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SABER and PRISM paper cutters with Microcut PLUS at Print 17 Expo

July 19, 2017

Playing off the strengths that have made it North America’s preferred choice and the largest independent distributor of paper cutting and paper handling equipment, Colter & Peterson (booth 4013) will feature three new products at PRINT 17. The five-day show will be held September 10-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago.

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Rebuilt Challenge heavy duty paper cutter with air fed side table

July 12, 2017

With 15 employees, Handy Mailing Service in Wichita, KS qualifies as a small shop but takes pride in doing things like a big operation, and they do it well. A full service digital and offset print shop, mail house and fulfillment center for business owners who use direct mail, they know what it takes to handle any size project. It starts with a highly talented workforce and includes the right mix of equipment.

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SABER precision cutting for print shop

July 05, 2017

One up and one to go. That’s how things stand after Mid-States Graphics in Hanover Park, IL installed a reconditioned 112” Seybold paper cutter from Colter & Peterson in mid-June. Owner John Miller has high hopes when C&P is expected to deliver his new 65” SABER® paper cutter in September.

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Ronnie Peterson, founder and operator of Peterson and Sons

June 27, 2017

Eric Ronald “Ronnie” Peterson, 84, of Allentown, NJ passed away Wednesday, June 7, 2017 at his home. Born in Brooklyn, he grew up in Mahopac, NY on a family farm. After he married, Ron raised his family in Staten Island and later River Vale, NJ. His retired years were spent in Old Tappan and Allentown, NJ. After serving our country as a veteran of the Korean War, he tirelessly ran his family business, Peterson and Sons, Inc. for forty years.

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Polar paper cutter with automated backgauge

June 20, 2017

The new school year for many students won’t begin until mid to late August, but for ACCO Brands Corp. the back-to-school season is nearing the finish line. The Alexandria, PA operation manufactures and distributes over 100 million academic and office products annually, including different size covers for FIVE STAR® notebooks.

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SABER industrial paper cutter with dual arms

May 24, 2017

Two years ago, Team Concept Printing in Carol Stream, IL purchased a new 45” SABER® paper cutter from Colter & Peterson to handle an influx of work. Experiencing more growth and needing another machine, management didn’t hesitate returning to its source. Three months ago they installed another 45” SABER, a reconditioned unit complete with an automated Microcut® Plus electronics system. And their productivity continues to flourish.

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Largest format paper cutter 141 inch SABER

May 16, 2017

One of the tags lines SGS in Cincinnati uses to promote its capabilities is “We are Better. Faster. Leaner.” Talk about truth in advertising. Since adding a mammoth new 141” SABER® X-15 paper cutter with Microcut® from longtime service vendor Colter & Peterson in early January, its productivity numbers are literally through the roof.

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Expografica newest automated paper cutter controls

May 03, 2017

Automation continues to spark exciting new developments in the printing industry, and two leading companies are teaming up side-by-side to showcase a unique system featuring the newest automation at Expografica. Set for May 17-20 in Guadalajara, Mexico, Microcut (booth 805) will demonstrate how job files that contain cut block information created by Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc’s (booth 803) imposition software can be converted by a Microcut® PLUS retrofit or Cutter Control System.

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SABER double arm industrial paper cutter

April 25, 2017

As recently as 2013, sales of board games and jigsaw puzzles were heading in the wrong direction. The reason? The rise of mainstream smartphone and tablet use encroaching on family time. But an influx of new games and interest generated by millennial consumers has revived the time honored tradition. That good news benefits Holyoke, Mass. manufacturer Edaron Inc., which installed its first-ever new paper cutter earlier this month when Colter & Peterson delivered a 54” SABER® machine with Microcut®.

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SABER industrial paper cutter safety features

April 19, 2017

Consumers today are driving the marketplace in more ways than one. They latch onto and drive sales for a product that is marketed and promoted a specific way, such as an interesting or unique P-O-P display. Others take notice and it becomes a trend, which then kicks in the vicious cycle of trying to continuously one-up the competition.

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SABER heavy duty paper cutter

March 22, 2017

Many people in North Carolina are excited with the University of North Carolina being a #1 seed in the NCAA basketball tournament and this week’s Sweet 16 round, but the real triple threat is Piedmont Graphics in Greensboro.

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Microcut Transcend clamp control system

March 14, 2017

There was some concern over a new venue for last month’s Graphics of the Americas, but for Microcut/Colter & Peterson that was put to rest on the first day of the show. Moving up the coast from Miami to Ft. Lauderdale did not put a damper on booth traffic or sales for the three day event, which was held February 16-18 at the Broward Convention Center.

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Rebuilt Challenge industrial paper cutter

March 07, 2017

Ray Andrejcik goes to school every day. As Office Services coordinator at Mercer County Community College in West Windsor, NJ, he manages the day-to-day operations of the print shop and mailroom. With only two co-workers, his team produces 1.5 million pieces of work annually, including the campus in downtown Trenton.

