Graphic Systems Services Acquires Global Web Finishing, Inc. and Scheffer Inc.
Wednesday October 30, 2019
On October 29, 2019 Graphic Systems Services (GSS) purchased the assets of Global Web Finishing Inc. (GWF) and Scheffer Inc. The combined companies offer a complete line of finishing line solutions for traditional high-speed web presses and variable repeat digital presses. GSS will provide parts and service support for the GWF and Scheffer products as well as expand the existing GWF product line offerings to meet the needs of the high-speed digital, direct mail and packaging printing markets.
GSS, located in Springboro, OH, is the intellectual property owner of Harris/Schriber and Didde Web Presses. GSS has been in business since 1995 providing new equipment, replacement parts, technical and service support for these renowned products.
GSS manufactures and designs custom inkjet web transports/presses and other innovative solutions for the high-speed digital print markets. GSS offers custom design engineering, machining and assembly services for other industries outside the graphic arts markets.
Graphic Systems Services Inc.
400 South Pioneer Blvd., Springboro, OH USA 45066
Global Web Finishing (“GWF”) is pleased to announce that it has acquired all the Intellectual Property of Scheffer Inc. In keeping with the service record that GWF has provided to our customers we now want to extend that to the Scheffer Inc. product lines that we were proudly a part of in our past...Read More
Manroland Goss, England- Chooses GWF for a Universal UV Coater to be installed on their M-600 sold to their UK customer, the coater will be used to produce high quality UV coated magazine covers and catalogues.
American Spirit-IA- Ordered Portable Die Cutter to be used on their 8pg inline
Top US Printer awarded GWF a large order to build multiple Finishing Inlines and Offline equipped with auxiliaries equipment for delivery in 2019
American Spirit-IA- Ordered Kodak Inkjet Tower & 8pg refurbished Inline Finishing System
MCS, IL- Chooses GWF to build Simplex/ Duplex Inkjet Tower to demonstrate their Inkjet Print Heads at the PRINT 18 in Chicago
Nahan Printing, MN- Decided to partner with GWF to build their first Fuji Samba Inkjet Tower
Sandy Direct, FL- Purchased GWF Universal UV Coater
Specialty Printing, IL- Purchased a preowned Kodak Imaging Tower
LSC Communications, KY- Ordered a GWF scoring Module
PRINT17 September - 2017
Chicago, IL- GWF Participated in Print 17 with display of the GWF Patented Universal UV Coater. Coater demos were given and custom UV coated samples were on display and were distributed to customers.
Coater demos by Offset Unlimited, custom UV samples were printed and coated by IBS DIRECT and UV coating was supplied by Horizon.
Freedom Graphics, WI. – Ordered a portable Rotary Die Cutter For their 8pg Inline.
Trade Secret, Toronto, Canada – Ordered U shaped 16pg refurbished Inline Finishing System to go on their existing M-130 Press
American Litho, IL- Purchased full web High Speed refurbished Rotary Cutter & Delivery Table
Specialty Print, IL – Purchased 8pg GWF Inline Finishing System with High Speed Rotary Cutter & refurbished Delivery Table
American Litho, IL - Purchased a second Portable Universal UV Coater for multiple use on their web presses and inlines
Cummings Printing, NH- Purchased one Universal UV Coater for their Refurbished Toshiba Press, the coater will be used to coat high quality magazine covers.
Freeport Press, OH- Ordered two Universal UV coaters w/ Angle Bars to be installed on their duplex Komori S38, The 2 UUV Coaters will allow them to produce varieties of Exotic Coated pieces.
Master Graphics, IL-Purchased Inline Finishing System to be installed on their New Sunday 24pg
American Litho, Chicago- Converting of Two HP/Kodak Inkjet Towers
Cenveo, CA- Ordered GWF Kodak Inkjet Tower to be installed on their Rotoman-N press
IBS Direct, PA-Purchased Variable Repeat Universal UV Coater for their direct response mailing application.
Komori/ Iklim- Turkey ordered Prefolder for their S38, Komori Press, this Prefolder will allow them to produce single gate and double gate folds with the press combination folder.
Our Daily Bread, MI- Replaced old Baldwin Cutter with Refurbished Rotary Cutter & Delivery Table on their Baldwin Inline.
Freedom Graphics, IL- Contracted GWF to Remove and Reinstall existing Inline Finishing & provide New Drive System
Goss Intl/ Arandell, IL- Purchased 57” Universal UV Coater, Wide Web Prefolder, and 57” Pattern Perforator, the equipment will be mounted on New Goss S2000, 24pg.
