Standard Finishing Systems

Action Mailers Adds Standard Horizon / Standard Hunkeler Integrated Line, Entourage Yearbooks Adds BQ-470PUR

Standard Finishing Systems, a leading supplier of post-press and paper handling solutions for the graphic arts and print on demand markets, announced that two customers have added new unwinding, rotary cutting, folding/merging and perfect binding efficiency to their operations.

Action Mailers Inc. recently added the integrated Standard Hunkeler/Horizon roll-to-sheet solution with chip-out and in-line folding to its Aston, Pennsylvania production facility, which complements its current Standard Hunkeler roll-to-sheet system installed in April 2009. Featuring the Standard Hunkeler UW6 Unwinder, CS6-II rotary double-cutter, FM6 plow fold/web merge module, and Standard Horizon AF-566F Digital in-line signature folder, the new roll-to-sheet line produces complex, variable-data direct mail pieces in one pass at 600 feet per minute. "The new Standard line has already increased productivity, especially due to the flexibility of the FM6 folder/merger," said Dan Dobbin, president at Action Mailers. "The configuration allows for a virtually endless combination of folds for our customers and has widened our direct mail capabilities." The company also purchased a Document In-feed Station so they can use the folder offline for additional production. The solution is designed to run either in-line with continuous-feed print engines or off-line using pre-printed rolls. Established in 1972, Action Mailers has grown into a major direct mail production facility in the Philadelphia area employing over 150 dedicated associates.

Entourage Yearbooks in Princeton, NJ recently increased their finishing capabilities with the purchase of a Standard Horizon BQ-470PUR automated four-clamp perfect binder. The binder employs intelligent automation from end-to-end, binds books up to 2.55 inches thick, and has PUR capability for the ultimate in binding strength and durability. According to Production Manager Edward Jo "We are very happy with the BQ-470. After evaluating all available binding technologies, we decided it was the best-suited binder to meet our customer requirements." He added "The BQ-470 gives us that competitive binding edge, with a PUR adhesive system that lets us achieve the binding strength required in the books we produce." The sale was completed by Standard Dealer Northern Machine Works of Philadelphia, PA. Entourage Yearbooks works with high schools, middle schools, elementary schools, colleges/universities, military groups and churches around the country to fulfill their yearbook publishing needs. They pride themselves on offering fast turnarounds and affordable prices.

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