Bobst Group North America

The Garvey Group — All Under Four Roofs
February 1, 2008

MANY SUCCESSFUL companies will point to a new piece of equipment or the introduction of a service offering as being the catalyst behind their success. Seldom do you hear about the benefits of dropping an offering, but there are certainly examples of companies receiving a shot in the arm after shedding one of their components. The Garvey Group was hardly on life support when it decided to make a fundamental change in 2004. The Niles, IL-based printer boasts four facilities, annual sales of roughly $46 million, and one of the most diverse product and service portfolios in the game. But, even with a wide

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

August 1, 2007

Group Visits KBA’s German Head­quarters RADEBEUL, GERMANY—KBA North America invited a select number of U.S. and Canadian printers, as well as industry journalists, to visit its headquarters and sheetfed press manufacturing facility here recently. The group was treated to a behind-the-scenes look at the factory assembly hall; the R&D facility; product demonstrations on the new-generation, 41˝ Rapida 105 five-over-five perfector press and the large-format, 56˝ Rapida 142 four-over-four perfector; and visits to several area printers that are utilizing KBA presses in sophisticated markets. Time was also spent sightseeing in Dresden and Leipzig. “Our open house in Germany provided printers with an in-depth education on

New Gravure Press Showcased at Bobst Open House
June 6, 2007

LAUSANNE, SWITZERLAND—06/06/07—The latest Bobst gravure printing line, the Lemanic Delta, was shown in live demonstration to 120 international visitors during the recent “Bobst Web Fed Solutions” Open House, held at Bobst’s Mex, Switzerland plant in May 2007. Part of the gravure press product line, the Lemanic Delta meets the differing requirements and applications of the gravure print market - ranging from tobacco to general folding cartons. As a leader in the industry, the Bobst Web Fed Solutions product line represents almost 70 years of experience servicing customers worldwide and has established “Best Practices” in the field of printing and in-line converting. The Lemanic Delta (Delta

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

December 1, 2006

American Firms Win High Honors BUDAPEST, HUNGARY—Winners of the Sappi International Printers of the Year awards for 2006 were announced at a gala event held here at the Museum of Applied Arts. The nine winners were chosen from 33 finalists in the following categories: annual reports, books, brochures, calendars, catalogs, general print, magazines, packaging and labels, and printer’s own promotion. North American firms bringing home the cast bronze elephant trophy included Nahan Printing, St. Cloud, MN, for its Bergdorf Goodman Magazine Resort/Holiday 2005 in the magazines category and Cenveo Anderson Lithograph, City of Commerce, CA, for the 2006 Cadillac XLR brochure in the brochures

BINDERY matters
November 1, 2006

Bobst Providing Bindery Direction ROSELAND, NJ—Intrigued by barbecues under the stars, a car show and rally—and yes, let’s not forget binding and finishing gear—roughly 450 people from 171 different plants made their way here for the Direction ’06 Open House sponsored by Bobst Group USA. The show, held September 21-26 at Bobst’s Demonstration and Training Center, showcased the company’s folding carton and commercial printing solutions for customers and prospects alike. A total of nine Bobst technologies were on display. On the commercial printing end, diecutters such as the SPanthera 106-LER, SPeria 106-E and the SPrintera 145-PER drew attention from visitors, along with the SPeria Foilmaster 102. Jerry

Winners from Bobst’s Direction ’06 Drawing Announced
October 18, 2006

ROSELAND, NJ—Over 450 visitors including representatives from over 171 folding carton makers participated in the recent Bobst Direction ’06. The folding carton open house was held September 21st through 26th at Bobst’s Roseland, New Jersey Training and Demo Center. In addition to seeing the latest in folding carton equipment and technology, visitors entered for the chance to win prizes from the Suppliers Punch Game Drawing and the Daily Raffle Drawing. Three lucky visitors took home American Express Gift Checks from the Suppliers Punch Game Drawing. They were; Robert Pascarella, HSM Packaging, Syracuse, NY (1st Place); Eileen Vincent, RLR Foil Stamping, Passaic, NJ (2nd Place); Pat

BINDERY matters
August 1, 2006

Stitcher Makes Debut at Steffy BROWNSTOWN, PA—Steffy Printing, a full-service commercial printer, recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher to keep up with its customers’ quicker turnaround needs. Bindery Upgrade Made in Northwest KENT, WA—ESP Printing updated its bindery equipment with the addition of a Bravo-T saddlestitcher from Muller Martini. Bobst Group USA Plans Open House ROSELAND, NJ—Bobst Group USA has set September 21-26 for its Direction ’06 folding carton open house, conference, seminars and trade fair. “This will be our biggest Direction event yet,” promises Chris Raney, Bobst vice president for folding carton. “We’ve added a number of new features including some very topical breakout session seminars. We

August 1, 2006

A TRADITION of providing quality services and a bloodline in the graphic arts industry have allowed Niles, IL-based JohnsByrne Co. to continually expand and move into new business areas. Founded in 1959 by John B. Gustafson, along with his parents John E. and Marie Byrne Gustafson, the company got its start as a shop on Printer’s Row in Chicago. The printer’s moniker was created by taking two Johns—the first name of both father and son—combined with Marie’s maiden name, Byrne. So the company known as JohnsByrne was born, along with a mission to provide superior printing solutions and outstanding customer service. That focus is carried