Sandy Alexander, FL - Purchased GWF Duplex Kodak Inkjet Tower
SG360, IL- Ordered a refurbished Remoist Pattern Gluer
Freedom Graphics, IL- Ordered a used Rotary Cutter
SG360, IL- Purchased used delivery table
Freedom Graphics, IL- Ordered a Simplex Duplex Inkjet Tower and auxiliaries refurbishments
Goss International / Journal Graphics, NH-Purchased GWF Pattern Perforator to be installed on their M-600 press.
R.R.Donnelly, WI - Ordered GWF first Camming Variable Repeat Rotary Cutter
American Spirit, IA -- Purchased GWF Universal UV Coater for the application of UV security ink
American Litho, IL - Ordered GWF Rotary Die Cutter
American Spirit, IA – Reconditioned one In x 2 Out ribbon deck
American Spirit, IA – Reconditioned one in x 2 out ribbon deck
Freedom Graphics, IL- GWF refurbished two of their Rotary Cutters
Komori/ Iklim- Turkey ordered wide angle bar to produce 20pg signature on their Komori S38
SG360, IL – Ordered Simplex / Duplex Kodak /HP Inkjet Tower
SG360, IL – Purchased a Refurbished Rotary Cutter with high speed Delivery Table
Quad Graphics, WI - Ordered two scoring modules
Royle Printing, WI - Decided to go with the purchase of GWF Universal UV Coater. The UV Coater will be installed on a new 16pg Goss S2000 and will be used to UV coat magazine covers.
SG360, IL- Ordered two Kodak / HP Inkjet Towers
SG360, IL - Purchased high speed Delivery table for their Rotary Cutter
Howard Hunt Group, England - Ordered a GWF Double Pan UV Coater- Gluer
American Spirit, IA - Relocated and installed existing Inline Finishing System
Freedom Graphics,IL- Retrofitted an old Rotary Cutter & Reconditioned Skate Table
ColorDynamics, TX - Purchased Kodak Simplex / Duplex Portable Inkjet Tower
Wilen Direct, FL – Ordered two GWF Universal UV Coaters for use post Coating on Kodak Prosper 6000
Freedom Graphics, IL - Ordered two GFW Universal UV Coater for Post Coating on HPT400 Digital Press
Publication Printers, CO – Purchased GWF Universal UV Coater for coating Magazine Covers
ColorDynamics , TX– Purchased a Refurbished Double Pan Rollers Portable Gluer
Web Press Parts, TX ,- Ordered a Used Refurbished Inline
IWCO Direct, MN - Ordered GWF four Heads Scoring Module
SG360, IL - Ordered a GWF transportable Kodak/ HP Imaging Tower
Schmidt Printing, MN - Purchased GWF Universal UV Coater for coating Magazine Covers
SG360, IL -Purchased refurbished 16pg Inline that was converted from offline. The inline is equipped w/Portable Die Cutter, Envelope Glue, Kodak Inkjet Tower & High Speed Rotary Cutter & Delivery Table
A&R Carton, France - Ordered 57”(1450mm) wide Aqueous Coater w/ Hot Air Dryer, the Coater will be installed on MarquipWardUnited, it will be used to apply flood barrier coating on paperboard
SG360,IL - Ordered two Simplex/ Duplex Imaging Towers designed to support Both Kodak & HP Inkjet heads.
Howard Hunt Group, England – Ordered a large 16 page offline that includes personalization, die cutting, perforating, gluing, inserting and scoring units
Manroland/Velassis, NC - Customer choosed GWF to build a 66” (1680mm) wide Fragrance Applicator for installation on MAN Lithoman IV, 64 Pg press
SG360,IL - Placed an order for two Universal UV Coaters, one Inserter, two Portable Gluers, one Die Cutter and other equipment
McAdams,WI -Retrofitted their existing Rotary Cutter & Delivery Table w/ new GWF Drive, software and firmware.
Lehigh Direct, IL – Retrofitted their Rotary Cutter Delivery Table w/ new GWF drive.
Specialty Print , IL – Ordered Two Kodak Inkjet Towers, Universal UV Coater and Plow Tower Modification.
Brown Printing, IL - Purchased high speed Universal UV Coater to UV coat their Magazine Covers
Baxter, Colombia- Ordered a special angle bar for use with Davis Standard extruder.
SPC, Mexico – Ordered Two Webs Ribbon Shifter for installation on their two webs M-1000
Lehigh Direct, IL- Ordered the fourth Portable Universal UV Coater.
Metrocolor- Peru Placed an order for two Universal UV coaters, one be installed on 16 pg Sunday 2000 in Mexico, the second one to be installed on 24 pg Sunday 2000 in Peru
Goss International - Awarded GWF contract to build two Fragrance Applicators to be installed on their Sunday 2000, 16pg & 24pg, the units will be used to apply Scratch & Sniff Microfragrances for use in cosmetic commercial catalogues.
