Michael Aumann

Buhrs Americas, the North American subsidiary of the leading international provider of mailing solutions, will feature a cost-effective and flexible entry level system for poly wrapping at Print 09 in booth 7900. With a mechanical speed of 10,000 products per hour, the Buhrs 1000 Solo precisely meets the needs of small and medium size companies in the postpress field, including printers, finishers, mailing houses and letter shops.

MINNEAPOLIS— October 13, 2008—Buhrs Americas, the North American subsidiary of the leading international provider of mailing solutions, will showcase a new, higher speed version of its popular BB700 Inserter at Graph Expo in booth 1859.  The new inserter—first seen at drupa and new to the North American market—is rated at 16,000 pieces per hour—a 2,000 piece-per-hour increase over what was already the fastest multiformat inserter on the market.  Key to the popularity of the Buhrs BB700 Envelope Inserter is its format flexibility.  Some machines are rated at high speeds, but can only accommodate a particular envelope format or size.  The Buhrs BB700, on the other hand, operates at rated speed over the widest range of envelope sizes in the industry.

MINNEAPOLIS—October 3, 2008—Printers, binderies, and mailers who need flexibility and modularity in mailing and fulfillment systems will see an innovative approach to fulfillment in the Buhrs Americas booth at Graph Expo 2008.  In booth 1859, Buhrs will demonstrate different ways to combine a variety of Buhrs equipment designed specifically for fulfillment.  Applications experts from Buhrs Americas, the North American subsidiary of the European leader in high-speed material handling, will be on hand in the Buhrs Americas booth to consult with printers and mailers regarding their specific product handling needs.

MINNEAPOLIS—September 30, 2008—Buhrs Americas at Graph Expo 2008 (in booth 1859) will feature the Buhrs 3000 Film Wrapping System—a mid-range film wrapping machine rated at 15, 000 pieces per hour.  Ideally suited to the needs of commercial printers, finishers, publishers and mailing houses, the Buhrs 3000 is the film wrapping system of choice for those who mail magazines and other quality media, or who use wrapped or unwrapped comailings.

BY MARK SMITH UV web offset press operators may not have to wear shades, but the outlook for the market segment is upbeat. By incorporating this drying/curing process, press manufacturers have enhanced the capability of half- and narrow-web machines to compete for commercial printing work. Delivering a dry print affords greater flexibility in finishing operations, while the application of a coating can enhance the appearance of a piece. At the same time, the UV process has gotten easier to use. "Every web press Muller Martini has sold in the past two years included a UV dryer," observes Fred Jones, press division manager for the

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