A Folding & Gluing Turbo-Boost


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East Longmeadow, MA based TigerPress owners Jennifer & Reza Shafii opened their first quick print shop in 1985. As the printing industry shifted, they recalibrated their business from a primarily commercial shop to a digital printing & custom packaging producer—emphasizing green technology.

Posting double digit sales growth 3-years in a row, they foresee further growth in 2020. Keeping the momentum going—as it shifts to increased packaging sales—TigerPress will continue to make major capital improvements, annually. They are currently awaiting a new Koenig & Bauer Duran Allpro folder/gluer.

As the firm gains more custom packaging work, they needed a folder/gluer that would handle a wide range of substrates from cartonboard to corrugated, offer versatility and the capability of producing the most complex range of carton styles. Jennifer Shafii says that she was searching for a new folder/gluer “to help keep up with our growth and increase our productivity”. The Koenig & Bauer Duran Allpro caught her eye, due to its quick makeready & high quality.

Allpro folder/gluers produce straight line, double wall, crash lock and optional four- and six- corner with single finger servo fold for high speed precision—as well as, inner partition, Z-fold, conical crash lock and CD boxes—at a maximum belt speed of 400 m/ min. They plan to replace one or two of their five existing folder/gluers with the Allpro.

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