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Florida Printer Automates Coating Blanket Production With Gerber

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- Innovative Product Integrates Coating Blanket Cutting Into Prepress Workflow - Manchester, CT, October 2002-MOR Printing-a commercial printer located in Sunrise, Florida-has automated the production of coating blankets by installing a Gerber Sector coating blanket cutter. According to MOR Printing Plant Manager Ira Lipski, "We generate about 95 percent of our aqueous coating blankets on the Gerber Sector, and use them to produce pocket folders, brochures, floor plans, magazine photos, and catalogs. The Gerber Sector has virtually eliminated press downtime at MOR Printing. While manual blanket cutting often required stopping the press for from 30 minutes to an hour, we now produce a blanket in advance, in as little as 15 minutes. The ease of using aqueous coatings has enabled us to reduce varnish applications, and increase press speed accordingly." The Gerber Sector coating blanket cutter recently received the prestigious 2002 GATF InterTech Technology Award-the fourth time Gerber has been so honored by GATF for product innovation in the graphic arts. The Gerber Sector was introduced at PRINT 01, where it was designated a MustSee‚Em product before the exhibition-one of only five individual products so honored. Gerber Innovations is a division of Gerber Scientific, Inc. For more than 50 years, Gerber Scientific has demonstrated continuing technical leadership in the invention, development and commercialization of manufacturing automation systems for a wide variety of industries. Manufacturers are more efficient and their products more cost effective through the use of Gerber Scientific products. Gerber Innovations offers those efficiencies to the worldwide printing, converting and finishing industries. For further information about Gerber Innovations products, call 860-643-1515 or log on to www.gerberinnovations.com.