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Spartanics M510 Compact Card Punching System Unveiled
May 29, 2008

DRUPA—May 29, 2008— Spartanics M510 Compact Card Punching System is now available worldwide. The Spartanics M510 is a very low-cost plastic card punching system specifically designed for the requirements of printers, card manufacturers, and others producing small volumes (e.g. 5,000 –86,000/day) of hotel keys, loyalty cards, phone cards, gift cards, membership cards, and other plastic cards in standard CR80 formats. Paul Dirienzo, Spartanics Director of Engineering, says, “This inexpensive plastic card punching system is geared to allow newcomers to take advantage of the highly profitable card manufacturing niches for an initial investment in the 10’s of 1000’s dollars range instead

BINDERY matters
October 1, 2007

Quad Taps Goss at Graph Expo SUSSEX, WI—Quad/Graphics will add six new high-productivity Goss finishing systems at various facilities in the United States over the next 12 months. The order, announced during Graph Expo in Chicago last month, includes Pace-setter 2500 saddlestitchers and Universalbinder adhesive binders. Quad/Graphics has installed more than 100 Pacesetter and Universalbinder finishing systems since 1980. “We are investing continuously in finishing operations to give our customers the fastest and most efficient technology available, as well as unique opportunities to add value to their printed products,” notes Bill Graushar, vice president of finishing at Quad/Graphics. “We have a long-standing history of working with

Spartanics Introduces Laser-Smart Control System
August 20, 2007

Spartanics announces the introduction of the Spartanics Laser-Smart Control System, an integrated system for laser cutting control that relies on smart sensing mechanisms. The Spartanics Laser-Smart Control System allows single operators to manage all laser cutting related operations simultaneously. Features of the Laser-Smart Control System include— • Software that constantly monitors registration, web control, laser power, laminating, and slitting; • Smart sensing and continuous monitoring of machine and material status, including preset operator alarms and automatic shut-offs when needed; • Real-time display of production run status; • Programming of run length and system to automatically shut-off at completion of run. Spartanics Laser-Smart Control

GRAPH EXPO 2007 Pre-Show Product Preview
August 1, 2007

Here’s an exclusive, PRE-SHOW PREVIEW showcasing new products submitted by many of the exhibitors that will be displaying their wares next month in Chicago. Colter & Peterson will showcase the BASA 3, which features an automatic jogging system that can automatically form layers of printed sheets, align them accurately and transport them to the subsequent cutting process. The BASA 3 is appropriate for paper from 16-lb. bond to 125-lb. tag, and is effective when combined with a modern, rear-table-feeding system. Existing gripper transport systems can be retrofitted. Visit enter #377 MBO America will introduce the Super KTZ, featuring a knife-folding unit that

GRAPH EXPO 2006: Binding & Finishing — Binding Agreements
November 1, 2006

ULTIMATELY, THE common goal among the manufacturers and suppliers of finishing and bindery equipment at Graph Expo (and any trade show, for that matter) is to place their equipment in as many shops as possible. But, as a commerce vehicle, companies displaying their wares approach the annual Chicago event with different goals in mind. Every year there’s a degree of spin doctoring that takes place in the trade press. A show’s attendance can drop 20 percent as tumbleweeds bounce off stitchers and binders, but some writers will rave about how many of the leads were high quality. Frankly, it’s generally 50/50 or slightly in

May 1, 2006

Stora Enso has announced the opening of its new Southern California regional distribution center in Montebello, just south of Los Angeles. Len Cammalleri is MAN Roland’s new district sales manager in New York and New Jersey. He has held senior sales and management posts with Hell Graphic Systems, Linotype, Polaroid and Hewlett-Packard. Meanwhile, Gerald Whitlow takes over as district sales manager in Georgia, Tennessee and Kentucky. Diamond Holding Corp. has appointed Matt Greene to the position of technical sales representative. Greene will join the telemarketing department and will be responsible for nationwide sales of the Diamond Express product line. KBA North America has named

BINDERY matters
January 1, 2006

Open House Offers Look at New Gear ROLLING MEADOWS, IL—Spartanics held its fourth annual open house in suburban Chicago recently, featuring the North American debut of the new Spartanics Klemm laser cut diecutting system. Two participatory forums were offered to attendees on the subjects of "Introduction to Digital Diecutting" and "Feed Users Forum." Finishing Safety Standards Adopted The American National Standards Institute (ANSI) has approved ANSI B65.2-2005, Graphic technology-Safety requirements for binding and finishing systems and equipment. This standard revises and replaces the 1999 edition, and is currently available from NPES. The standard addresses mechanical safety issues such as motion controls, guarding against hazards, and warning

October 1, 2005

Jetrion will move into a new 35,000-square-foot facility in Ypsilanti, MI, in early 2006. The company also has announced the addition of Pitman Co. as a distributor of its ink-jet systems and inks. Kompac, a division of Day International, is celebrating the successful installation of its 100,000th Kompac automatic dampening system. In other news, the company announced the addition of three new team members: Mike Scaglione as director of sales worldwide; Charles Gray as director of supply chain management; and Carmen Costa as marketing manager. Böwe Bell + Howell has launched its Website,, offering an expanded product line and supported by a 24-hour

March 1, 2005

Banta to Sell Healthcare Group MENASHA, WI—Banta Corp. has reached an agreement to sell the assets of single-use healthcare products subsidiary Banta Healthcare Group to an affiliate of Fidelity Capital Investors for $67 million in cash. The deal is expected to close by the end of the first quarter. Fidelity is a private equity investment division of Boston-based Fidelity Strategic Investments. In a separate deal related to the divestiture, Banta sold its warehouse in Rialto, CA, to a California real estate investment company for $7 million. Phoenix Color Closes Division CHICAGO—Phoenix Color has authorized the closure of its Book Technology Park division and the sale of its

ACROSS the nation
March 1, 2003

Printer Sees Repair Savings BLOOMINGTON, IL—Bloomington Offset Process Inc. (BOPI) was the first printer in the nation to use MAN Roland's E-Eyes remote diagnostic tool to eliminate the need for a service call. Thomas Mercier, CEO and president of the company says E-Eyes saved BOPI thousands in expenses and repair costs. california IRVINE—A six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Model 3F-16 sheetfed press with tower coater and extended delivery has been installed at Mybar Printing, replacing two six-year-old 40˝ presses at the $12 million, full-service commercial printer. Also on order is a four-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R perfector with coater. OXNARD—A high-speed Spartanics batching system has been