Post-Press Tour

Finishing capabilities include a 36-pocket perfect binder with book splitter and inline trimming, six saddle stitchers (one with inside/outside ink jetting capabilities), flat-bed cutters, folders, and drills. In the area of fulfillment we have off-line mailing, shrink-wrapping, and a 6-station Mastermailer inserter. This extensive array of equipment and a dedicated workforce combine to enable us to produce jobs correctly and deliver it in a timely fashion. We are able to satisfy the most discriminating of customers.
Rickey Howell
Bindery Dept. Head
Luke Douglas
Material Handling Superintendent

Take a look inside our Post-Press area...

Tom Wedding is closely watching the output of the Stahl 26x40 folder he is operating. The operator in the background is adjusting the feeding speed of the MBO 26x41 folder he is running.

Tom Maier checks the collating sequence of a book gathered and bound on the Muller Martini Side Gathering Perfect Binder. Angelika Bayles loads text signatures into some of the 36 feeding stations.

Supervisors inspect text signatures prior to their being loaded into the feeding pockets of the Muller Prima saddle stitch binder. Theresa Weyrauch is loading signatures into one of the six feeding stations on this machine. Gateway’s bindery has six saddle stitch binders with various features and configurations.

Luke Douglas, Material Handling Superintendent, and Denise Miller load bundles of bound books into a Hanagata HP10 Automatic Shrink Wrap Machine as Margie Cundiff adjusts speed and heat settings.

Gateway can deliver large or small jobs within the local region using its own fleet of three delivery vehicles.

Jeff Hon is taking an inventory count of a portion of the rolls stored in the roll stock warehouse. An average of two and a half million pounds of stock is maintained in this area of the plant.

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