As the costs of outsourcing perfect binding crept upward, Melvin Cooper knew it was time for his in-plant to take control. So earlier this year, Berea College Printing Services installed a Spiel Sterling Digibinder Plus, bringing perfect binding capabilities in-house, decreasing costs and improving turnaround times.
You never realize how important a paper cutter is to your in-plant until it breaks down. That's something Mario Maselli learned very quickly in September when his shop's old MBM Triumph 721-06 LT cutter stopped working. Production in his three-employee in-plant at the University of Hartford soon backed up.
While at PRINT 13, the manager of an in-plant at a Midwestern energy company saw a demo of the Sterling Digipunch and Rilecart WB-450 double loop wire binder at the Spiel Associates booth and was impressed. So last spring the 11-employee in-plant installed both pieces of equipment and began punching and binding training manuals, calendars, trade show brochures and more.
Printing about 4 million offset and digital impressions a year, American Electric Power (AEP) Workplace Services is a busy in-plant. In addition to printing, the shop processes 285,000 pieces of incoming/outgoing mail a year, and oversees the design and order fulfillment of 4,000 company forms.
An agreement has been made between Muller Martini and MBO America to work in tandem to engineer multiple capability configurations for the Muller Martini's Presto II Digital saddle stitcher. MBO America will be the primary supplier for roll-fed and digital sheet-fed infeeds to the Presto II Digital.
As the first collaborative achievement between MGI and Konica Minolta, the JETvarnish 3DS will be revealed to the United States at Graph Expo 14. It has all the tactile effects and advantages of the original JETvarnish 3D at only half the size.