Bindagraphics Expands High-Speed Binding Capabilities with State-of-the-Art Installations

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Leading trade bindery has purchased Kugler-Womako automated mechanical binding machine, Kolbus Publica adhesive binding line

Bindagraphics Inc., one of the nation's leading providers of post press services, has recently purchased two state-of-the-art binding machines that will enhance the company's industry-leading mechanical and adhesive binding capabilities. Bindagraphics has installed a new high speed, fully automated Kugler-Womako binding machine and a Kolbus Publica 24-pocket adhesive binding line.

Mechanical Binding

The Kugler-Womako equipment is specifically designed to produce plastic-coil and spiral-wire bound products. This state of the art machine is one of the first of its kind to be supplied to a trade bindery in the United States. It will enable Bindagraphics to offer completely automated and inline plastic-coil and spiral-wire binding.

Bound and trimmed-3-side book blocks can be automatically fed into the machine, pass through a spine trimming section, punch, and bind in one continuous operation. Alternatively, collated books can be fed into the machine for inline punching and binding. For shops that lack this type of equipment, plastic-coil and spiral-wire binding are very time consuming processes that require several production steps before delivery in final form.

Adhesive Binding

The 24-pocket, 12,000 books-per-hour Kolbus Publica is one of the most technologically advanced adhesive binding systems available. Features include optical signature recognition to eliminate misfeeds and an automatic makeready console for fast set-ups. The new binder can run two-up formats for faster throughput, and can bind books with up to a 3" spine. The Kolbus Publica can perform perfect binding and layflat adhesive binding using PUR and conventional glues, giving customers the flexibility to design their books however they choose without compromising functionality.

Marty Anson, CEO of Bindagraphics, comments that "with turnaround times getting shorter and shorter, printers need a bindery supplier that can put their work on the fast-track. Bindagraphics is a 24-hour per day operation equipped with the most up-to-date binding equipment available. Speed always wins, and the Kugler-Womako and Kolbus machines put Bindagraphics at the forefront of mechanical and adhesive binding efficiency and volume capabilities."    

About Bindagraphics: Bindagraphics is a full service trade binder, finisher, and specialty packaging provider headquartered in Baltimore, Maryland. The company is ranked sixth in the nation in size and boasts more services than any other trade bindery in the world. Highlights include four perfect binding lines with up to 39 pockets, fully-automated mechanical binding, folding, gluing, die cutting, foil stamping, embossing, ink jet imaging and more. Marty Anson, CEO of Bindagraphics, can be reached at (800) 326-0300.

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