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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

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,