Standard Finishing Systems

Bradford & Bigelow — Company on a Mission
January 1, 2008

LIKE TIGER Woods reading the greens on the 18th hole of the U.S. Open, John Galligan is a man who exhibits unflappable focus. Galligan, the president of Newburyport, MA-based Bradford & Bigelow (B&B), knows what it takes to be successful as a book printer, and that entails keeping it simple. This $25 million printer, nestled about 30 miles north of Boston, specializes in one- and two-color 81⁄2x11˝ book production for the highly competitive elementary, high school (el-hi) and college textbook market. No four-color casebound, coffee table, 6x9˝ or 7x9˝ products. If ever a company embodied the definition of “niche,” it would be

Phillips Printing — Passionate by Accident
January 1, 2008

ABSOLUTELY NOT! That was Jody Phillips’ response when his parents asked him to help at their newly opened print shop. Phillips, a college student at the time, was not going to be drawn into the family business. He had big plans for his future, and they did not involve being a printer. However, being the good son, he eventually (but begrudgingly) agreed to help them. . .but only for the summer. But, one summer is all it took. Phillips fell in love with the craft, the technology and the opportunity. And, the rest is history. That was 1984. Today, Phillips owns the small Ocala,

January 1, 2008

Penn Graphics’ Owners Donate Pennsylvania Farmland for Preservation HAMBURG, PA—By adding more than 100 acres to the total, the enrollment of Benjamin and Patricia Scheffler’s farm into Berks County’s Agricultural Conservation Easement program enabled it to surpass the 50,000 acres preserved milestone. The property is also home to Penn Graphics Equipment, which is owned by the Scheffler family. (Ben is retired from the firm.) State and local government officials, county farmers, agricultural business owners, local media and dozens of invited guests were on hand at a recent event marking the Schefflers’ commitment. Currently, Pennsylvania leads the nation in farmland preservation with more

Standard Finishing Systems Receives 2007 Gegenheimer Award
November 7, 2007

ANDOVER, MA— November 7, 2007­—Standard Finishing Systems, a leading supplier of post-press and paper handling solutions, received the 2007 Gegenheimer Corporate Award for industry service from NPES, the Association for Suppliers of Printing, Publishing and Converting Technologies, on November 4 at the NPES 2007 Annual Conference in San Diego, CA. “I’m pleased to accept this prestigious award on behalf of all Standard employees,” said David Reny, Managing Director, Standard Finishing Systems. “It’s a real compliment to the dedication and service of our entire organization.” Named in honor of former Baldwin Technology Company Chairman Harold W. Gegenheimer, these annual awards recognize one company and one individual

Dozen Enter Soderstrom Society
October 1, 2007

CHICAGO—The Paramus, NJ-based NAPL honored 12 printing industry leaders with induction into the Soderstrom Society during a pre-Graph Expo gala held September 8 at the Art Institute of Chicago. The event also celebrated NAPL’s 75th anniversary. The 2007 inductees are: Dale Aigner, owner, Bentley Printing & Graphics, Garden Grove, CA; Robert Carew, retiring president, Action Printing, Fond du Lac, WI; Craig Dellinger, general manager/partner, New Haven Print & Copy, Fort Wayne, IN; Bill Gavigan, executive vice president/CFO, PDQ Print Center, Scranton, PA; Steve Hayes, president/CEO, Omaha Printing, Omaha, NE; Kevin Joyce, managing director, Kodak, Norwalk, CT; Keith Kemp, president, Xerographic Digital Printing, Orlando, FL; Francis

GE07: Binding and Finishing — Quest for Automation
October 1, 2007

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

Twelve Industry Leaders Named to NAPL Soderstrom Society
August 7, 2007

PARAMUS, NJ—AUGUST 8, 2007 – NAPL (, the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management, will induct eight graphic communications industry leaders into its Walter E. Soderstrom Society during a special Soderstrom Society gala, on Saturday, September 8, 2007, at the Art Institute of Chicago. The event also marks the start of a year-long celebration of NAPL’s upcoming 75th Anniversary (1933-2008). Named for the late Walter E. Soderstrom, one of the founders of NAPL, the Soderstrom Society is an honors organization that provides industry leaders with the opportunity to exchange ideas, suggest improved practices, and recognize the contributions of their peers, including

David R. Reny to Be Inducted into NAPL Soderstrom Society
August 6, 2007

ANDOVER, MA— August 6, 2007—The Soderstrom Society of NAPL, the trade association for excellence in graphic communications management, has announced that it will induct David R. Reny, Managing Director of Standard Finishing Systems, into its prestigious Walter E. Soderstrom Society at the Associaton’s annual dinner meeting on Saturday, Sept. 8, 2007, the eve of GRAPH EXPO®. Named for the late Walter E. Soderstrom, one of the founders of NAPL, the Soderstrom Society provides industry leaders with the opportunity to exchange ideas, suggest improved practices, and recognize the contributions of their peers. This year, the Soderstrom Society Dinner will also commence a year-long celebration

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

BINDERY matters
May 1, 2007

Puritan Press Garners New Vijuk Saddlestitcher HOLLIS, NH—Puritan Press, which serves academic, corporate and non-profit institutions, recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddlestitcher, distributed by Vijuk Equipment. The in-line punch on the new machine has been very helpful in fulfilling high-volume book orders that require three-hole punching prior to insertion into binders for one of Puritan’s largest accounts. Sigler Printing Augments Stitching Line AMES, IA—Full-service provider Sigler Printing has bolstered its saddlestitching capabilities with the addition of a Muller Martini Presto stitcher. The acquisition allows Sigler Printing to increase its cost-effectiveness, particularly in the short- to mid-range market. According to Jill Whitaker, vice president of operations, the Presto