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BCC Software’s Chris Lien elected to MFSA board

Feb 8, 2010 12:00 AM,

BCC Software (, a BÖWE BELL + HOWELL company and a leading developer of high-performance solutions for professional mailers, announces executive vice president Chris Lien has been elected to the Mailing & Fulfillment Service Assn

Perfect pitch

Feb 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By David Spiel

There was a time when figuring out your pitch was easy it was dne for you. This is the Story of Pitch: The Next Generation. Double loop wire manufacturers determined the pitch for their product: 2:1 (2 holes per inch) for sizes between inch and 1 inch (or now 1 inch), 3:1 for sizes between 3/16 inch and 9/16 inch, and 4:1, which had been discontinued some 15 to 20 years ago. 4:1 wire became obsolete

Spiel Associates debuts the Sterling Doublebinder

Jan 29, 2010 12:00 AM,

Spiel’s (Long Island City, NY) new Sterling Doublebinder is an economical, layflat perfect binder that boasts the capability to bind books as strong as PUR

PostPress Products

Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM,

Modular folding machine Standard's (Andover, MA) Horizon AF-566T4F buckle folder debuted at PRINT 09. The fully automated six plus four-buckle folder accepts sheets up to 21.9 34 inches. Precise stepper motors drive end stops and fold plates to the exact location for the sheet size and fold style selected. Up to 200 custom jobs can be stored in memory with automated makeready in as little as 14 seconds.

Mix & Match

Jan 1, 2010 12:00 AM, By Andre Palko

Do your folder operators ever have to refold collated/stitched sets? Or perhaps refold a newsletter for tabbing or mailing? Time and production constraints typically are the culprits. Some creative operators are mixing and matching equipment to overcome these and related challenges. Much faster than hand folding Herbert Johnson of Davis Printing (Barberton, OH) was producing 8.5 11-inch collated

Dummies are smart

Dec 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Milt Vine

We like to get it right the first time. That's why, whenever possible, we do mockups of jobs in advance. That practice paid off on a recent map-folding project: 10,000 eight-panel maps for a national scientific and education institution. Because the job called for 78-lb. cover stock, we were concerned that the specified perforated outer panels would be stressed during the multiple folding on Seattle

Cutting, folding & trimming

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

MBM Corp.'s (North Charleston, SC) news included the following: Cutters | Triumph 4250 automatic tabletop cutter features a 167/8 inch cutting width, digital display and automatic clamp. The 18-inch Triumph 4810 and 4850 have been upgraded with digital displays. The 4810 is now equipped with an optical cutting line. All Triumph programmable cutters feature high capacity control modules capable of

Tabbing and late-stage customization

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

“Efficient solutions” was the theme at Domino's (Gurnee, IL) booth. The vendor showcased a tabbing system designed to run in conjuction with its high-speed inkjet lines.

High volume feeder

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

Streamfeeder Thiele Technologies' (Minneapolis) AutoStream High Volume (HV) Auto Loader offers increased throughput for high-speed applications such as batch counting, collating, label application, folding and inkjet printing. Applications include greeting cards, magazines, booklets, envelopes, postcards and brochures. A low to high feeding lets users stack products on edge for increased capacity.

Collation solution for digital or offset booklets

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

CP Bourg (New Bedford, MA) sold the first BST-e suction tower collator in North America to Allan Graphics (Kingston, Ontario, Canada). Said to be the industry's first large-format tower collator, the BST-e supports finishing on demand booklet making from both traditional and digital workflows. It can feed offset or digital printed material in sheet sizes up to 14.5 x 23.5 inches into the Bourg BME

Inkjet for direct mail, barcodes or page printing

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

MCS (Gaithersburg, MD) offers the economical Eagle inkjet system using piezo drop-on-demand technology. It features a 4.25-inch solid printhead, providing 600 dpi images in a compact format. It can achieve speeds of 500 fpm at 300 600 dpi and has scalable print widths up to 17 inches (four print heads). See

Twitter me this printer

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

Here are some postpress tweets. Be an early bird! Tec Lighting XtraCoat offline UV coating system incorporates IR and UV lamps in the curing process. See Fergesen Systems' 15-in. coating machine provides high gloss, satin or flat UV coating for any size digital or offset press. See Drytac VersaCoater DocuMate Plus has a compact 3.5 3.5 ft. footprint. See

Paper recycling systems

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

WEIMA America (Fort Mill, SC) is the North American distributor of WEIMA Maschinenbau GmbH, a provider of high quality shredding, grinding and briquetting systems. WEIMA's WLK series single-shaft paper shredders are low speed, low RPM machines for recycling waste paper and packaging materials. They are suitable for sheets, rolls, corrugated cores, loose paper, books and bindings. WEIMA America's briquette

Simplified high speed punching & wire binding

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

Spiel Associates' (Long Island City, NY) Sterling Digipunch is an economical high speed punch for digital and commercial printers.

Inline automatic perfect binder

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

Digital Finishing Group's (DFG) (Troy, MI) DigiPerfect 900 is a fully automatic perfect binder with milling and notching that can bind a book in less than 20 seconds. A self-adjusting book clamp uses an array of sensors to automatically clamp books to optimum pressure no setup is required. A combined milling and notching process lets users bind different stocks, folded signatures, and more. The DigiPerfect

At last PRINT 09's finish line

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

So much more With the wide variety of postpress offerings at Print 09, we needed three issues to cover it all. See Last (but not least) for products from Domino, Heidelberg, Pemco Standard Finishing, Spiel and Videojet. For more inserters, inkjet addressing and related mailing introductions at PRINT 09, see Efficient mailing, (September). Featured companies include Bwe Bell + Howell, Buhrs, Duplo,

Laser alternative to traditional diecutting

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

LasX Industries' (St. Paul, MN) LaserSharp Spider is an alternative to traditional diecutting. The fully automated laser system offers high quality laser cutting of complex, personalized, variable and nested shapes matching digital printing speeds. The STP-400 reads a printed barcode identifying the unique information for processing and stacking each finished part. The automated system uses the Adept

Stitching & binding innovations

Nov 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Nsenga Thompson & Katherine O'Brien

Muller Martini showcased the following products: Primera E140 saddlestitcher | Rated at up to 14,000 cph, it is fully automated for rapid setups and changeovers. Magic Wheel feeding technology maintains signature tolerances with tighter control and greater precision. Muller Martini teamed with SoftSolutions and HIFLEX to let users seamlessly integrate their MIS functions and postpress machines in

Faster folding cartons

Oct 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By AP staff

Heidelberg's Diana X 115 folder/gluer meets demand for flexibility

Efficient mailing

Sep 1, 2009 12:00 AM, By Denise Kapel

Postpress, once the bastion of heavy-duty manual labor, is hitting new heights in productivity as automation technology and data integration reach every area of print production and mailing is no exception. Here's the latest from PRINT 09. High-speed inserter Buhrs Americas (Minneapolis) is showcasing its high-speed BB700 Inserter at PRINT 09. With a rated speed of 16,000 pieces per hour, it is the