Roto Armor – France ordered a Prefolder, a Scoring Module and a Three Cylinder Pattern perforator for their newly installed M600 16pg press
Amrican Litho ordered a Portable Simplex Duplex Kodak Inkjet Tower for use on their two 16 pg presses
Large U.S. Wide Web Inline Finisher chooses GWF once again for Custom Fragrance Applicator Machine
KBA – Germany contracts GWF for High Speed Remoist Gluer/Aqueous Coater, Perforator and Portable Die Cutter units on new 16pg Web Press installing in Europe
Goss International ordered Retrofit of 2 Stacked Perforator to go on their half web press
SG 360 ordered Rotary Die Cutter and a custom made Fragrance Applicator. The Applicator will be installed on their finishing inline and will produce four different scented flaps for magazine inserts.
Large U.S. Wide Web Inline Finisher works with GWF to build custom designed 75” wide Inkjet Tower and specialty Die Cutter unit
Freedom Graphics contracted GWF to install a used Scheffer Inline
Roto France - Orders High Speed UV Coating Tower from Global. Machine will be dedicated to magazine and catalog Cover Production with changeable Anilox Engraved Coating Cylinder and on board UV Curing System and Chill Roll Section
V-Print – Belgium chooses GWF for specialized Inserter Unit for “Closed End Mailer” products on high speed Offline finishing system
Major Midwestern U.S. - DM/Specialty Web Finisher selects Global Web Finishing for 8/8 Inkjet Tower for Kodak “Stream” Printheads. System includes Highly Custom Design Features along with GWF’s Licensed 4c Inkjet Registration System
Midwest - US “Best in Class” Web Printer and Inline/Offline Web Finisher adds New GWF Offline Finishing System Featuring GWF’s New VOD (Variable-On-Demand) Rotary Cutter
Color Dynamics – Allen, TX adds Inline Finishing System with Full Refurbishment and Cut off Change by GWF
Arandell Corporation – Menominee Falls, WI partners With Global Web Finishing on a completely customized, cantilever designed Prefolder
While the plow folders of this “PF2” Prefolder open up brand new possibilities for Arandell Corporation – Menominee Falls, WI the design and general arrangement will be compact and functionally accessible beyond what’s previously been done in the Industry.
Reneprint – Riga, Latvia will work with Global Web Finishing on Prefolder
Reneprint in Riga, Latvia has decided on GWF for a new custom designed “RS12” Ribbon Shifting Prefolder for their Komori S40 web press. The new prefolder will put Reneprint into a league of their own in Latvia by offering customers format capabilities unmatched in their country.
RR Donnelley – Danville, KY Chooses GWF for HQ Web Press Scoring
The newly designed GWF Scoring unit is completely portable between presses and has a total of 4 scoring passes allowing scores to be placed anywhere laterally across the web. RRD will enjoy the highest quality “channel” scoring simultaneous on either top or bottom of the web.
Freedom Graphic Systems - Milton, WI works with GWF on Upgrades and Customizations in their Wisconsin web finishing plant
Global Web Finishing is called as a partner to Freedom Graphic Systems - Milton, WI to assist with upgrades to electronics controls on pre-existing web finishing equipment. Global Web Finishing fully specializes in the servicing, refurbishment and integration of web machinery electronics, drives and controls, and digital registration systems.
Global Web Finishing Awarded Contract for 2 Additional UniVersal Coaters
One of the largest and best known DM Web Printers in the world has now purchased a total of 3 UniVersal Coaters from GWF. The “Patent Pending” Design UniVersal Coaters will be installed and running on a variety of Presses/Repeats in September 2011.
GWF is honored to supply American Spirit Graphics Corporation – Minneapolis, MN with a custom designed Pattern Perforator
American Spirit Graphics Corporation – Minneapolis, MN will take delivery from GWF at the end of July 2011 on a custom designed and manufactured 3 cylinder pattern perforator for their 66” wide Goss Sunday 4000 Press in ASGC’s Minneapolis - St. Paul, MN facility. Installation and start up will take place immediately.
GWF Sells Second UniVersal Coater in US
GWF is pleased to announce the sale of our second “Patent Pending” UniVersal Coater to a large (unnamed) US web DM printer. It is stated that GWF’s UUV coater will cost justify the purchase in well less than a year from coating consumption savings alone through the machines ability for a one minute, “On Demand” coating cylinder Changeout.
Imprimerie Solisco Goes with Global Web Finishing For Their First Inline Finishing System
Imprimerie Solisco of Quebec Chooses GWF to Supply, Re-Engineer, Install, Start Up/Train and Fully Re-Furbish a Used Scheffer/WPM Inline Finishing System for a Zircon 6611 Web Press. GWF Provides Unmatched Support at Every Point Throughout the Process.
