Category: Services

Shortcuts make long delays.

When there is trouble with your print finishing equipment, it is very tempting to take the easy way out when trying to make the repair. The title of this blog post is a line uttered by the character, Pippin Took, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.  He is…

When there is trouble with your print finishing equipment, it is very tempting to take the easy way out when trying to make the repair. The title of this blog post is a line uttered by the character, Pippin Took, in J.R.R. Tolkien’s The Fellowship of the Ring.  He is…

Carl Larsen. A company legend. And my friend.

Even though we all strive to forge our own paths, many of us have had the good fortune to have a mentor.  And, if you are like me, you have had more than a few from whom you’ve chosen traits that helped to meld you into the person, husband, father,…

Even though we all strive to forge our own paths, many of us have had the good fortune to have a mentor.  And, if you are like me, you have had more than a few from whom you’ve chosen traits that helped to meld you into the person, husband, father,…

Knowledge. It’s what sets the OEM apart.

Recently, I came across the following illustration by Hugh McLeod of Gapingvoid Culture Design Group. I think his chart could also represent the key difference between third-party suppliers (“Information”) and OEMs (“Knowledge”). How so? When maintaining and servicing highly expensive print finishing equipment, there’s a ton of available information. But…

Recently, I came across the following illustration by Hugh McLeod of Gapingvoid Culture Design Group. I think his chart could also represent the key difference between third-party suppliers (“Information”) and OEMs (“Knowledge”). How so? When maintaining and servicing highly expensive print finishing equipment, there’s a ton of available information. But…

Trust is the key to true partnerships—and future opportunities. Here’s proof.

In today’s ever-changing, ever-challenging industry, printing companies and equipment manufacturers can discover huge monetary and production advantages by trusting in their long-term business relationships. As you’ll read, what often ensues is the upgrading of manufacturing processes which in turn deliver investment protection for all parties. Distinct manufacturing challenges. Similar financial…

In today’s ever-changing, ever-challenging industry, printing companies and equipment manufacturers can discover huge monetary and production advantages by trusting in their long-term business relationships. As you’ll read, what often ensues is the upgrading of manufacturing processes which in turn deliver investment protection for all parties. Distinct manufacturing challenges. Similar financial…

Summer Projects

This summer hopefully each of you has planned some personal downtime to replenish your Vitamin D, as well as professional down-time to schedule bindery maintenance service for your production lines. Muller Martini can assist with the latter. MMInspect is now available for Kolbus equipment. Muller Martini customers have long relied…

This summer hopefully each of you has planned some personal downtime to replenish your Vitamin D, as well as professional down-time to schedule bindery maintenance service for your production lines. Muller Martini can assist with the latter. MMInspect is now available for Kolbus equipment. Muller Martini customers have long relied…

SAFE. Enhanced Connex support when you need it most.

For many operations, books of one and shorter runs are actually increasing overall daily output. This greater demand, coupled with constantly changing formats and/or content, has resulted in a production process that’s even more challenging and complex for operators, machines, and systems. A start-to-finish connection optimizes production. As our current…

For many operations, books of one and shorter runs are actually increasing overall daily output. This greater demand, coupled with constantly changing formats and/or content, has resulted in a production process that’s even more challenging and complex for operators, machines, and systems. A start-to-finish connection optimizes production. As our current…

Being proactive with bindery parts replacement can help protect your bottom line—and your sanity.

There is a common saying in life, “Pay me now, or pay me later.” When it comes to the printing industry, it’s more like, “Pay me now, or pay me more later,” particularly If you are not following basic machine maintenance schedules. Why is that true? Simply because all bindery…

There is a common saying in life, “Pay me now, or pay me later.” When it comes to the printing industry, it’s more like, “Pay me now, or pay me more later,” particularly If you are not following basic machine maintenance schedules. Why is that true? Simply because all bindery…

The times they are a-changing.

My upcoming retirement is prompting me to reflect on what’s transpired during my career in the graphic arts industry. Considering I started in the print industry nearly forty years ago, I’ve witnessed some major transformations and have been an active participant in forging new futures. Here are some key takeaways…

My upcoming retirement is prompting me to reflect on what’s transpired during my career in the graphic arts industry. Considering I started in the print industry nearly forty years ago, I’ve witnessed some major transformations and have been an active participant in forging new futures. Here are some key takeaways…

Here’s how to protect your productivity—and profits—when relocating.

There’s no getting around it. Relocations are disruptive.  And with today’s consolidations and mergers, many organizations are faced with the task of moving very expensive post press equipment.  Unfortunately, some facilities managers add unnecessary stress to the project (and themselves) by hiring general contractors who typically subcontract the work to…

There’s no getting around it. Relocations are disruptive.  And with today’s consolidations and mergers, many organizations are faced with the task of moving very expensive post press equipment.  Unfortunately, some facilities managers add unnecessary stress to the project (and themselves) by hiring general contractors who typically subcontract the work to…

Easy-to-implement strategies can help improve bindery results. Part 1.

As a sales consultant for Muller Martini, I have the opportunity to visit regularly with many different companies in many different locations.  And, that’s allowed me to see that results with the same machine can vary from good to better to best. As your partner, Muller Martini wants to help…

As a sales consultant for Muller Martini, I have the opportunity to visit regularly with many different companies in many different locations.  And, that’s allowed me to see that results with the same machine can vary from good to better to best. As your partner, Muller Martini wants to help…