BindRite’s 21st Annual Conference Highlights
Green Button Technology
Newest Member Brings Total to 48
The BindRite Dealers Association held its 21st Annual Conference and Trade Show, April 28-30, 2012, at the JW Marriott Resort in Palm Desert CA. Forty-four of 48 member companies attended the meeting for the purpose of evaluating product demonstrations from thirty-four key vendor exhibitors.
The conference theme focused on the emergence of “Green Button” technology incorporated into equipment recently introduced to the print finishing industry. The Green Button touch screen operator interface was demonstrated in automated laminators from DryLam; a fully automated cutting/creasing/scoring/perfing unit from MBM; a simple but effective table top creaser from Count Machinery, a tape binding system from Powis Parker and a two sheet, two envelope folder/inserter from Formax. According to BindRite executive director Al Boese, more Green Button finishing equipment will be rolled out at Drupa and Graph Expo later this year.
The keynote speaker was Hewlett Packard’s Scott Swanson, who presented a view of the Future of Printing and Print Finishing. That presentation was followed by a panel discussion including the keynote speaker and three key vendor representatives from MBM, Powis Parker and PVC Spiral Supply.
The BindRite Dealers Association welcomed Arctic Office Equipment of Alaska to the growing and substantial network of dealer/members which now numbers forty-eight. The network covers all 50 United States, all Canadian Province’s , Puerto Rico, and Guam. Providing deep coverage in these markets, BindRite members represent binding and other print fi nishing solutions from the world’s leading equipment manufacturers, as well as maintenance, printing and creative services.