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One of the largest printing firms in Abu Dhabi, United Printing & Publishing, recently invested in finishing machines.

One of the machines installed is a lamination machine from Autobond. The 105 cm Mini 105TH model was chosen for ‘lamination of cover pages of magazines’. The laminator can take sheets of sizes from A4 to 105 x 76 cm and paperweights ranging from 90 to 650 gsm. It operates at speed up to 60 meters/min.

The other machines installed were Meccanotecnica’s book sewing machine and Kolbus perfect binder.

The Aster 180/51 sewing machine can have maximum size of 51 x 32cm. The sewing speed of the machine is 180 cycles/min. It can store up to 30 different sewing programmes.

The new Kolbus binding line consists of a KM 412C perfect binding machine with 30 clamps, paired with a ZU 841 gathering machine with 24 stations and a three knife trimmer HD 153P.

The other machines include automatic palletiser PL771 which has speed of 1,800 stacks per hour and Front cutting machine XCR 100 with speed of 6000 cycle s per hour for production of flap brochures. A book forming and pressing machine compact BF512 is also installed at book production line.

For hard cover binding UPP has gone for Kolbus casemaker DA260.

For product cutting two cutters are installed. These include PK 170 board cutter and XKS cloth cutter.

In October last year UPP has also purchased Manroland 16 page Rotoman 65 commercial web press. The 65,000 copies per hour press have automatic plate changing system. The 1:3:3 folders are a single drive and can produce 2 x8 or 4 x 4 pinless pages.