Binding, Creasing Equipment Helps Create Works of Art

Richard Peterson, manager of Office Services at the MET, stands with the Sterling Digibinder Plus.

“We use this for a lot of padding also,” he adds. “Memo pads, note pads, things like that.”

The in-plant added the Graphic Whizard knife creaser last spring to combat the problem of toner cracking on the folds. First the shop tried a rotary creaser, but the quality was not good enough. Jobs that required scoring in multiple directions had to be sent out. The Graphic Whizard creaser can handle both the quality and directional flexibility.

“It is working beautifully,” Peterson says. “The creaser allows us to perf and score all in one pass and in multiple directions, and that in itself paid for the machine in our first year of use.

“We don’t crack anything in the folding process now,” he adds.

As for the new gatefold attachment for the in-plant’s MBO B21 folder, Peterson says simply, “We had a big demand for gatefold work.” This was mainly in the form of tourism brochures.

“What we spent on that versus what we would have spent outside having it done paid for [the attachment] over and over again,” he says. “And that’s what we’re all trying to do, right?”

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Bob has served as editor of In-plant Graphics since October of 1994. Prior to that he served for three years as managing editor of Printing Impressions, a commercial printing publication. Mr. Neubauer is very active in the U.S. in-plant industry. He attends all the major in-plant conferences and has visited more than 130 in-plant operations around the world. He has given presentations to numerous in-plant groups in the U.S., Canada and Australia, including the Association of College and University Printers and the In-plant Printing and Mailing Association. He also coordinates the annual In-Print contest, cosponsored by IPMA and In-plant Graphics.

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