Graph Expo: Finishing for Hybrid Workflows

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Here's a close-up look at the binding and finishing technologies shown at Graph Expo.

Also new was the Standard Horizon CRF-362 creaser/folder, designed to handle digital color output on a range of light and heavy weight stocks, coated or uncoated. The impact scoring eliminates or minimizes cracking. It comes configured with seven selectable fold patterns and six selectable cover creasing patterns for perfect binding. It can handle sheets up to 14.33×34˝.

Among the products on display at the Duplo USA booth was the UD-300 on-demand cutting system. At 3,000 sheets/hour, the UD-300 is ideally suited for carton folding, label applications, doorknob hangers, favor boxes and tags, among other products.

Two other new cutters were unveiled by MBM Corp. at the show: the Triumph 4860 automatic programmable cutter and the Aerocut G2 digital printing finishing system. The G2 boasts faster production speeds and increased capacity, plus it features an improved touchscreen interface, increased memory and cross-perfing capability. The G2 cuts, slits, creases, scores and perforates a variety of jobs, including brochures, business cards, post cards and CD jackets. Stocks including laminated UV coated and large-format (up to 63˝) can be creased and scored without cracking, even with full-bleed coverage. The Triumph 4860 is an 18-78˝ cutter with two-step blade activation bars that feature separate trigger points for the blade and clamp.

Baum rolled out a new line of guillotine cutters, including the new BaumCut 22 series, with a maximum cutting width of 22.05˝ and an ergonomically positioned 18.5˝ touch-screen display. The cutter line will also include both the E and N series cutters for the BaumCut 22, BaumCut 26.4 and BaumCut 31.5 cutter models that offer a choice of easy programming and expandable memory features. The N series includes a barcode scanner that can read a barcode for a given job, automatically search the cutter program database and set up the cutter for automatic mode.

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