Graphic Resource/Color Dynamics of Allen, TX Choose GWF
Graphic Resource Inc Trusts GWF for Complete Turn Key Re-Furbish and Installation of a Preowned 38” Wide Inline Finishing System for Their Customer Color Dynamics in Allen, Texas. Global Web Finishing will work closely with GRI to provide everyone with the highest quality re-engineering and support.
Israeli Printer Hadfus Hachadash Purchases Custom Designed Prefolder
Israeli Printer Hadfus Hachadash Will Install this “RS12” Ribbon Shifting Prefolder from GWF to be fit onto a Komori S38 Press in their Tel Aviv printing plant. This One Web In- Two Ribbons Out, Prefolder is One of Many Custom Designed Prefolders Built by GWF for Web Presses of All Types and Sizes.
Global Web Finishing Supplying Latest In High Volume Web Finishing Technology
Global Web Finishing/Merrillville, IN is supplying the latest in high volume web finishing technology to a major US based DM printer. The complete GWF inline finishing system which is being designed and engineered from scratch to meet today’s versatility and efficiency demands installs in June and includes features such as movable position plow folding towers; docking stations throughout for portable pattern gluers/die cutters/inserters and GWF’s new UniVersal Coater.
The Lettershop Group of Leeds, England Chooses GWF For Custom Designed 16 Station Inkjet Imaging Tower
The Lettershop Group of Leeds, England chooses Global Web Finishing once again for their custom designed “Duplex” 16 Station Inkjet Imaging Tower. Each Print Pass side of the GWF Inkjet tower will include 4 Print Stations for Kodak’s S10/Prosper Printheads followed by 4 Print Stations for standard 4.25” and 9” Black Kodak Printheads. This, the second of two identical systems purchased by TLG is slated for start up in early February 2011.
American Spirit Graphics Corporation Chooses GWF To Customize Inline Finishing System
American Spirit Graphics Corporation chooses Global Web Finishing to custom configure and install a large addition to an ASG/Des Moines inline finishing system. Twin portable pattern gluer/coaters and a rotary die cutter were custom integrated to a high speed Zircon 6611 with existing inline finishing and inkjet. This newly created web finishing system is perfectly suited to highly dynamic product formats such as multi-ply paper cards, integrated labels, stamps and stickers, simplex/duplex UV cured coatings and closed end mailers.
The system successfully started up and went immediately into production in late December 2010.
News - Testimonials - York Mailing
Global Web Finishing is pleased to announce the flawless installation and start up of a custom designed, multi facet, prefolding arrangement at York Mailing LTD of York, England. York Mailing is an award winning, UK leading print manufacturer of retail promotion and free standing insert products. The GWF system installed on an MAN Lithoman, long grain 64 page web offset/heatset press and was desperately needed to exploit production capability by expanding the press folder capability.
This exclusive GWF prefolder system design includes additional ribbon creation, shifting and compensation as well as additional former folding and delivery and believed to be the first design and installation of its kind.
Works Manager, Mark Bennett was at times nearly at a loss for words in describing how well such a complex design came together.
“We’ve never seen a system of this size, location on the press and complexity install so well”. “This project was delivered on time and completed at less than half the cost of other quotes and the best part is we lost absolutely zero production time on the press whereas another proposal we received suggested that the press be down for 5 weeks”
“Operationally, we started it up and brought the speed to 35,000iph (2700fpm)”. “We can run any grammage weight paper through…no problem”. “We were a bit concerned with electronics and drive control interfacing with the press which turned out absolutely A1, easy…superb”. “One particular format that used to be on press 3.5 days is now produced in 1.5 days…we’ve doubled our output on many formats”
“It’s really groundbreaking, phenomenal that we took a 6 month old press still in warranty and contracted a new firm in Global Web Finishing to custom design and build something that we were told was impossible and will never work…no one does that and the reward is superb!”
York Mailing LTD
The Segerdahl Corporation Partners With GWF For A New Custom Designed 57” Wide High Speed Inkjet Tower
The portable Inkjet Tower design can be installed on at least three presses in Segerdahl’s Wheeling, IL plant. The GWF machine provides full duplex print capability for all late series Kodak high speed inkjet print heads. The machine can be designed for virtually any OEM dryer type and includes web driven chill rolls after each print/dryer pass.
Thebault/Earth Color Chooses Global Web Finishing For a Newly Designed “PF1” Prefolder
Thebault will produce single and double gate plow folds from their new GWF Prefolder feeding into a Goss combination folder at maximum press speeds on their M600 in their Parsippany, New York plant.
Solna Americas Purchases Two 38” Wide Stacked Pattern Perforators from GWF
GWF will deliver new twin stacked Pattern Perforation units on a high speed Solna Web press at The Mead Westvaco printing plant in Salzburg, New York.