Category: Book Technologies

Softcover and hardcover books and photobooks, seminars

Partnering with Muller Martini. From Start to Finish.

During the last year and a half, I have been working with a Los Angeles based customer whose company has taken on a major operational transformation—switching from conventional print and finishing to digital manufacturing. The process entailed extensive due diligence which included evaluating digital presses and finishing equipment designed for…

During the last year and a half, I have been working with a Los Angeles based customer whose company has taken on a major operational transformation—switching from conventional print and finishing to digital manufacturing. The process entailed extensive due diligence which included evaluating digital presses and finishing equipment designed for…

Why Should You Choose OEM Parts?

Automobile manufacturers often warn their customers about the problems of purchasing replacement parts that aren’t sanctioned by the equipment’s manufacturer. And, when it comes to high-value finishing equipment, the same caution applies. Here’s why.   Aftermarket parts are generically designed so they can fit many types of machines. And the…

Automobile manufacturers often warn their customers about the problems of purchasing replacement parts that aren’t sanctioned by the equipment’s manufacturer. And, when it comes to high-value finishing equipment, the same caution applies. Here’s why.   Aftermarket parts are generically designed so they can fit many types of machines. And the…

Tradeshows ARE Important!

Numerous benefits are still easily obtained by attending quality printing shows. I think we all agree that our industry has changed dramatically. In the last eight to ten years, there have been numerous technological advancements in printing and finishing, particularly with regard to digital and modern offset printing, and the…

Numerous benefits are still easily obtained by attending quality printing shows. I think we all agree that our industry has changed dramatically. In the last eight to ten years, there have been numerous technological advancements in printing and finishing, particularly with regard to digital and modern offset printing, and the…

THE BOOK MARKET RETURNS!!!!

The North American book market is currently in full swing and healthy recovery following several years of marked uncertainty.  The impending “death of the traditional book” was widely reported in trade publications and business journals as the introduction of digital tablets and related devices rapidly took off.  Today, however, we…

The North American book market is currently in full swing and healthy recovery following several years of marked uncertainty.  The impending “death of the traditional book” was widely reported in trade publications and business journals as the introduction of digital tablets and related devices rapidly took off.  Today, however, we…

Profiting with photobooks.

Because of a photobook’s one-off nature, production success can only be achieved through a highly-efficient workflow, one that’s typically barcode-driven. That’s why the high volume, branded internet-based retailers utilize automated production systems. This allows them to achieve the efficiency that’s needed to profitably produce an exceptionally high volume of one-off…

Because of a photobook’s one-off nature, production success can only be achieved through a highly-efficient workflow, one that’s typically barcode-driven. That’s why the high volume, branded internet-based retailers utilize automated production systems. This allows them to achieve the efficiency that’s needed to profitably produce an exceptionally high volume of one-off…

What does the future hold for Mid-Sized Book Manufacturers?

The US book business continues to struggle in these challenging economic times.  Margins are under increasing pressure, competition is increasingly global, and consequently there is a strong reluctance to reinvest in the business – who knows what will happen over the coming year?  While these concerns are certainly justified, the…

The US book business continues to struggle in these challenging economic times.  Margins are under increasing pressure, competition is increasingly global, and consequently there is a strong reluctance to reinvest in the business – who knows what will happen over the coming year?  While these concerns are certainly justified, the…

Join the Photo Book market

Photo Books remain an active area for capital investment, and a solid growth prospect in these uncertain times. We are seeing a lot of interest in this segment, enabling the companies to expand their businesses into new areas. Our recent workshop at Graph Expo was well attended, and focused on…

Photo Books remain an active area for capital investment, and a solid growth prospect in these uncertain times. We are seeing a lot of interest in this segment, enabling the companies to expand their businesses into new areas. Our recent workshop at Graph Expo was well attended, and focused on…

Amazing Operators + Amazing Equipment = Amazing Results #4

One of Muller Martini’s most efficient binding lines ran 17 different jobs in one 8 hour shift and still produced 62,000 books! If they kept doing this for one whole month, they would run over 1500 different jobs and produce nearly 6 million books! Come visit us in Booth 845…

One of Muller Martini’s most efficient binding lines ran 17 different jobs in one 8 hour shift and still produced 62,000 books! If they kept doing this for one whole month, they would run over 1500 different jobs and produce nearly 6 million books! Come visit us in Booth 845…

Amazing Operators + Amazing Equipment = Amazing Results #3

One of Muller Martini’s Diamant casing-in lines only missed eight machine cycles during a long run for an entire shift. How many machine cycles are in an eight hour shift? 28,800 Come visit us in Booth 845 at Graph Expo to see more Amazing Results.

One of Muller Martini’s Diamant casing-in lines only missed eight machine cycles during a long run for an entire shift. How many machine cycles are in an eight hour shift? 28,800 Come visit us in Booth 845 at Graph Expo to see more Amazing Results.

Amazing Operators + Amazing Equipment = Amazing Results #2

One of Muller Martini’s Corona binding lines has averaged 14,000 net good books every run hour since it first was installed over two years ago. In one year running around the clock, this line could produce over 120 million books! Placed end-to-end, they would extend 11,500 miles. How long is…

One of Muller Martini’s Corona binding lines has averaged 14,000 net good books every run hour since it first was installed over two years ago. In one year running around the clock, this line could produce over 120 million books! Placed end-to-end, they would extend 11,500 miles. How long is…