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Palamides and Durselen added to PrintCity for drupa 2004

Press release from the issuing company

February 6, 2004 -- PrintCity, the strategic alliance of suppliers to the graphic arts industry, has added paper drilling and finishing systems specialist Dürselen GmbH to its finishing arsenal at drupa 2004. Dürselen comes on board on a project basis for drupa. It will be situated in Hall 6 at the Messe Düsseldorf alongside other PrintCity postpress members and associates, with whom the company already works closely. The company provides a range of systems, including standard drilling machines, fully automatic jogging and drilling systems for large volumes, and flexible finishing systems for short run, digitally printed products. At drupa 2004 the company will be showcasing a completely new automated high volume drilling system it has developed, shown in line with a Wohlenberg perfect binder. Dr Anja Dürselen, Managing Director of Dürselen, said: “It is very important that we can present our products at drupa, and maybe further on, with a group of technology leaders, in a high-tech environment. “PrintCity gives us this opportunity, and we are looking forward to demonstrating how Dürselen systems can add value to the other finishing lines in PrintCity’s postpress area.” Michael Nitsche, Chairman of the PrintCity Sheetfed Activity Group, added: “Our plans for finishing systems at drupa are progressing very well, and the inclusion of Dürselen as a project associate completes another important piece of the plan. We are delighted that the drilling expertise of Dürselen has come on board for this exciting drupa project.” ===== Palamides GmbH, a German-based supplier of automated delivery systems for folding machines and saddle stitchers, is to take part in PrintCity’s “PrintFactory” project at drupa 2004. The company, which also exhibited as part of PrintCity at drupa 2000, has become a market leader in the US and many parts of Europe, just 12 years after the former bindery designed and started to market its own unique automated delivery system, which it says reduces costs in delivery. Drupa 2004 will see palamides maintain its own booth, showing its latest developments, while also its equipment is used within PrintCity in conjunction with an MBO folding machine and a rotative cutter, producing marking-free signature delivery. The palamides technology uses a unique system. It takes single products from the folder or saddle stitcher, and using a control mechanism, rejects misfolds automatically. The products are then pressed, collected in pile containers, jogged to keep aligned, pressed a second time, and then paper-banded for easier handling. Colin McMichael, Chairman of PrintCity’s Commercial Printing Activity Group, said: “We welcome palamides’ return as an associate to PrintCity for the second successive drupa. The company’s technology is used in a number of high profile products developed by some of the industry’s biggest names, which demonstrates the high regard in which the palamides system is held.” Jan Oldenkott, Sales Manager of palamides, added: “Exhibiting with PrintCity at its drupa debut was immensely beneficial to palamides in 2000, especially since it was our first drupa also. We now look forward for drupa 2004 as palamides will surprise visitors with new, innovative highlights.”