Standard Finishing Systems

Standard Finishing Debuts KAS Mail Inserters
October 23, 2008

ANDOVER, MA—October 26, 2008—Standard Finishing Systems will introduce the Standard KAS Mailmaster 465HS and 465 Compact Mail Inserters at Graph Expo in Chicago, October 26-29. Mailmaster inserting systems have an international reputation for quick job changeover, superior document feeding capability, touch screen controls, and high productivity. Other features include configuration flexibility for custom applications and optional state-of-the-art optical scanning capability for document security and integrity.

Standard Hunkeler Solutions On the Move at Graph Expo
October 20, 2008

ANDOVER, MA—October 20, 2008—Standard Finishing Systems will show a comprehensive portfolio of Standard Hunkeler unwinding, cutting, stacking and rewinding solutions in partnership with leading continuous-feed digital print suppliers – including InfoPrint Solutions Company, Kodak, Océ, Screen and Xerox – throughout the hall at Graph Expo. These various solutions are tailored to meet the application requirements of the commercial print, print on demand, book publishing, transactional printing, and direct mail industries.

Jeco Pallets Featured in Many Booths
October 16, 2008

PLAINFIELD, IN—October 2008—Pallets from Jeco Plastic Products—designer and manufacturer of plastic pallets and containers for the worldwide printing and automotive industries since 1973—are featured on several stands at Graph Expo 2008.  The company is furnishing pallets to a variety of exhibitors, and Jeco Plastic Products pallets may be seen in the exhibit areas of Autobond (booth 104), Brausse (booth 2224), Heidelberg (booth 1200), Sakurai (booth 3037), and Standard Finishing Systems (booth 2246).  Pallets from Jeco Plastic Products are rotationally molded of linear low density polyethylene to provide both impact resistance and rigidity, and are available in a wide range of colors.

Standard Horizon to Feature Intelligent Automation
October 14, 2008

ANDOVER, MA—October 14, 2008—Under the theme “Think Intelligent Automation,” Standard Finishing Systems will showcase a broad range of highly automated post press, paper handling and inserting solutions at Graph Expo, Oct. 26 – 29 in Chicago.

Standard Features New AccuBindPro2 Binding System
October 14, 2008

ANDOVER, MA—October 14, 2008—Standard will showcase its newest desktop thermal tape binding system, the AccuBindPro2 at Graph Expo in Chicago, October 26-29, 2008 in booth #2246. The AccuBindPro2 marks the latest entry in Standard’s expanding line of powerful and productive desktop document binding systems.

August 1, 2008

Allegra Names Heidelberg USA ‘Supplier of the Year’ Winner NORTHVILLE, MI—Allegra Network honored Heidelberg USA with the Supplier of the Year award at its 2008 Allegra Network convention. Allegra Network franchise members vote to choose the winner. In April 2007, Heidelberg served as host for Allegra Network’s annual summit trip to Heidelberg, Germany. More than 160 of Allegra Network’s top franchise members participated in the event. The Allegra Network consists of Allegra Print & Imaging, American Speedy Printing Centers, Insty-Prints and Signs Now. Multi-City Road Show Deemed a Success MINNEAPOLIS, MN—Buhrs Americas and Lake Image Systems teamed up and headed for the road

Standard Hunkeler Unwinds New Paper Handling Solutions
May 12, 2008

ANDOVER, MA— May 12, 2008—Hunkeler AG, a world leader in high-performance paper handling systems, will show a comprehensive portfolio of unwinding, rewinding, cutting, merging, stacking, and web finishing solutions throughout the halls at drupa 2008 in Dusseldorf, Germany. Fourteen different industry-leading digital print and mail inserting system suppliers will show versatile Hunkeler solutions tailored to meet the application requirements of the commercial print, book publishing, data center, transpromotional, financial print, direct mail, and label markets. The new Standard Hunkeler Gen6 series unwinders, rewinders, fanfolders, cutters, double-cutters and stackers will take center stage at drupa. Designed to work with high-speed digital printers

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

March 1, 2008

Goss Recognized For Global Resources Management BOSTON—At its Manufacturing in the 21st Century Summit held here recently, The Aberdeen Group presented the Performance Excellence Award to Goss International. The award recognizes Goss for excellence in managing global resources to meet complex, engineer-to-order (ETO) manufacturing requirements—citing its manufacturing operations, supply chain management and information technology support that contribute to exceptional product performance. Böwe Bell + Howell has entered into an agreement in principle to acquire OPEX Corp.’s Postal Technologies division, which includes a line of mail sorters and software products. The company will also assume all of OPEX Postal Technologies’ maintenance and licensing

February 1, 2008

Kevin Joyce—Eastman Kodak’s managing director of the Graphic Communications Group (GCG) for the United States and Canada (US&C)—has been named a company vice president and chief marketing officer of the GCG. David Wigfield, who was the managing director of GCG’s business in the United Kingdom, has been tapped to fill Joyce’s former position. Elinor Midlik, president of Prime UV Systems, received the 2007 Harold W. Gegenheimer Award for industry service by an individual. Midlik was honored because of her active involvement on the association’s Show Policy, Strategic Planning, and Programs and Meetings committees. The new vice president and general manager of xpedx Printing