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As a small printer, the owner of McClung Printing didn't see the need for perfect bindery equipment. "We're a $4.5 million to $5 million a year shop and printers our size don't usually have perfect binding capabilities," says Tom Trevillian, president and chief executive officer of McClung Printing in Waynesboro, VA. However, just over a year ago, Trevillian challenged his business to differentiate itself from other area printers by offering one-stop shopping to customers and prospects who require perfect bound books. How did he meet the challenge? He installed a perfect bound system. Trevillian admits his is a cautionary tale, although it ends happily.
Exhibitors at Chicago's PRINT 01 are busy highlighting a variety of solutions for greater productivity and cost efficiency. Binding and finishing technology are among the offerings for the shorter-run, on-demand book and magazine markets. Highlights from the show are featured below. Short-Run Finishing Standard Finishing Systems focuses on short-run, quick changeover drive to automate bindery. That's why the company is demonstrating its new 15-clamp perfect binder with in-line three-knife trimming to achieve higher speeds. "As you move into the higher speed ranges, you get into fairly considerable set-up and changeover times from one end of the line to the other," insists Mark Hunt, the
In September, for the first time in four years, the United States will be the site of the largest printing, publishing and converting industry trade show in the world. PRINT 01 will take place September 6-13 at McCormick Place in Chicago, sharing a four-year rotation with major international exhibitions in other parts of the world, including DRUPA in Germany and IPEX in the United Kingdom. During the years it is scheduled, PRINT takes the place of the leading U.S. national exhibition, GRAPH EXPO and CONVERTING EXPO. This year's PRINT show is expected to attract visitors from more than 100 countries. More than 30 travel