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April 4, 2024

From left: Chris Armstrong, Lane Press EVP; Matt Hodgkins, manufacturing manager; Beth Renaud, marketing director; Mike Whitney, plant manager; and Dana Sweeney, vice president operations stand with the company’s new Osako Tener Alpha Saddle Stitcher.

SOUTH BURLINGTON, VT – Lane Press, a leading magazine printing company based in Vermont, announced today that it is increasing its finishing throughput with the installation of a new Osako saddle stitch binding system.

Installation of the Osako Tener Alpha Saddle Stitcher is currently underway, and the unit is expected to be fully operational by mid-April. The state-of-the-art binder is rated to produce 12,500 books per hour and includes automation capabilities that reduce setup and make-ready times. With these combined attributes, Lane Press expects the Osako to substantially increase its bindery production capacity. This will be Lane’s fourth high-speed saddle stitch binder, complimenting two perfect binding lines.

Lane’s configuration of this binder will include two cover feeders and six pocket feeders, with full automation feeding capabilities. The stitcher is capable of handling a wide range of piece sizes and thicknesses, including tabloid and digest format, oversized blow-ins, envelopes, cards, and light basis weight stocks.

“The Osako stitcher is an excellent investment for Lane Press,” said Chris Armstrong, Executive Vice President. “It will enable us to pursue more complex, longer-run opportunities. And, its features and automation components will enable us to maximize quality and efficiency. Key investments like this enable Lane Press to continue meeting our customers’ ever-evolving range of needs.”