December 26, 2017
Mailings Unlimited installed a new top-of-the-line 37-inch SABER® paper cutter with Microcut® PLUS electronics from Colter & Peterson two months ago. Co-owner Jon Webel says it played an instrumental role during one of Portland, ME digital shop’s busiest periods of the year, and he expects the automation capabilities of the cutter will boost productivity to greater heights in 2018.
December 15, 2017
There is truth to the saying, “Good Things Come in Threes”, especially when it involves the Graphics of the Americas Show. Besides the sand, surf and sun of Florida, Microcut/Colter & Peterson (booth 609) will feature a trio of powerful Microcut® retrofit systems – PLUS XL, COLOR and JR – at the Broward Convention Center in Fort Lauderdale. The show is scheduled for February 22-24.
December 06, 2017
Eight months ago, Colony Packaging & Machine made the biggest decision in its 53-year history by changing its name. Formerly known as Colony Paper, the new name better reflects how the family owned, third generation-run business has evolved since three war veterans opened the shop in 1964.
November 30, 2017
When a majority of the work you do is for retail customers with products that are sold at department and big box stores, ‘tis the season to be busy. Graphic Arts Studio (www.gasink.net) in northwest suburban Chicago realized they needed to upgrade their finishing department in advance of this year’s holiday season.
November 27, 2017
Good things come in small packages, and the staff at Alexander Clark Printing in Boise, ID know it’s true. Last summer they had to replace a small size paper cutter that had to fit a constricted space. Some research and a recommendation from a local dealer led them to selecting a new PRISM® P80 with Microcut® electronics. The dynamic 30-inch paper cutter from Colter & Peterson has so far delivered a boatload of positive results since being installed in early September.
November 15, 2017
Visiting an automobile dealer after Labor Day is usually a good time to trade for a newer vehicle, what with next year’s models arriving and taking up space. Ridgewood Press owner Bob Modelski used the same philosophy to swap paper cutters.
October 30, 2017
Pro Conversion has come a long way since Alain Provencal opened the Quebec business in 1995. The converting operation started with only one winder but now has three. In addition to a packaging line, they expanded in 2014 by selling thermal paper rolls and have since added bond paper rolls and paper rolls for large format printing.
October 12, 2017
As much as the St. Louis Arch was recognized as the “Gateway to the West” when it opened in October 1965, the digital frontier figures to be prominent in the future success of Gateway Digital Press. The St. Louis printer’s business is skewing more digital these days, requiring management to find the right equipment to handle greater demands.
October 05, 2017
Wide format providers have discovered the versatile options Colter & Peterson offers, with paper cutters extending to the 141-inch range and having the ability to cut many different and difficult substrates.
September 28, 2017
The plastics industry is experiencing tremendous growth and K&R Plastics (www.krplastic.com) in Austin, TX is part of the movement. The family owned and operated firm decided to replace an older paper cutter with a machine that’s faster, more productive, offers incredibly precise accuracy and yields key data for more informed decisions.
September 21, 2017
PRINT 17 was a lucrative event for Colter & Peterson. The two new paper cutters and new CHM 1700 precision sheeter that were demonstrated last week at McCormick Place were sold at the show, and are either in route or being installed at their new homes.
September 14, 2017
BC&B Graphics does a sizeable amount of high visibility work for Philadelphia market and southern New Jersey clients. The action doesn’t get any faster than fulfilling high demand print requests for a prominent casino customer, where job creation and turnaround is often measured in hours.
August 30, 2017
The Colter & Peterson team expects to get a five-day workout manning two booths at PRINT 17, being held September 10-14 at McCormick Place in Chicago. C&P will exhibit three new paper cutters in booth 4013. A few rows over, a new CHM 1700 precision sheeter will be demonstrated in Shanghai Eureka Machinery’s booth 4413.
August 23, 2017
Following a trend that took root at last year’s show in Las Vegas, Colter & Peterson (booth 3150) will be giving printers and converters more of what they want at the SGIA Expo in New Orleans. From October 10-12, show visitors can learn how the 141-inch SABER® X-15 PLUS paper cutter with Microcut® can improve productivity 50% or more in most shops, while providing a unique edge in the large and wide format arenas.
August 16, 2017
In the sports world, the team that makes the better adjustments usually wins the game. It works in the business world as well. When majority owner George Scharr’s Flower City Group decided to make some internal adjustments regarding its paper resources, they turned to North America’s largest distributor of paper handling equipment.
August 09, 2017
A leading manufacturer of signs, tags and labels for industrial safety identification, TEK I.D. has earned the safety industry’s trust for producing reliable and long lasting products. Printed on multiple material layers – but not paper – company leaders recently turned to a trusted source to rectify a situation in their finishing area.
July 27, 2017
Nearly 100 people attended graveside services for industry stalwart Eric Ronald “Ronnie” Peterson on July 16 in Mahopac, NY. The founder and operator of Peterson and Sons, Inc. for 40 years, he was 84 when he died on June 7 following a lengthy illness.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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.
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®.
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.
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.
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.
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.