The ability to process printed products between press and finishing in the fastest, most reliable and least labor-intensive way can significantly increase profitability for

At Graph Expo, Muller Martini to Present Live Demonstrations of Automated Press Delivery Technologies
June 6, 2007

HAUPPAUGE, NY—06/15/07—As visitors to Muller Martini’s Graph Expo booth #3863 will see, today’s advanced and highly automated press delivery technology can make workflow more efficient in a number of ways. The result can be reduced operational costs, and ultimately, increased profits. During the Graph Expo show, Muller Martini will be presenting live demonstrations of a press delivery configuration consisting of a Topveyor overhead conveyor, along with the company’s new Preciso rotary trimmer, and a Vivo horizontal log bundler. “The ability to process printed products between press and finishing in the fastest, most reliable and least labor-intensive way can significantly increase profitability for printers and binderies,

BINDERY matters
June 1, 2007

New Diecutter a Plus for Northern Ohio CLEVELAND—After spending upward of $10,000 a month to outsource its diecutting work, Northern Ohio Printing decided to pull those jobs back in-house with the acquisition of a KAMA TS 74-60HF diecutter with foil stamping and embossing features. Gary Chmielewski, president and owner of Northern Ohio Printing, notes the new gear has begun to create a profitable niche market for itself. Thus far, the company has logged more than 40 diecutting, foil stamping and embossing jobs on the KAMA. Northern Ohio specializes in short- to medium-run commercial printing, with runs between 100 and 5,000 pieces for foil stamping and

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May 3, 2007

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BINDERY matters
March 1, 2007

Western States Nabs New Cutter BUTLER, WI—Western States Envelope & Label installed a new Polar 155 XT in its cutting department here, replacing an older model. Since installing the paper cutter a few months ago, the company has experienced less downtime and faster turnaround. These results are important to the success of this 24 hour-a-day plant, which produces more than seven million envelopes each day. Because of these results, Western States’ Ohio division decided to increase its capacity by purchasing a new Polar 155 XT, as well. The company, founded in 1908, has divisions in Wisconsin, Kentucky, Ohio and Minnesota, with more than 700 employees