“The Kluge V-10 Series Press is one of the best investments we have ever made for the future of our company”
Company: Graphic Specialties
Equipment: , UniFold Folder Gluer, Three EHD Series Presses, One EHE Series Press and a Kluge Letterpress.
Customer base: Greeting card manufacturers, pocket folders, fulfillment services, graphic arts finishing, bookbinding manufacturers and corporate promotional items such as business cards.
Although located in Grand Rapids, MI, Graphic Specialties see themselves as the mid-west resource for foil stamping, embossing and diecutting services.
“The addition of our Kluge V-10 Series Vertical Press (40”) was long overdue. We bought our first Kluge Press in 1989 – the EHD Series Press, which is designed to handle a 14” x 22” sheet and for us, primarily functions as a hot foil stamping machine. As a full service graphic arts finisher we have since acquired several Kluge machines which are used daily at our 20,000 sq ft facility in Michigan.
For an essential development to the business we needed to be able to offer large format finishing capabilities to our existing (as well as potential) customer base. The came with many important options such as 300 tons of impression strength, stripping and gripper removal as well as non stop feeding and delivery features that greatly reduce down time. On top of that, its high speeds (up to 7,000 iph) and large format (up to 41” sheet) specifications allow us to accommodate large print runs as well as fulfilling the need for large format capabilities.
Since installation we have put the V-10 through its paces. The machine has handled everything we have thrown at it and is most certainly one of the best investments we have ever made!”
– Dale Hutchins, Graphic Specialties