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Evergreen Printing & Publishing Raises Efficiencies With Muller Martini

Wednesday, March 15, 2006

Press release from the issuing company

Bellmarr, New Jersey – “Increased throughput via advanced technology leads to efficiencies.” These are the words of Tom Meyer, Process Control Manager at Evergreen Printing & Publishing, but they could have come from just about any printing professional who is seeking an edge over their competition. Evergreen has installed a Muller Martini 13,000 c/hr. BravoPlus saddle stitcher with AMRYS (Automatic Make-Ready System) as well as an AlphaLiner inserting system that can process 15,000 copies per hour. “As a result of these installations, we are better able to maintain pricing and remain highly competitive,” continues Mr. Meyer. Evergreen Printing & Publishing produces daily newspapers, weeklies and magazines. The company runs 2 heat set press lines and also has 6 cold presses. In addition, Evergreen has an extensive post press operation consisting of 5 inserting lines, 3 stitching lines, a polybag line, inkjet capabilities and 4 different offset mailing lines. “We needed to beef up our post press capabilities even more to meet the speed and capability of our press lines,” says Tom Meyer. Besides increasing Evergreen’s versatility for running different product lines, the installation of the Muller Martini BravoPlus AMRYS stitcher and the AlphaLiner inserting machine means greater productivity overall. “[BravoPlus] is a larger stitching machine with better technology, and the automated make-ready saves time,” explains Mr. Meyer. He continues by saying that the AlphaLiner delivers a “much higher rate of speed” for inserting. Yet another reason why Evergreen Printing & Publishing chose Muller Martini machines is the performance and reliability of Muller technology. “The versatility and dependability of the equipment far exceeds the competition,” states Mr. Meyer. The user-friendly Muller Martini BravoPlus saddle stitcher provides a level of automation that is unmatched in the mid-range performance class. BravoPlus delivers maximum uptime and exceptional net output. When equipped with AMRYS technology, BravoPlus offers convenient and highly efficient computer-aided make-ready and changeover, enabling fast set-ups and allowing the machine to be customized in moments to meet changing job requirements. Other key BravoPlus features include variable feeding with a choice of feeder options (flat pile feeder, vertical pile feeder, stream feeder, card and cover folder feeder, and merchandise and card gluers). Top-quality production on the BravoPlus is also closely controlled through selectable options that include: copy control, ASIR (optical automatic signature image recognition), lateral thickness measurement by side caliper, oblique sheet monitor, thickness measurement by ridge caliper, stitch monitor, trim monitor, and sequential on/off. The Muller Martini AlphaLiner inserting system offers a high degree of flexibility as well as superior production reliability. AlphaLiner is the only inserting machine capable of handling inserts that are larger than the main jacket. Up to 30 products can be inserted and for even more production versatility, AlphaLiner can be loaded by hand, semi-automatically using streamfeeders, or automatically with FlexiRoll. AlphaLiner allows automatic addressing of the main jacket of mailings, providing for address-specific inserting with subsequent copy-specific bundle building. A Promo feeder station can be added to increase the range of products that can be inserted. The inkjet module integrated into the AlphaLiner inserting system enables in-line labeling of mailing covers or main sections on 1 or 2 sides, making it fast and cost-efficient to customize mailings with such information as personalized messages and special promotional offers.




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