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PRISM heavy duty paper cutter for plexiglas

February 28, 2017

Look around Philadelphia and areas throughout New Jersey and chances are good you’ll find BC&B Graphics’ work. The Pennsauken, NJ full service printer is the go-to source for high profile customers, and they also perform on the national stage for prominent casino clients. Playing at that level requires the best, which is why they went all-in for a second time with another reconditioned 45” PRISM® paper cutter from Colter & Peterson.

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PRISM heavy duty paper cutter safety features

February 27, 2017

With shrinking budgets more commonplace these days for taxing bodies of government, state agencies are not immune to shortfalls or equipment snafus. Mike Pobega, Deputy Director and Production Manager of the New York City Human Resources Administration’s print shop, knows this too well.

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Cutter Control System for print operations

February 09, 2017

When Microcut/Colter & Peterson exhibits at the February 16-18 Graphics of the Americas Show in Florida, it will display the impressive new Microcut® PLUS Cutter Control System.

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Colter & Peterson showroom in West Caldwell, NJ

January 31, 2017

Beginning its 85th year in business, Colter & Peterson has a new home address for its corporate office. C&P just completed the final stages of moving 10 miles west, from Paterson to West Caldwell, NJ, with the new location being more than 50 percent larger and offering more amenities for both customers and employees.

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75 inch and 110 inch SABER paper cutters

January 16, 2017

Family owned and operated Philipp Litho of Grafton, Wisconsin has relied on a skilled workforce, sound management principles and high quality equipment since 1913. A heavyweight supplier in the corrugated industry, a recent equipment purchase is typical of their track record.

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Reconditioned 54” Colter & Peterson SABER® paper cutter

December 20, 2016

For the last 22 years, the management team at Paradigm Printing in Dalton, Georgia has built its success on outstanding work. Balancing new equipment purchases featuring cutting-edge technology with a talented and highly experienced staff has led to impressive results.

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SABER paper cutter with infeed table and flip gate that front loads

November 29, 2016

When a sports team finds a lineup that produces wins, it tends to stick with what works. The same holds true for market-leading companies.

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Rebuilt 45 inch PRISM with Microcut back gauge control

August 18, 2016

Small companies serve as the backbone of U.S. business, so count Valley Die Cutting among them. The New Jersey company started in a garage over 50 years ago, is experiencing a growth phase that led owner John Dwyer to make some critical decisions.

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Register Print Group logo

May 23, 2016

Register Print Group, a large format sheetfed operation in Clifton, New Jersey, has never been shy at finding high-quality equipment to provide customers with the best printed solution. With an eye on the newest technology to boost overall quality and productivity, RPG has placed an order for a new CHM dual rotary knife precision sheeter from Colter & Peterson.

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Potdevin oating and gluing machine with edge gluer presses

May 05, 2016

Specialty print provider TR Enterprises recently encountered a sticky equipment situation, but owner Kelly Robinson knew how to resolve it. Her company affixes oversized labels to the large corrugated boxes used to package Sony and Vizio television sets sold at Costco stores in southern California.

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HP Direct to Finish automation will integrate with Colter & Peterson paper cutters.

March 30, 2016

Colter & Peterson/Microcut announced today the availability of C&P’s ancillary print finishing equipment has been integrated and certified by HP Indigo as compatible with HP Indigo Direct-to-Finish finishing automation.

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PRISM 36 inch industrial paper cutter with Microcut back guage control.

March 09, 2016

In less than 12 years, Avanzado has grown to become one of the largest minority-owned digital print and communication solution providers in the Midwest. They did so by developing and expanding a next generation Automated Marketing Platform (AMP) with print sales to service a Who’s Who corporate client roster.

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Large format industrial paper cutter

February 22, 2016

Paper Cutters Inc. owner and President Randy Mathena, has lived by the motto “The Greatest Ability is Dependability”. His company, a custom converter of paper and paperboard products in Greenville, South Carolina, has found success with those words for 35 years.

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PRISM 36 inch industrial paper cutter with Microcut back gauge control

January 21, 2016

The rigid structure of the U.S. Air Force helped lead Dan Wallace down the path of success. It provided a solid foundation that after gaining valuable experience in the printing business, he started Wallace Printing from his garage in Newton, North Carolina in 1989. Faced with a need to replace a 30-year-old paper cutter, Dan did his homework and found the answer. In early December, a new 36” Prism® paper cutter with Microcut® from Colter & Peterson was installed. He couldn’t be happier with the early results.

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SABER paper cutter saves times for packaging company

November 20, 2015

A few months shy of their 50th anniversary, Allstate Paper Box Company continues to perform above and beyond its clients’ expectations. The Newark, New Jersey based supplier of custom made set-up boxes and packaging understands the importance of servicing its global customer base.

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Newman paperboard

October 26, 2015

For nearly 20 years, Newman Paperboard in Philadelphia has taken advantage of cutting edge technology that makes counting sheets more accurate than ever – an especially critical issue with a North American customer base that reads like a Who’s Who list.

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