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Wilmer Adds New Pressure-Seal Mailer Press
February 1, 2007

Wilmer, Dayton, Ohio, has added a new PS Mailers pressure-seal press. Economic demand from municipalities, schools and businesses of all sizes is driving the need for expanded capabilities and new products. The press allows for eccentric C-folds featuring built-in return envelopes (now available as a stock item); windows built directly into pressure-seal documents; up to six colors on both 11" and 14" pressure-seal documents; jumbo-roll capacity for pressure-seal and non-pressure-seal products; and integrated products, such as membership cards, shipping labels and magnets. PS Mailers is a line of 12, easy-to-operate pressure-seal folders and sealers. They use stainless steel rollers, accommodate variable sheet sizes, have

Western States Envelope & Label’s New Press Offers Speed, Quality and Savings
January 1, 2007

Headquartered in Milwaukee, Western States Envelope & Label has added a new F.L. Smithe Servo Rotomatic with an ESP (Enhanced Servo Press) unit for inline four-color process flexo printing. The press features precise video registration and inspection, as well as high-speed inline folding. “A roll goes on one end, and the finished product comes off the other end, having been printed in four-color process, die cut and folded all inline,” explained Steve Brocker, vice president of sales and marketing. “The press produces 1,000 envelopes per minute, and has reduced turnaround by approximately a week and a half for this type of high-end production.” The

Human Resources: Long-Term Employee Retention Key to Business Success
By Barry Franklin, General Manager, Vulcan Information Packaging
November 7, 2006

Occasionally, we have the opportunity to have a prospective customer visit our manufacturing plant in Vincent, Ala. As we escort each visitor through our plant, the clean, organized facility with late-model automated equipment speaks for itself. Therefore, our focus of conversation always turns to our people. One stop we always make is at the photographs hanging on the wall of the hallway that leads into our manufacturing plant. I take great pride in sharing photographs and conversation about our 40 employees with more than 20 years of service to our company. This leads me to our secret of success for printers and manufacturers—do everything

Datatel Resources Unveils New Press
October 1, 2006

Datatel Resources, Monaca, Pa., announced the installation of a 361⁄2x33" press for the production of conventionally printed and blank 50" rolls. This wide web press is specifically designed for the double-stream production of 18x11" documents, and is engineered to provide a competitive advantage on long-run/limited color jumbo roll printing opportunities. For more information, call (800) 245-2688.

Victor Printing Acquires Large-Format Capabilities
October 1, 2006

Headquartered in Sharon, Pa., Victor Printing installed an innovative DisplayMaker 72uvx large-format UV printer, capable of printing on media up to 1⁄2" thick. The flexible, 72"-wide UV printer produces high-quality, high-speed output directly onto uncoated materials, as well as roll-fed media. Typically, the need to laminate and mount—two of the most labor-intensive procedures—is eliminated due to the DisplayMaker’s UV-curable SolaChrome inks. The inks are formulated to print vibrant, high-resolution output that can, on average, withstand harsh outdoor use for up to three years. The cost is generally 35 percent less than laminating and mounting methods. DisplayMaker 72uvx can be used with virtually any

Free Brochure Improves Rotary Side-Seam Gumming Operations
July 1, 2006

Key variables affecting quality and consistency in rotary side-seam gumming are addressed in a new, complimentary four-page color brochure from National Adhesives, Bridgewater, N.J. The brochure explains how to avoid problems by focusing on the gum’s formulation and viscosity, various factors of the gumming machine and steady supply to the gum box. For the most effective operation, the rotary side-seam gum must retain moisture and minimize foaming. The brochure identifies the specific formulation that meets these requirements. The gum also must feature an ideal viscosity measurement—defined in the publication, along with suggestions for diluting. The brochure provides details on gum box condition, roller

Wayne Trademark Installs New Digital Press
June 1, 2006

Wayne Trademark Printing & Packaging, High Point, N.C., installed a new HP Indigo WS4000 seven-color digital roll-label press. The press allows for economical production of laminated and die-cut, high-quality litho labels for short- to medium-runs without the need for printing plates or expensive dies. It also offers variable data, product personalization, numbering, security and the ability to produce one item or 100,000 pieces. The equipment can print on a wide range of substrates, including clear films, paper, metallics, vinyl, plastics and pressure-sensitive stock. For more information, visit products

Ennis Announces New Capabilities
March 1, 2006

Midlothian, Texas-based Ennis added a Drent Vision Press to its Leipsic, Ohio, division of the Ennis Forms Solutions Group. The press is capable of printing up to six-color continuous forms, unit sets and direct mail pieces, as well as 50˝ rolls for large, laser-printed applications. Equipped with UV dryers, it offers superior offset print quality for a wide variety of business documents. The Leipsic division specializes in the printing of cut sheets, continuous forms, unit sets, form/label combinations and other custom forms products. Ennis operates in two business segments: the Printing Segment and the Apparel Segment. There are three groups within the Printing Segment: