Bindery - Finishing
Steve Johnson got his start in publishing at the age of 15 mopping floors before transitioning to the company’s in-plant printshop. His love for the craft was genuine, pure and immediate. So, when management offered...
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, 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.
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.
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.
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.
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 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.
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, 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