Author: Randy Shannon

What comprises a quality saddle-stitched product? Today’s automated quality control systems ensure customer-saving results.

When I was a young bindery manager, a customer service representative handed me a stack of books, all with signatures in the wrong order. Naturally, the rep was upset. The order was for an important customer—and the books had been delivered to their office. I then surveyed the skids of…

When I was a young bindery manager, a customer service representative handed me a stack of books, all with signatures in the wrong order. Naturally, the rep was upset. The order was for an important customer—and the books had been delivered to their office. I then surveyed the skids of…

When It Comes to Muller Martini’s Certified Rebuilt Gluepots, Sometimes a Picture IS Worth a Thousand Words.

Polyurethane (PUR) glues for book binding applications have increased in popularity over the past twenty years. They provide superior page pull strengths and desirable layflat opening characteristics.   Applicator nozzles and specially designed pots are used to apply the glue to the book.  Both have advantages and disadvantages. Nozzles are closed…

Polyurethane (PUR) glues for book binding applications have increased in popularity over the past twenty years. They provide superior page pull strengths and desirable layflat opening characteristics.   Applicator nozzles and specially designed pots are used to apply the glue to the book.  Both have advantages and disadvantages. Nozzles are closed…

Community Newspaper Profits from Addition of Presto Saddle Stitcher

Tucked away in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is The Free Press, a local community newspaper located in Edinburg, Virginia.  Since 1985, Keith Stickley has published The Free Press, which is dedicated to keeping readers informed about local events and government.   In the face of declining revenues in the newspaper industry,…

Tucked away in Virginia’s Shenandoah Valley is The Free Press, a local community newspaper located in Edinburg, Virginia.  Since 1985, Keith Stickley has published The Free Press, which is dedicated to keeping readers informed about local events and government.   In the face of declining revenues in the newspaper industry,…