Binding and finishing company news from Printing Impressions' November 2009 edition.
Countless binding and finishing technology providers were candid in their positive assessments of how the scene went down in McCormick Place South. It wasn’t all cartwheels and champagne popping, but this year’s Graph Expo did exceed the expectations of many.
MARIETTA, GA—08/17/08—Rima-System will present its newest product offerings at booth 3075 at the upcoming Graph Expo from October 26-29. With more than 9,000 stackers sold and hundreds of system installations worldwide, RIMASYSTEM has established itself as a leading supplier of postpress equipment. The product line includes conveying, trimming, lift stacking, log stacking and palletizing and ranges from single delivery applications to completely automated systems. “We‘re looking forward to Graph Expo 2008 as one of the most important exhibitions for our company” says Mark Legac, Vice President, Sales & Marketing of Rima-System in North America ,“especially in light of the significant growth we’ve seen
BOGOGNO, ITALY—As August 1st, 2008, all Rima-System Project Centres now sell, service & support on a exclusive basis all Civiemme log stacking solutions. Having two of the world leading postpress technologies under one roof will be a great opportunity for all customers. On one side you will have access to optimized solutions for every application and at the same time the service and support through your local Dealer and your Rima-System Project Centre will make sure that you exploit your presses the best possible way. This new and exciting situation has become possible by founding Civiemme-System, a new Italian company which is part of
THE ROLLER coaster twisted from one side of the Muller Martini booth to the other, an improbably long snake piercing the air in an exhibition hall mostly filled with floor-dwelling equipment. This machine was certainly no bottom feeder—more specifically, it was a top feeder, the Topveyor 365 overhead conveyor. At times an overhead conveyor was needed to circumvent the crowds choking the aisles during Graph Expo 2007 in Chicago. But the patron flow was volatile, and there were periods where one could walk down some of the back aisles of the McCormick Place South Hall without bumping into a poster-toting gawker. . .of which
MARIETTA, GA—06/14/07—Rima System is pleased to announce the addition of Mark Legac to the North American team as Vice President of Sales & Marketing. Mark brings a number of years of postpress equipment experience to the Rima System Atlanta office, and will be responsible for coordinating the continued growth of this expanding market. “I am very excited to begin this new opportunity with Rima System at this period in their growth and market expansion”, Legac said. “I have been particularly impressed with the company’s latest automation technology offerings, and I look forward to working with the whole Rima System team as we continue
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
Gämmerler will launch the BL 408 bindery stacker for use behind saddlestitchers, perfect binders, folders and inserters. Features wide format range, two-stage stacking system and a low copy drop height. The infeed is equipped with four top belts and eight bottom belts. Visit www.piworld.com/infocenter and enter number 381 Goss International will unveil its Pacesetter 2200 and 2500 saddlestitchers. The systems feature servo-driven hoppers and excel at quick makereadies. The Pacesetter 2200 system completes up to 22,000 books per hour. The Pacesetter 2500 model features a dual stitcher and a 25,000 books per hour capacity. Visit www.piworld.com/infocenter and enter number
Installation Helps Bring in More Work MANCHESTER, MA—Cricket Press recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher. As a result of the new equipment, the full-service printer reports it is no longer outsourcing large jobs and is now taking in binding work from other printers. Customer Event Held on Long Island HAUPPAUGE, NY—Muller Martini hosted an open house March 22nd, providing an opportunity for customers to experience the high-speed Corona perfect binder in action. The event, held at Muller Martini’s Corporate Training Center on Long Island, was attended by printers and binders from throughout the country. Attendees learned about the Corona’s features, including: menu-guided operation and
Landmark Stacker Installed at Vertis BALTIMORE—Vertis Inc., owner of more than 50 stackers from RIMA-SYSTEM, has ordered an RS 36 compensating stacker—the 8,000th such machine installed worldwide. Shown here celebrating the landmark purchase are, from the left, Pat Frey and Linda McClure from Vertis Inc. with Horst Steinhart, president of RIMA-SYSTEM. Mailing System Is a Match at Jersey Firm SWEDESBORO, NJ—Direct Group, a provider in the high-volume, time-sensitive segment of the direct mail industry, has added Lake Image Systems' IntegraVision and IntegraJet systems for document matching and in-line envelope personalization on its new high-speed mail inserting equipment for its new Direct Match mail matching capability. IntegraVision ensures