Bindery Innovations At PRINT 09

The bindery products at PRINT 09 may have gotten more attention than the printing equipment. IPG walked the show floor and took a look at some of these new products.

Duplo showed the CD-645 Integrated Folding System, which can slit, cut, crease and seal.

The new Standard Horizon PF-40 suction-feed folder can fold up to 390 sheets per minute.

The bindery products at PRINT 09 may have gotten more attention than the printing equipment. IPG walked the show floor and took a look at some of these new products.

For low to moderate volume work, Standard premiered the PF-40 suction-feed folder. It can fold up to 390 sheets per minute and store up to 10 different jobs in memory. It has six preset fold styles and four preset paper sizes. A high capacity delivery conveyor is combined with a 4.3˝ high-capacity feeder.

Among the new products highlighted by Duplo USA was its Integrated Folding System (IFS), which incorporates an in-line knife folder with a DC-445 creaser or a DC-645 or DC-615 slitter/cutter/creaser. This enables users to finish applications in one pass, eliminating the need for a separate folding device. With IFS, the DC-645 uses two knives to create a variety of folded finishes, including step double parallel folds.

Si Nguyen, marketing director for Duplo USA, feels the show provided a good opportunity to lay the groundwork for future acquisitions.

“We’re expressing to customers and future clients Duplo’s commitment to providing quality, reliable digital color finishing,” he says. “We’re focusing more on application-driven products. There’s not a lot of spending going on right now, so it’s a good time to educate people about our technologies and innovations.”

As always, the volume of the crowd is far less important than the timber of the customer. Tucker LaBree, regional sales manager for MBM Corp., noted that traffic built throughout the weekend, culminating with a solid Monday performance. “The quality of leads has been very good,” LaBree reported.

MBM hit the floor with a pair of new machines, the Creasematic 150 and the Creasefold Auto 50. The 150 creases up to 2,000 sph, and makes up to nine creases per sheet (11×17˝). The Auto 50 handles up to 5,500 sheets an hour and 28 creases per 11×17˝ sheet.

Another creaser was on display at the Technifold USA booth. The Speedcreaser (previously the TCM) eliminates fiber cracking, even on digital stocks, regardless of grain direction. It produces flat, nearly invisible micro perforations that let sheets run through any laser printer or copier.

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