Category: Saddle Stitching Technologies

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…

Growing Trade Printer Steps-Up its Finishing Capabilities

As fiscal 2018 steadily moves toward the Fourth Quarter, we are seeing various, different printing plants decide that this is a good time to re-invest since they can offer increased capabilities, at new, affordable pricing. Not to mention, they can also improve both makereadies and throughput, while providing new In-house…

As fiscal 2018 steadily moves toward the Fourth Quarter, we are seeing various, different printing plants decide that this is a good time to re-invest since they can offer increased capabilities, at new, affordable pricing. Not to mention, they can also improve both makereadies and throughput, while providing new In-house…

Could Your Saddle Stitching System—and Your Bottom Line—Benefit From This Revolutionary Upgrade?

We all know that stitching heads are a critical component to your machine’s performance. What you may not realize is that there is a groundbreaking development in stitching head technology—Performance Plus II—that greatly surpasses the output and reliability of conventional systems.   What makes this possible? An ultra-compact head design…

We all know that stitching heads are a critical component to your machine’s performance. What you may not realize is that there is a groundbreaking development in stitching head technology—Performance Plus II—that greatly surpasses the output and reliability of conventional systems.   What makes this possible? An ultra-compact head design…

Premier Printing Winnipeg Invests in Primera

Premier Printing, a high quality sheetfed/digital plant located in Winnipeg, decided it was time to look at options for replacing their 20-year-old Muller Martini stitcher.  The machine was running two shifts a day and had been a reliable workhorse over the years. However,  makeready times were high, production speeds were…

Premier Printing, a high quality sheetfed/digital plant located in Winnipeg, decided it was time to look at options for replacing their 20-year-old Muller Martini stitcher.  The machine was running two shifts a day and had been a reliable workhorse over the years. However,  makeready times were high, production speeds were…

The benefits of seeing it live….

Even in the age of social media, YouTube and lightning fast communications, getting up close and personal with a machine is hard to beat.   The Muller Martini facility in Allentown, PA offers an opportunity to do just that. A state-of-the art facility for manufacturing, and our main hub for…

Even in the age of social media, YouTube and lightning fast communications, getting up close and personal with a machine is hard to beat.   The Muller Martini facility in Allentown, PA offers an opportunity to do just that. A state-of-the art facility for manufacturing, and our main hub for…

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,…

ASIR 3 – Q/C System with a quick ROI

ASIR stands for Automatic Signature Image Recognition. (ROI is less than 1 year) The ASIR control system from Muller Martini is a vision system directly connected to the machine control. This system is used for quality assurance on saddle stitchers and gathering machines. It monitors the composition of products and…

ASIR stands for Automatic Signature Image Recognition. (ROI is less than 1 year) The ASIR control system from Muller Martini is a vision system directly connected to the machine control. This system is used for quality assurance on saddle stitchers and gathering machines. It monitors the composition of products and…

Coupons Bring New Value to Newspapers

Newspapers are mysteriously vanishing from racks across the country. Thieves are swiping Sunday papers from driveways, and others are digging through people’s trash looking for discarded newspapers. Authorities and newspaper executives attribute the rash of nationwide thefts to “extreme couponing,” a growing trend in which shoppers use dozens — sometimes…

Newspapers are mysteriously vanishing from racks across the country. Thieves are swiping Sunday papers from driveways, and others are digging through people’s trash looking for discarded newspapers. Authorities and newspaper executives attribute the rash of nationwide thefts to “extreme couponing,” a growing trend in which shoppers use dozens — sometimes…

Inserting In-Line at Commercial Printing Plants

There seems to be a trend of inserting in-line post trimmer on a saddle stitcher.  Coupon magazines are the hot product doing this process right now. Will there be more publishers looking to copy this process?

There seems to be a trend of inserting in-line post trimmer on a saddle stitcher.  Coupon magazines are the hot product doing this process right now. Will there be more publishers looking to copy this process?

Finally – Saddle Stitchers that are Make-Ready Friendly

Welcome to the first of many blogs for Muller Martini Print Finishing Systems. The majority of my 23 year graphic arts career has focused on post-press equipment which involved working at a large commercial printer and now for Muller Martini Corp. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.…

Welcome to the first of many blogs for Muller Martini Print Finishing Systems. The majority of my 23 year graphic arts career has focused on post-press equipment which involved working at a large commercial printer and now for Muller Martini Corp. I look forward to sharing my experiences with you.…