Category: Book Technologies

Softcover and hardcover books and photobooks, seminars

Why not consider adding new capabilities that not only differentiate your business, but make it more efficient?

Changing markets, new challenges. Printers and even more trade binders are facing these concerns every day. For many, being different and offering more than a competitor is the smart solution. One possibility is to add on equipment that provides optimum efficiency for gatefold cover products. Some companies have already invested…

Changing markets, new challenges. Printers and even more trade binders are facing these concerns every day. For many, being different and offering more than a competitor is the smart solution. One possibility is to add on equipment that provides optimum efficiency for gatefold cover products. Some companies have already invested…

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.…

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…

In a word: Print.

Have you heard the latest on print vs. digital media? Studies show that comprehension is significantly better when reading printed material over digital. So, your children’s grades could see a higher return if they utilize the printed textbook. Tablets are great for expanding on content by linking to more information…

Have you heard the latest on print vs. digital media? Studies show that comprehension is significantly better when reading printed material over digital. So, your children’s grades could see a higher return if they utilize the printed textbook. Tablets are great for expanding on content by linking to more information…

Achieving a quality spine: Don’t ignore these tools – or you may pay dearly!

Behind ink on paper, the printed word, and the stunning images found in a book, lies the critical binding step, “spine preparation.” Far too often, spine preparation tools are not properly maintained or forgotten about. If ignored too long, or not properly configured, the binding process can become compromised or…

Behind ink on paper, the printed word, and the stunning images found in a book, lies the critical binding step, “spine preparation.” Far too often, spine preparation tools are not properly maintained or forgotten about. If ignored too long, or not properly configured, the binding process can become compromised or…

The Simple, Cost-Effective Way to Produce PUR Books with Confidence

Tired of the hassle and cost associated with producing a few hundred to a couple of thousand PUR-bound books a day?  Are you throwing away more adhesive at the end of a job than what was used to run the books through the binder?  Do you cross your fingers every…

Tired of the hassle and cost associated with producing a few hundred to a couple of thousand PUR-bound books a day?  Are you throwing away more adhesive at the end of a job than what was used to run the books through the binder?  Do you cross your fingers every…

Are Your Press Conveyors and Mailroom Prepared for 2019—and Beyond?

Another year is quickly coming to a close, and as operating budgets are being reviewed and finalized, it’s a good time to assess whether your press conveyance and mailroom equipment is prepared to protect your investment in “ink on paper.” I’m pleased to say that a number of newspapers did…

Another year is quickly coming to a close, and as operating budgets are being reviewed and finalized, it’s a good time to assess whether your press conveyance and mailroom equipment is prepared to protect your investment in “ink on paper.” I’m pleased to say that a number of newspapers did…

Thinking of Entering the Textbook Market? These Guidelines Are Followed By All Major Players.

Nearly twenty years ago, three U.S. organizations—National Association of State Textbook Administrators (NASTA), Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI)—created the Manufacturing Standards and Specifications for Textbooks (MSST).   MSST’s purpose was to establish physical standards of quality for elementary and high school (i.e., El-Hi) textbooks which…

Nearly twenty years ago, three U.S. organizations—National Association of State Textbook Administrators (NASTA), Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI)—created the Manufacturing Standards and Specifications for Textbooks (MSST).   MSST’s purpose was to establish physical standards of quality for elementary and high school (i.e., El-Hi) textbooks which…

When It Comes to Offering the Most Advanced Finishing Technology, There’s a Clear Choice.

Recently, my client, Friesens Corporation, was kind enough to provide feedback about a recent installation of our Diamant MC Casing-In System which replaced an older casing inline system. Friesens manufactures yearbooks, coffee table books, and general interest titles and has been in business since 1907.   What was particularly gratifying…

Recently, my client, Friesens Corporation, was kind enough to provide feedback about a recent installation of our Diamant MC Casing-In System which replaced an older casing inline system. Friesens manufactures yearbooks, coffee table books, and general interest titles and has been in business since 1907.   What was particularly gratifying…