KENNESAW, Ga. - November 13, 2007 -Panaprint, Inc., a short-run publication printer in Macon, Ga., reports the installation of a highly automated Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 450 6-pocket saddlestitcher with cover feeder.
The new stitcher, which replaces two older saddlestitchers, joins an existing 11-pocket Stitchmaster ST 400 machine in Panaprint's bindery. Having "twin" stitchers gives Panaprint the ability to share feeder pockets, cover feeder, parts and components, and gives the company "the efficiency and flexibility we need. The same crew can run one or both stitchers," says President Wanzie Collins.
The company also has installed a 36" POLAR 66 paper cutter in its prepress department, where it is used to trim proofs across three shifts. "We bought it for its accuracy and programmability. It works quite well in an office environment and is very quiet and fast," Collins says. The longtime Heidelberg customer also runs a Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46, a 5-color Heidelberg M600 web press and a 45" POLAR 115 cutter.
Founded in 1973 and with 110 employees, Panaprint provides customers throughout the Southeast with a wide variety of printed products, including booklets, brochures, guides, catalogs, community publications, magazines, newsletters and much more. "Our experience with Heidelberg has always been very good, extremely professional and pleasant," Collins says.
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