Invitations are out for Graffica's two-day Open House

This year started on a positive note for Graffica with the opening of its new showroom at Unit 66/ 22 Dunn Crescent, Dandenong on February 1. To celebrate this event, Graffica will be holding a two-day Open House on April 3 from 10am to 6pm and April 4 from 10am - 2pm.

Pride of place in the showroom is given to the Hamada B452 Mark11. The heavy duty press from Japan's oldest and respected small format press manufacturer comes with diamond encrusted grippers, triple race roller bearings, helical cut drive gears and cast steel side frame. "Fast makeready functions, colour control console with CIP 3 capabillity, E.P.S. platesetting and additional features such as blanket washers make the B452 a fast turnaround, high quality press, that will give the fastest return on investment available today," noted Neil Southerington, managing director of Graffica.

Also on show will be a Hamada Superb 47 with numbering and perforating. To demonstrate the capabilities of the Superb 47 a three-colour envelope will be produced in one pass using the imprinting unit. Graffica will also demonstrate auxiliary equipment such as the KFG 650 folder gluer with glue gun system, the SBL automatic strapping machine and Toppy handling equipment. The Hamada B452 will produce CD wallets which will then be folded and glued on the KFG 650 folder gluer. These will be distributed to attendees with a CD on the products supplied by Graffica.

Although February was a short month, it proved extremely busy for Graffica with the installation of the third 'cylinder killer' - the MY 800 die cutter in Sydney. The MY 800, with a real production output of over 6000 + on the floor, is the answer to the slow production output available from a cylinder. A number of hand-fed die cutters and foiling machines were sold.

Earlier Graffica had completed a double installation at MIG Packaging in Melbourne consisting of a Datien 115 guillotine and an SBL window facer. Specialist print hideer Apex Print hideing also installed a large format XO 1800 die cutter to complement the XO 1600 installed a year earlier at its Dandenong factory. Last year the company also purchased a large format paper-to-board laminator.