Colter & Peterson Installs Perfect Binder for SanMar

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Large apparel supplier 'excited' at upgrading its operation.

Colter & Peterson, North America's only distributor for the complete line of Wohlenberg perfect binders, has just completed the installation of a Wohlenberg City 5000 perfect binder for SanMar, the largest apparel and accessory supplier in the U.S. for the imprintables industry in Issaquah, WA.

"This is a big upgrade compared to the system that SanMar had in terms of speed, quality and binding binding," says Tom Welby, Vice President of Perfect Binder Products for Colter & Peterson.

According to Mark Suda, Production Supervisor for SanMar's Catalog Printing Department, the new arrival has certainly created a buzz in their pressroom.

"We're excited about adding the perfect binder," says Suda. "We're adding a new press in order to keep up with the machine."

SanMar helped increase capabilities for the Wohlenberg City 5000 perfect binder by purchasing a book block feeder and a collator that allows them to run books through the machine's four pockets instead of hand feeding them which saves a lot of labor.

"The book block gives us the capability of running four separate jobs just by pushing a button," says Suda.

The installation process took two and a half weeks for Colter & Peterson to complete including testing to ensure top performance and SanMar couldn't have been more pleased.

"Everything went according to schedule," says Suda.

About Colter & Peterson:
Colter & Peterson is the largest independent distributor of paper cutters and paper handling equipment in North America. Founded in 1932, C&P now employees over seventy-five people working out of four locations in New Jersey, Iowa, and California. C&P is the manufacturer of the Microcut line of retrofit back gauge controllers and the worldwide distributor of Prism, Saber and Maxima paper cutters. It is also the North American distributor for Wohlenberg, Baumann and Schneider Engineering products as well as Horauf trimmers. C&P has purchased the Harris-Seybold and Dexter-Lawson line of paper cutters and provides service and support for those models of machines as well.

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