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2012 GRAPH EXPO Show Preview

Embrace technology at the 2012 GRAPH EXPO from Oct. 7-10 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, IL.

GRAPH EXPO, an all-encompassing commercial printing, publishing, mailing and transactional exposition, is where top executives come to learn, network and make informed purchasing decisions. Over the course of four days, attendees will see the full spectrum of the newest equipment, products, technologies, applications and services from more than 300 exhibitors on seven specialty show floors. More than 50 educational seminars will be offered in 28 categories, plus numerous special presentations throughout the event. GRAPH EXPO features a large display of equipment demonstrations and an unprecedented number of industry networking opportunities — more than 20 co-located with this event. For more information, visit www.graphexpo.com.

The following GRAPH EXPO exhibitors may be of interest to The Binding Edge readers:

Booth #3217
Introducing several folder innovations for versatility and higher productivity with exhibits showcasing automated floor-model and tabletop folders, knife folder, independent feeders, paper cutters, paper drills, creasers, finishing equipment and the BaumPrint 18 Offset press.

Best Graphics
Booth #2444
Demonstrating Osako's Micro, Estar's Alpha and Tener Alpha automated size saddlestitchers, Itoh's new eRC137DX double arm pull cutter and Kudo's new MF-05 1300 jogger with sheet separation air blast and squeeze roller.

The Binding Edge
Booth #4735
Displaying issues of The Binding Edge, a quarterly magazine from the Binding Industries Association. Each issue features a range of business topics, a profile of a bindery or loose leaf operation and information on the latest technologies, new products and industry trends. Free subscriptions are available for qualified readers.

The Challenge Machinery Company
Booth #3435
Displaying a variety of bindery equipment, including paper cutters from 15" to 61", three-knife trimmers, folders, single- and multiple-spindle drills, joggers, cornering machines, stock trucks, padding presses and paper handling equipment.

Colter & Peterson, Inc.
Booth #3423
Displaying representative products from new equipment lines, including PRISM PC, PRISM, SABER X-15, C&P Peripheral products and ACCUTRIM three-knife trimmers. Also showing products from the Microcut division, including the JR, BASIC, PLUS WS as well as the B-65 cut/clamp control system for older paper cutters. Presenting Wohlenberg perfect binding systems and its new DRUPA 2012 product offerings.

Dorstener Wire Tech
Booth #3048
Using premium wire with a superior stitching system can dramatically increase line productivity and eliminate the waste caused by throwing away half-empty spools of wire. Dorstener specializes in high-quality premium stitching wire products with a full range of round and flat sizes to accommodate all stitching needs. In addition to wire products, high-performance de-spooling systems also are available.

Duplo USA
Booth #2221
Showcasing a full range of digital print finishing equipment including the all-in-one DC-745 Slitter/Cutter/Creaser, the new DSF-2200 Sheet Feeder and DBMi Saddle System. The DBMi is a heavy-duty, high-volume collating and saddle stitching system that delivers a letter-size landscape booklet.

FastBind USA
Booth #258
A manufacturer of binders and casemakers for short- to medium-run books will introduce a new, more automated perfect binder.

Foil and Specialty Effects Association
Booth #4734
Distributing InsideFinishing magazine, the 2012 FSEA Membership Directory, The Designer’s Guide to Foil Stamping & Embossing and more. The Foil & Specialty Effects Association serves as a resource and education platform for print enhancement technologies, including foil stamping, embossing, cold foil, specialty coatings, laminates and laser cutting.

Booth #217
Showcasing laminating solutions including the 5031 two-sided system with a new feeder feature that can run with any laminator equipped with a drive roller and the 620os one-sided laminator with optional feeder. Binding solutions on display will include the Magnapunch 2.0 desktop punch.

Gateway Bookbinding Systems
Booth #1061
Demonstrating the PLASTIKOIL Concept QS interline system for in-house coil manufacturing and automated coil insertion. Also showing the table-top KOILMATIC auto inserter for the digital print market and the PBS 2300, an all-in-one dual roller inserter with single-sided crimper.

Booth #1214
Showcasing a full range of solutions for commercial and packaging printers and finishing specialists, including a Speedmaster SM 52 press with Anicolor inking option, a Linoprint digital production press, a Rastek wide format inkjet printer, a Stahlfolder and a POLAR cutter in a completely integrated Prinect workflow.

Jorson and Carlson
Booth #3448
Supplying industrial knives, precision sharpening services and other products to the printing and binding industries, among others.

MBM Corporation
Booth #2034
Providing innovative finishing products to meet the demands of today's digital printing industry. An extensive product line includes Triumph® cutters, digital print finishing systems, folders, creasers, collators and booklet makers. All MBM products are backed by a team of factory-trained technicians, customer support specialists and a top warranty package.

Nordson Corporation
Booth #4613
Manufacturing liquid and hot melt adhesive application and detection equipment for spine and side glue bookbinding, graphic arts and folding carton gluing. Comprehensive solutions include closed systems using pumps, melters, contact or non-contact dispense guns, pattern controls and detection systems that can be incorporated into new systems or easily retrofitted on existing lines.

PVC Spiral Supply
Booth #2454
Manufacturing plastic spiral coil and binding equipment, PVC Spiral will produce coil to customer specification, or customers can choose from an extensive inventory of pre-formed coil available in 50 colors and more than 100 diameters.

RENZ America Company, Inc.
Booth #4838
Displaying German-engineered punching and binding systems from desktop to high output automated inline machines that can be integrated with collators, shrink wrap machinery and other auxiliary equipment. USA-made binding supplies include ring wire spools, ring wire cut pieces and plastic spiral and other accessories also are available.

Rollem International
Booth #224
Demonstrating streamlined mail finishing technology and digital converting of products from press sheet to finished products with no touch points. Offering live demonstrations on near-line slitting, scoring, perforating, folding, gluing and tip-on with customized feeding, delivery and packing options.

Sentry Insurance
Booth #2949
Insuring manufacturing facilities and suppliers. Sentry's sales, underwriting, safety and claims specialists know and understand business and provide owners with property, casualty, life and retirement products.

Spiel Associates
Booth #2651
Displaying plastic coil, punching equipment and brand new PUR perfect binding equipment.

Spiral Binding-James Burn
Booth #2216
Featuring the following document finishing solutions: the NEW Foliant® line of single-sided laminating solutions, the NEW PDI Rhin-O-Tuff® Onyx series of heavy duty table-top punching and binding machines and the complete line of James Burn International® (JBI) punching and binding solutions.

Standard Finishing Systems
Booth #1244
Showcasing the Standard Horizon HT-1000V variable three-knife trimmer, capable of one-to-one variable book trimming, inline or offline; CRF-362 creaser/folder, which handles digital color output across a wide range of light- and heavy-weight stocks, coated or uncoated; HOF-400 sheet feeder, which runs at speeds up to 45,000 14x24" sheets/hour; and the SPF-200L landscape bookletmaker.

Update Ltd.
Booth #3651
Providing a full range of finishing supplies and services for bindery, mailing and digital markets, as well as solutions for cutting, drilling, stitching, folding, gluing and much more.

WCJ Pilgrim
Booth #2369
Offering baling, spiral binding and all types of round and flat stitching wire made from high-quality components, utilizing the newest techniques and the strictest quality systems. Providing trouble-free products to make operations run smoothly.