Insource brings Palamides finishing technology to Canada

Insource Corporation (Markham, Ontario), a technology supplier and a service and solutions provider to the mailing, fulfillment, printing, bindery and packaging markets, has entered into an agreement with Palamides USA (Dieterich, Illinois) to become a national distributor of its products across Canada. The move adds to Insource’s growing portfolio of customized and unique solutions.

“This strategic reseller distributorship is part of our mission to continually offer the best automation solutions across the markets we serve,” said Kareem Sesook, director of business development for Insource. “As the landscape of print finishing changes and the need for controlling manufacturing costs grows, Palamides brings unique solutions to handling everyday printed products that come off a folder, stitcher, mailing line or digital press,” he added.

For example, Palamides Delta Automatic Delivery System offers higher productivity while reducing labour costs. By using a Delta at a folding machine only, only one operator is required. At saddle stitchers, one person can remove the stack cost-effectively, even with 2-up or 3-up production, at full running speeds. These systems can be set up in minutes and can create exceptionally precise, variable, digitally-printed stacks.

Another example is Palamides’ award-winning Smartliner 240 Perfect Binder, a completely new method of perfect binding utilizing perfectly flat (lay flat) characteristics. Almost all types of paper and grammage can be processed. Due to its low energy requirements and high materials efficiency, it’s extremely friendly to the environment.

“Insource Corporation has an impressive position among Canada’s printing companies,” said Bob Conboy, President of Palamides USA. “Their intimate knowledge, passion and relationships, combined with a deep understanding of technology and trends within the print communication marketplace, set them apart. With their ability to inspire organizations across Canada and provide coast-to-coast service, we’re looking forward to building a long and lasting relationship with Insource.”

About Insource

For over a decade, Insource has provided leading-edge technology and service in the industrial paper handling, card handling, packaging/fulfillment, bindery and mailing segments. Insource is the Canadian distributor for Kirk-Rudy, Winkler-Dunnebier, KAS Paper Systems, Petratto, SCS Automaberg, Riso, Astro, Therm-O-Type, Profold and MB Bauerle. You can now add Palamides to that growing list. Its staffers are application specialists in inkjetting, tipping, tabbing, inserting, wrapping, folding-gluing, case coding and numerous other binding technologies. Its expertise also covers intelligent and customizable camera systems – including verification, matching, reporting, etc.

About Palamides

Palamides was founded in 1970 in Stuttgart, Germany as a paper folding company. Its headquarters were moved to Renningen in 1985. Shaped by the practical experience of the daily changing needs in the family business, founder Stefano Palamides developed the first automatic delivery system to substantially streamline operations at folding machines and saddle stitchers. Today, Palamides technology has become indispensable behind many leading saddle stitchers, folders, mailers and digital presses. The most diverse products imaginable can be 100% automatically controlled, pressed, collected, jogged, counted and stored using its products. Operations that were previously handled by two or three operators can now be easily managed by one person – at a much higher performance level.

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