Printed books are back. Big time.

The book business is going gangbusters. Being responsible for hardcover finishing solutions at Muller Martini, of late I’ve seen unprecedented activity in both the hard and softcover book markets as printers and binderies reach out for new finishing solutions. Some of this activity is the result of: Migration from overseas.…

The book business is going gangbusters. Being responsible for hardcover finishing solutions at Muller Martini, of late I’ve seen unprecedented activity in both the hard and softcover book markets as printers and binderies reach out for new finishing solutions. Some of this activity is the result of: Migration from overseas.…

Have you checked your press conveyors lately?

What’s one of the easiest machines to ignore in the mailroom? It could very well be the press conveyor whose function may appear to be a bit mundane. That is until one shuts down, and, with it, newspaper production. As with most newspaper equipment and systems, the install base of…

What’s one of the easiest machines to ignore in the mailroom? It could very well be the press conveyor whose function may appear to be a bit mundane. That is until one shuts down, and, with it, newspaper production. As with most newspaper equipment and systems, the install base of…

Appreciating the work behind the book.

When I go the local book store to meet some friends, there is always coffee, snacks and good conversation. After chatting for a bit, everyone wanders off to check out the latest books or magazines. We then reconvene with an array of items to review and/or purchase. The thought that…

When I go the local book store to meet some friends, there is always coffee, snacks and good conversation. After chatting for a bit, everyone wanders off to check out the latest books or magazines. We then reconvene with an array of items to review and/or purchase. The thought that…

Always progressing. Always improving.

Benjamin Franklin wrote “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” So true! Some time has passed since I joined the Muller Martini parts team after spending fourteen years with Kolbus America. Since the transition, I’ve seen an increased inventory for Kolbus parts…

Benjamin Franklin wrote “Without continual growth and progress, such words as improvement, achievement, and success have no meaning.” So true! Some time has passed since I joined the Muller Martini parts team after spending fourteen years with Kolbus America. Since the transition, I’ve seen an increased inventory for Kolbus parts…

Can preventive maintenance save you money?

Regardless of studies that strongly support the value of a preventive maintenance program, many binderies continue to react to maintenance concerns. That is, they wait until a machine actually breaks down before having it serviced. However, reactive maintenance is not only a costly expense, but one that’s often costlier than…

Regardless of studies that strongly support the value of a preventive maintenance program, many binderies continue to react to maintenance concerns. That is, they wait until a machine actually breaks down before having it serviced. However, reactive maintenance is not only a costly expense, but one that’s often costlier than…

The end-to-end saddle stitching solution for complex, variable products.

As an electrical engineer for Muller Martini, I travel to customers nationwide to install complex, but user-friendly, workflow software solutions. Yes, our modern saddle stitchers are engineered with highly innovative “touchless” functionality that greatly improves workflows by minimizing makereadies and other manual interventions. But there are particular job challenges that…

As an electrical engineer for Muller Martini, I travel to customers nationwide to install complex, but user-friendly, workflow software solutions. Yes, our modern saddle stitchers are engineered with highly innovative “touchless” functionality that greatly improves workflows by minimizing makereadies and other manual interventions. But there are particular job challenges that…

A game changer in book sewing.

Traditional book sewing’s superior construction strength, layflat performance, and quality have long established it as the binding of choice for textbooks and yearbooks, as well as such high-end genres as reference books, cookbooks, and religious texts.  But, until recently, book sewing was only possible with offset production, thereby limiting its…

Traditional book sewing’s superior construction strength, layflat performance, and quality have long established it as the binding of choice for textbooks and yearbooks, as well as such high-end genres as reference books, cookbooks, and religious texts.  But, until recently, book sewing was only possible with offset production, thereby limiting its…

Can your service providers offer immediate technical support in a malware attack?

As you may have read, the Chicago Tribune Group, the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune (former Tribune properties) made headlines of their own recently when a significant virus infected their computer systems. It was a widespread cyberattack that impacted Tribune properties throughout the country, including the Baltimore…

As you may have read, the Chicago Tribune Group, the Los Angeles Times and San Diego Union Tribune (former Tribune properties) made headlines of their own recently when a significant virus infected their computer systems. It was a widespread cyberattack that impacted Tribune properties throughout the country, including the Baltimore…