Bindery - Finishing

National Litho Files Chapter 11, Seeks Buyer
July 24, 2012

National Litho LLC, a Miami Lakes-based printing company, has filed for Chapter 11 bankruptcy and is planning to sell itself in bankruptcy. The company said it is talking with several large printing companies that are possible buyers.

According to bankruptcy court filings, National Litho has debt of nearly $10 million and assets of $8.38 million. About 100 employees work there.

The company specializes in web-to-print custom applications, multicolor sheet fed, web printing and binding, and point-of-sale premium products.

Bankruptcy attorney Luis Salazar said the company is talking with its major lender, General Electric Capital Corp., employees and creditors about restructuring its debt.

Edwards Brothers and Malloy Incorporated Merge
February 7, 2012

Edwards Brothers, Inc. and Malloy Incorporated, two leading book manufacturers, announced that they would merge (effective Feb. 6, 2012), forming a new company called Edwards Brothers Malloy. The new company will have combined sales of $115 million and will be the sixth largest book manufacturing firm in the United States, offering publishers a global distributed print program and fulfillment services that combine to form a single print supply chain solution.

Xerox Technology to Fuel Espresso Book Machine
February 1, 2010

Located in Rochester, N.Y., Xerox Corporation’s digital technology will bring speed and exceptional image quality to books produced on demand by the patented Espresso Book Machine. This cutting-edge book solution, sold by On Demand Books, produces millions of copyrighted, public domain, out-of-print or rare texts for consumers in a matter of minutes.

C.P. Bourg Partners with Productive Solutions
August 25, 2009

New Bedford, Massachusetts-based C.P. Bourg is partnering with Fairport, New York-based Productive Solutions to develop, sell and support the company’s manufacturing integrity software for book binding and finishing applications.

C.P. Bourg Offers PUR Perfect Binder ROI Analysis Tool
June 16, 2009

Headquartered in New Bedford, Mass., C.P. Bourg, a leading developer and supplier of innovative in-line and near-line document feeding, binding and finishing equipment, developed the ROI Analysis tool for its Bourg BB3002 PUR perfect binder, and is offering the tool free of charge on request via e-mail.

Muller Martini Installs its 100th Pantera Perfect Binder
June 2, 2009

Offering an impressive range of formats, a host of different gluing and binding methods, simple operation and a compact design, the Pantera perfect binder from Muller Martini, headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., has established itself as a best-selling product.

Booklet Binding and Team Services Expand Operations
May 19, 2009

Booklet Binding and Team Services announced the opening of its new production center in Carol Stream, Ill. The facility is one of the industry's few integrated production centers combining finishing, mailing and packaging services under one roof. With an additional 50 percent capacity, it is also among the largest marketing production, data, distribution and packaging centers in the country offering printers, marketing services agencies and their clients an unprecedented combination of capacity, speed, redundancy and security.

Southwest Offset Printing Buys Equipment
March 24, 2009

Gardena, Calif.-based Southwest Offset Printing recently purchased its third Muller Martini SLS3000 inserting line. The company opted to buy this piece of equipment due to its speed of up to 32,000 cycles per hour. It also assures quick make-readys and proven net throughputs that can handle extraordinarily tight windows.

Ward/Kraft Offers Wear-Resistant UV Varnish and Laminate
October 7, 2008

Ward/Kraft, Ft. Scott, Kan., has expanded its barcode and variable data printing capabilities with wear-resistant UV varnish and laminate coating options. The company’s new online imaging equipment enables variable data such as barcodes and data based text to be laminated or UV varnished without degradation of variable data readability. After rigorous testing, Ward/Kraft successfully brought the new production equipment online, bringing benefits to distributors including the ability to offer variable data printing on a much wider range of documents, such as outdoor and industrial applications. The new UV varnish and laminate coatings can be applied to variable data printed in black, red and

Bindery Plays a Crucial Role
September 1, 2008

Though several of the press conferences and “big news” at Drupa, held May 2-June 11 in Düsseldorf, Germany, centered around digital printing, innovations in bindery and finishing were no less prevalent. In fact, many of them sprang from the very digital printing trends that overshadowed them. As digital printing speeds have increased, bindery equipment has also gotten faster, with vastly improved automation and simplified touchscreen controls to make them even easier to set up. JDF compatibility is becoming more common in bindery equipment, allowing devices to be preset using production data. Demands for higher-quality printed products have led bindery vendors to improve their paper-handling