Tech-ni-Fold Ltd. has filed a patent infringement lawsuit against F. P. Rosback Co., based in St. Joseph, MI. Tech-ni-Fold's complaint states that Rosback's TrueScore-Pro products infringe Tech-ni-Fold's US Patent No. 6,572,519.
The winds of change have blown through the bindery at Gannon University Press in recent years, bringing a variety of new equipment, expanded capabilities and shorter turnaround times for the shop's college clients.
Tech-ni-Fold has prevented a third U.S. company from continuing to sell a device that Tech-ni-Fold believes infringes upon its Tri-Creaser patents. As a result, Rosback Co. of St. Joseph, MI, will be discontinuing the current design of its TrueScore-Pro and TrueScore-Pro Quad products.
in 2008, Yale University decided to begin construction of a new Yale School of Management. Yale Printing & Publishing Services was located in a building that was scheduled for demolition. To determine whether outsourcing made sense, the university did a complete financial review of the in-plant. The study revealed that it would be more costly to close the shop and outsource than to move it.
Macedonia Gospel Publications Int’l., of Braselton, Ga., the in-plant for Macedonia World Baptist Missions, just added a Canon imageRUNNER 3220 color printer. Richard Vance, prepress production supervisor, says it has “revolutionized the way the missionaries keep in contact with their supporting churches.” Missionaries can include color photos and graphics in their monthly or bimonthly updates to their supporting churches. LifeSprings, a Christian publisher, printer and multi-media developer in Franklin Springs, Ga., recently installed a Canon imageRUNNER 110 with a booklet maker, a Hamada A252P press, a DPX plate system and a Presstek Dimension 800 computer-to-plate system. The Archdiocese of Detroit has added a black-and-white digital Canon
In-plants produce a diversified range of products. Their collators must be just as versatile. By Kristen E. Monte FLEXIBILITY, VERSATILITY and productivity are three key qualities in-plant managers look for when choosing a collating system, says A.B.Dick's Dennis James. More specifically, he adds, in-plants look for equipment that can handle a variety of paper stocks without taking up a lot of floor space. In-plants today produce a diversified range of products, adds Ron Bowman, vice president of sales for Rosback Co. "Many of the items [in-plants] wish to collate...are varied and come in all sizes, shapes and weights," says Bowman. "They require a heavy-duty,
More than 38,000 people attended this year's expo. Here's a glimpse of what they saw. By Bob Neubauer Integration was the big theme of this year's Graph Expo and Converting Expo. Individual manufacturers like Heidelberg and MAN Roland showcased computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) technologies connecting prepress, press and finishing. And vendor partnerships, both small and multi-faceted, foreshadowed future integration between multiple vendors' systems. Notably, at a large press conference touting the Networked Graphic Production initiative, 27 companies proclaimed their commitment to defining, developing, testing and delivering JDF-based integration between their systems. They plan to define a standardized set of interfaces to create plug-and-play solutions
While the price of collators remains relatively constant, manufacturers recommend considering a few things before buying. By Erik Cagle You don't have to tell Aldridge Free about the benefits of having a new collator. For years he ran an old, second-hand model at Mississippi Gulf Coast Community College Central Printing and put up with a host of difficulties. "We had a lot of trouble feeding certain kinds of paper," he remarks. Sometimes he would have to stop the machine after it put together two or three books and adjust it. Other times the collator wouldn't run the paper at all, and the in-plant's four
In today's print-on-demand market, manufacturers are rolling out collators designed for shorter runs. by Chris Bauer The Kansas Department of Transportation's in-plant specializes in really big jobs—to be specific, high-volume 22x36˝ construction documents. Last year the Topeka-based shop output 1,679,100 square feet of these large documents. When it's not handling these projects, though, the 25-employee shop keeps busy printing smaller sized items like training manuals, monthly reports and a KDOT newsletter. To handle these jobs, the in-plant relies heavily on its 30-bin, three-tower C.P. Bourg BST 10 collator. "The best feature on the collator is that it's electronically programmable," notes Bill Crooks, print shop