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Live demonstrations of Ferag finishing options at Print 09

Press release from the issuing company

Ferag and Goss International will demonstrate STR-100 conveying technology together with a MultiLog bundler live at the Print '09 show, introducing an innovative option for adding productivity, flexibility and efficiency to offset and gravure finishing workflows.

Demonstrations are scheduled for 11:00 am, 1:00 pm and 3:00 pm at the Goss International booth (#3629). Additional demonstrations can also be requested throughout the show from September 11-16.

The live operation of the STR-100 and MultiLog technologies will present one example of how Ferag components can open the door to new finishing workflows that are more productive and more efficient, according to Joe Colletti, president and CEO of Ferag Americas. Goss International represents Ferag products in North America.

"We look forward to the show primarily as an opportunity to discuss new ideas with printers and publishers," explains Colletti. "With such a wide range of Ferag and Goss options, we are in a unique position to work with them in customizing systems that can take cost, labor and time out of the process."

The latest-generation Ferag MultiLog bundler processes an expansive range of signature formats, page counts and stock weights at up to 100,000 copies per hour. Technology allowing a "loose" log structure in the bundling process enhances log quality and prevents signature damage, even with thin signatures and products that are open on three sides. MultiLog bundlers can be configured with manual, semi-automatic, or fully automated robotic palletizing systems.

The STR-100 conveyor carries a shingled stream of signatures from a pick-up station to the delivery station for various storage or finishing components, such as the MultiLog bundler, at up to 100,000 copies per hour. The overhead conveyor frees floor space and accommodates a wide range of building layouts and finishing equipment configurations. "The STR-100 technology can give printers the flexibility to convey shingled streams directly from the press folder delivery to finishing or storage systems located virtually anywhere in their facility, without manual intervention," Colletti explains.

Goss International and Ferag offer a full range of integrated finishing solutions for commercial, newspaper and combined printing applications, including saddlestitching, adhesive binding, trimming, inserting, conveying, storage, workflow and auxiliary components.