Kennesaw, GA - Over the past year, Bartel Printing has vastly streamlined its workflow with the addition of a Heidelberg 2-color Printmaster GTO 52 perfector and a Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 CtP device with workflow. Things now run faster and more smoothly in Bartel's cutting department, too, since the company added a POLAR Single-Head BT Bander for in-line banding from its POLAR 92X guillotine cutters.
Established in 1970 and employing a staff of six, Warsaw, IN-based Bartel provides commercially printed products to a local clientele, including a number or orthopedic manufacturers and suppliers concentrated in the area. Because the company ships internationally, however, it needed a more durable means of securing products-typically, orthopedic patient information booklets or IFUs-for long-distance travel. The new POLAR BT bander provides an extra measure of protection Bartel lacked while it relied on traditional string-tying techniques.
"We wanted something faster that would hold our products together better during shipping," said company president Penny Bartel. "The POLAR BT bander not only saves time and spares labor, but it also lends our products a more professional finish. Like all our Heidelberg equipment, of course, it is extremely reliable."
When Bartel needs to step up its technology with the best quality equipment, Heidelberg always seems to have what Bartel is looking for. The company's relationship with its primary supplier dates back to the 1970s for a reason. "All of our employees love the machines they work on, and nothing trumps the peace of mind that comes from knowing that you can count on the equipment you are using and the first-rate service to back it up."
Bartel also operates a Stahl USA B 20 folder with flat pile feeder and right angle unit, a Eurobind 1200 perfect binder and a 10x15" Windmill letterpress. It also uses assorted Heidelberg Saphira consumables, including Perfect Dot blankets and inks.