Buhrs Americas

Church of Scientology Opens New In-plant
March 1, 2011

WITH CELEBRITY practitioners like Tom Cruise and John Travolta among its members, Scientology has gotten its share of media attention over the years. The growing church, founded by L. Ron Hubbard in 1954, boasts more than 9,000 churches, missions and affiliated groups worldwide.

Mailpiece Automation and Verification Road Show Dates
February 8, 2008

Buhrs Americas and Lake Image Systems will hold a multi-city road show to showcase products offered by the companies. Demonstrations will be held in these cities: Baltimore, Maryland—March 6 Decatur, Georgia—March 13 Dallas, Texas—March 27 Los Angeles, California—April 3 Chicago, Illinois—April 10 Woodcliff Lake, NJ—April 17 Attendees can register at www.lakeimage.com/asp_print_roadshowreg.asp . For additional information, contact Lake Image Systems at (585) 321-3630 or Buhrs Americas at (763) 557-9100.

MBO Innovation Days
January 18, 2008

MBO’s recent open house was a mini trade show featuring printing and inline binding equipment from 20 vendors. Here’s a look at the highlights.

Graph Expo: Postal Equipment a Big Draw
November 1, 2007

THE LATEST USPS regulations may have inspired visitors to Graph Expo to be more aggressive in their purchasing habits. Across the show floor, mailing equipment vendors reported a lot of interest in their wares. Here’s a look at what was available. BCC Software demonstrated its Mail Manager 2010 mail preparation solution. It is USPS-certified to deliver top encoding and presorting performance, and is fully compliant with all recent Postal Service rate and regulation changes. A new 2010 premium option, the deluxe automation product Job Manager, was demonstrated at the show. It uses watchfolder technology to provide unattended mail processing operations. Böwe Bell + Howell highlighted its

Securian Lands Six-color Press
July 1, 2007

Installing a six-color press in an in-plant is like witnessing a total solar eclipse. It doesn’t happen often, but when it does, it is a big deal. Securian Financial Group’s in-plant recently discovered that the rare can happen. Thomas Neckvatal, director of Graphic Services, says his operation recently purchased a six-color, 40˝ Heidelberg CDLX press to accommodate its ever-growing business. “It is unusual in this day for in-plants to have large-format presses,” acknowledges Neckvatal. “Our business has been developed to the point that we have emulated commercial vendors and have attracted commercial grade business; therefore, the need to have the level of commitment needed to

Pushing the Envelope
April 1, 2007

IN-PLANTS WITH mail imaging capabilities do more than address their customers’ mail; they offer their clients added convenience and improved service, which ultimately leads to satisfied customers. “The main advantage is that one of our departments can come to us, hand the project to us and they are done. We address it, tab it, fold it and mail it. We take care of it all,” says Dwayne Weaver, manager of campus mail at the University of Georgia, in Athens, Ga. Today’s mail imaging equipment can go way beyond simple addressing. Some in-plants are equipped to print colors, graphics and a variety of fonts

Aumann to Head Buhrs Americas
January 5, 2007

Michael C. Aumann has been appointed president of Buhrs Americas, a provider of mailing and fulfillment solutions. Mr. Aumann has an extensive background in sales and marketing of capital equipment for the mailing, printing and packaging industry. He has worked with A.B. Dick and Brandtjen & Kluge, where he served as vice president of sales and marketing. Most recently, Mr. Aumann has served as executive vice president, sales and marketing at Streamfeeder in Minneapolis.

The Promise of Print 05
September 1, 2005

A year after Drupa, what new surprises do graphic arts vendors have in store for in-plants? Here's an advanced look. In-plant managers eager to see the latest graphic arts technologies can't do much better than Print 05 & Converting 05. Held in Chicago once every four years, this is the printing industry's main event. Larger than last year's Graph Expo show, Print 05 will feature nearly 800 exhibits covering more than 725,000 square feet of floor space. To help in-plants prepare, many of the industry's key vendors offered a peak at the products they plan to display in Chicago. Offset Boasting

Pushing The Envelope
November 1, 2003

Seeing big money in their mailing operations, these in-plants have invested aggressively in new equipment. By Mike Llewellyn State of Oregon Publishing and Distribution Program Salem, Ore. Manager: Kay Erickson In-plant Employees: 132 Mailing Employees: 25 Mailing equipment upgrades in past three years: Pitney Bowes Series 8 inserter, Secap V300 dual-head ink-jet system For Program Manager Kay Erickson, the purchase of a Pitney Bowes Series 8 inserter and a Secap V300 dual-head ink-jet system translated to an increase in cost savings and an expansion of the in-plant's business. "The Pitney inserter allows the option of cut sheet or continuous. It has given us backup