Finishing - Digital

Standard Horizon to Feature Intelligent Postpress Automation
May 6, 2008

ANDOVER, MA—May 6, 2008—Under the theme “Think Intelligent Automation,” Horizon International will showcase a broad range of highly automated post press solutions at Drupa 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany. With headquarters in Kyoto, Japan, Horizon has 550 employees and operates the largest facility in the world devoted to manufacturing folders, binders, collators, stitchers and cutters. “Intelligent Automation” refers to Horizon’s longstanding development philosophy, built on deep technical expertise in all finishing processes combined with a comprehensive understanding of the critical operator steps needed to produce professional-quality cut sheets, folded signatures, saddlestitched booklets, and perfect bound books. For example, some automated folders still

Kama Machine Opens New Horizons for A3 Finishing
April 23, 2008

DRESDEN, GERMANY—23 April 2008—A world premier: the Dresden-based KAMA GmbH is presenting the first automatic flat-bed die cutter for the A3 format. On display from May 29 until June 11 at its booth (Hall 3/D31) at the industry trade fair “drupa 2008” in Düsseldorf, the brand new KAMA ProCut 53 is a true all-rounder for the 530 x 400 mm format. This die cutter carries out applications such as die cutting, creasing, perforating, kiss-cutting and finishing with cold embossing and Braille. A hot-foil stamping module is currently being developed. “The finishing of print products is becoming a mega trend,” says KAMA CEO Marcus Tralau

Muller Martini to Present a New Generation of Machines
April 23, 2008

HAUPPAUGE, NY—4/23/08—Recently, you may have noticed ads featuring a bright blue tree standing in a green landscape. Underneath the tree is the phrase “Grow with us.” Muller Martini has been using this message to arouse the curiosity of drupa visitors, indicating that attendees to the show can expect something very special, something very new at the Muller Martini booth in Hall 14 / B38. The drupa show takes place in Düsseldorf, Germany, May 29-June 11, 2008. As a symbol of strength, durability and constant renewal, the tree embodies key Muller Martini values such as partnership, trust, quality and sustainable profitability as well

Polar has Ideas and Turns Them into Solutions
April 22, 2008

HOFHEIM, GERMANY—04/22/08—Polar, a manufacturer of high-speed cutters worldwide, will be represented at the drupa 2008 with an innovative and complete line of machines in Hall 1, Stand A 02, a total of 48 machines with 7 gripper systems, of which 11 are high-speed cutters as well as 2 automated cutters. This equipment will be shown on approximately 1,000 square metres. The machines and systems are divided into four areas: • Ideas for cutting/trimming • Ideas for automation • Ideas for label production • Ideas for networking for various applications. POLAR therefore addresses customers with different technical requirements and supports them with new ideas. When

The Future is Color: Huncolor from Hunkeler
April 17, 2008

WIKON, SWITZERLAND—04/17/08—Besides presenting lines at its booth, Hunkeler will also showcase a number of lines with well known printer and inserting partners. Hunkeler will demonstrate its considerable know-how in the areas of Digital Pre/Postfinishing and Web-Finishing. With the introduction of the new brand “huncolor-ready” Hunkeler recognizes the trend to color in digital high speed printing, seen especially in the transactional and transpromotional segments. Among the new systems will be the FM6, a combination module for plow folding and web merging in one machine for the direct mail market, as well as the WM6-Uneven, a slit-merge solution for the dynamic production of jobs with

KAMA to Debut New ProFold 74 Finishing Folder and Enhanced ‘Hybrid’ ProCut 74 Cutter
April 3, 2008

DRESDEN, GERMANY—April 3, 2008—KAMA GmbH will introduce a newly developed offline solution for digital print processing and finishing at the drupa 2008 trade fair May 29-June 11 in Düsseldorf, Germany. The future-oriented KAMA ProFold 74 finishing folder-gluer will have its world premier in Hall 3, Booth D 31. Job printers, book binders and trade binderies will appreciate how quickly and simply the versatile KAMA ProFold 74 creates intricate cross folders, ticket pockets and mailing envelopes, CD cases and capacity folders. A unique tool mounting grid (patent pending) enables tools to be rapidly positioned in any desired order, ensuring short set-up times and quick

BINDERY matters
April 1, 2008

Paper Drill Receives Warm Welcome CHICAGO—Chuck Nestor and James Kelly with Apollo Printing, of Newport News, VA, attended Graph Expo 2007 looking to buy a new paper drill. They found the one they were looking for at the Rollem International booth. The printing execs selected a PB-16, which is a heavy-duty drill with up to 15 drilling heads, making it ideal for most applications, including mechanical binding patterns and multiple-up work. The new PB-16 was installed in February. Bobst Readies for Drupa, Direction ’08 ROSELAND, NJ—At Drupa 2008, Bobst Group’s Folding Carton and Flexible Materials divisions will showcase a wide range of products,

Duplo’s Range Of New Products and Flexibile Finishing Solutions to Take Center Stage in Düsseldorf
March 14, 2008

SANTA ANA, CA—March 14, 2008—Duplo will use this year’s drupa to unveil a range of new products and innovative modular finishing configurations which will allow printers to introduce sophisticated value-added finishing processes to their customer offerings. Visitors to the exhibition will see for the first time Duplo’s unique DC-645 Production Color Finisher with a new knife folder, adding further application possibilities to the already versatile slit, cut and crease machine. drupa will also see the first showing of the intelligent DSF-5000 high speed dynamic document sheet feeder; Duplo’s new PUR DPB-500 Perfect Binder as well as the launch of the new mid-range

Mid Island Bindery — Bucking Bindery Trends
March 1, 2008

WHAT IS this strange-looking thing? Bob Geier wondered aloud, when a customer stopped by (circa 1987) and handed him a small, round piece of plastic. “I’d never seen anything like it before,” recalls Geier, owner of Farmingdale, NY-based Mid Island Bindery. “The customer said it was a compact disc, and that it was going to be huge someday. “That was a milestone year for us,” Geier notes. “We worked hard with our customer to produce the books that accompanied every compact disc at greater speeds then they were currently being produced and hold all the specifications required by the final assembler.” Mid Island produced

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