Master Graphic Services to add Koenig & Bauer Allpro 110

When Aamir Anwar is asked what sets his business apart from the competition, he quickly responds, “Being flexible enough to produce any job that comes through our door, from the simplest print finishing job to the extremely complex.”

It’s been this ability to serve a variety of commercial printers and folding carton manufacturers in the Southeast U.S. that distinguishes Master Graphic Services, a 40-year-old Atlanta-based company, as it continues to add additional expert post-press services.

With this in mind, Anwar and his team decided it was prudent to add another folder gluer line to provide one-pass productivity and quality control for the variety of customer jobs. The company has chosen a custom-built Koenig & Bauer Allpro 110 folder gluer, operating at 400m per min, which will be delivered in the spring of 2023. Currently, a highly self-contained, climate-controlled, and extra clean room is being prepared for the upcoming installation to provide a special environment especially for the firm’s growing share of the health and beauty segment.

Left to right: Paul Blake (Plant Manager), Aamir Anwar (CEO) and Denis Grabowski, (IT manager).

“We are poised to handle very small jobs in the hundreds to very large jobs over a million,” says Anwar. “Our goal is to be able to convert any style of cartons and to stay consistently and continuously aligned with our customers’ needs. Over the past four decades we have worked really hard to develop a legion of loyal customers. We’ve gained their confidence, and, in turn, they feel like we are an extension of their own business.”

At its 50,000 sq ft complex, where Master Graphic Services displays its production flexibility, the upcoming installation of the Omega Allpro 110 will bolster Master’s capabilities in many ways. While the Allpro’s production speed is impressive with a maximum output of up to 400 m/min, its custom features make it an efficient stand-out one-of-a-kind model. Fully automatic processes are combined with memory functions to achieve the shortest possible makeready times for Master’s workload. An intuitive, touchscreen-based operating concept will provide its operators with exceptional ease of operation.

The Allpro will eliminate these extra pass processes and enhance the firm’s ability to check and convert accurately while also adding a tremendous amount of additional capacity, says Anwar. To further increase its folding carton production capacity, the new folder gluer is equipped with a Turnpro module, which turns the direction of the carton flow by 90º on Master’s Allpro folder gluer. This is a significant value-add feature, says Anwar, since it was developed for producing specific cartons for high-speed production in a single pass. Master also included a Leary glue application system on its Allpro, which constantly monitors Master’s customer carton orders with technologically advanced gluing and quality solutions.

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