Plastikoil Of PA Maintains Growth With Addition Of Second Wohlenberg Perfect Binder From Colter & Peterson
Press release from the issuing company
May 10, 2007 -- Paterson, NJ - Plastikoil of Pennsylvania, a growing trade bindery located in suburban Pittsburgh, PA has purchased their second Wohlenberg perfect binder from Colter & Peterson (www.colterpeterson.com), North America’s only distributor for the complete line of Wohlenberg perfect binders.
Plastikoil of Pennsylvania had purchased a Wohlenberg City 5000 perfect binder four years ago. Impressed with its speed, versatility and durability, the company again chose a Wohlenberg when business growth necessitated the installation of a new binder last year.
The new 2006 model Champion S perfect binder purchased by Plastikoil of Pennsylvania is one of the most technically advanced and versatile binders available in the North American market. To wring as much productivity as possible from the 8,000 books-per-hour binder, the company added a 28-pocket Sprinter inline gathering station. Much more than a normal gatherer, the Sprinter features optical signature recognition to ensure proper signature positioning as well as a hand-feed station for custom projects. The back end of the binder features a three-knife trimmer that maximizes production speed.
Plastikoil of Pennsylvania also chose to equip their Champion S with PUR adhesive binding capabilities. PUR is the strongest and most durable binding adhesive available, and is highly recommended for projects with heavy ink and coating coverage.
According to Plastikoil of Pennsylvania President Matthew Barkley, the busy, ever-changing dynamics of a thriving trade bindery require equipment that is durable and flexible.
“Our customers appreciate us for our ability to say ‘yes’ to almost any challenge,” said Barkley. “You can’t do that unless you have top-notch, flexible equipment that offers great results for both cut-and-dry and very complex work. Our Wohlenberg City 5000 line is that type of machine, so it was an easy choice to go with Wohlenberg again for this installation.”
Barkley said the level of automation and speed of the Champion S has helped Plastikoil of Pennsylvania redefine the limits of its capabilities.
“With 28 pockets, automatic signature recognition and PUR capability, the Champion S lets us handle more complex, high-end projects much faster than we could before,” said Barkley. “That’s a big reason why we run the machine virtually non-stop. And, with a company like Colter & Peterson standing behind it, we have the confidence to take on anything our clients throw at us.”
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