Pad Print Machinery of Vermont Builds 360º Bee Printer

February 10, 2006 (PRLEAP.COM) Business News
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Pad Print Machinery of Vermont Builds 360º Bee Printer

East Dorset, VT- “I can’t believe nobody thought of this before,” said Jeffery Hand, inventor and purveyor of BuzzyBee™, the first significant design change in consumer honey containers is years. Made of 100% virgin polyethylene, Hand’s idea is a hit with not only consumers, but retailers and beekeepers as well. Each BuzzyBee™ holds one pound of honey, has a wide base to keep it from tipping, has front and back flat areas for labeling, feels good in the hand and looks cute as the dickens.

“A few years ago, I stumbled upon someone looking to sell fifteen 55-gallon drums of honey,” said Hand, “and, being the entrepreneur that I am, I figured I’d find some profit buying that honey, filling up a bunch of those honey bears and selling it to retailers.” Hand said that was when the idea for BuzzyBee™ occurred.

“Jeffery got in touch with us because hand-decorating case after case of BuzzyBees proved to be a daunting task,” said Julian Joffe, founder and president of Pad Print Machinery of Vermont. “He wanted to find a way to give each container a handsome finish plus keep his production and handling costs in check to make BuzzyBee™ an attractive alternative for the honey industry.” Joffe said their new series XE 13 machine provided the platform for a truly innovative solution.

“We used our XE 13 running a combi-program, with four axes, to print two colors 360º around the container,” explained Joffe. Handling the containers is kept to a minimum because the entire decorating process is completed in one operation. “We’re both quite pleased with the results,” smiled Joffe. “And, Jeffery left us with enough honey to last for several generations.”

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About Pad Print Machinery of Vermont

Julian Joffe is the founder and president of Pad Print of Vermont. Although Joffe earned his degree in zoology, he had had a penchant for manufacturing as a result of the many hours he spent tinkering in his father’s workshop in South Africa as a youth. Upon graduation from University in 1976, he went to work in his father’s textile business and subsequently took over leadership of the company—-expanding the business to include pad printing. In 1981, citing strong philosophical differences with the apartheid government, Joffe moved his family to United States and, in 1985, embarked on an alliance with COMEC Italia. He founded COMEC USA in a pre-world war one building in Yonkers, NY.

Over the next ten years business flourished. However, Joffe began to feel the magnetism of the New England way of life beckon. In 1994, he could no longer resist the urge to live a simpler, more enriched lifestyle and moved to Vermont.

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont was born in what had been, during the fifties and sixties, the sole movie theater in picturesque Manchester, VT. As the company continued to grow in both number of employees and amount of machines being built at any given point in time, they began to suffer a terminal case of claustrophobia. A concerted search for an appropriately-sized facility in southern or central Vermont finally paid off and, in 2003, they moved into a new 22,500 square foot building located in East Dorset, Vermont just five miles north of the cramped quarters in the old theater.

The new airy and spacious hi-tech facility has a reception area, a large showroom, Machine Shop, Graphics Department, Plate Department, Ink Department, Sales Department, Shipping Department, and administrative offices. For many Pad Print employees, it has become a home away from home. The Pad Print team now comprises 32 highly-skilled and motivated individuals with an incredible sense of team spirit. Their experience in the pad printing industry is second to none.

Pad Print Machinery of Vermont’s newest pad printing machines have combined technologies from the latest innovations in mechanical engineering and electronics. These machines are servo controlled and are extremely fast, extremely precise, and extremely reliable. PPMoV has led the pad printing industry with such breakthrough innovations as the ability to print on medical devices as small as .01 inch to fully automated eight-color machines.

In pursuing the goal of perfection in Customer Service and Satisfaction, the company constantly pushes the edge of the envelope and discovers more and more ways to incorporate pad printing into the customer manufacturing process. They look forward to the next 100 years.