Category: Services

A premier book manufacturer that optimizes the “people factor.”

Some month’s back, I wrote about one of my clients, Friesens Corporation, who had replaced an aging casing inline system with the Diamant MC. It was a particularly gratifying experience for me, in part because Friesens chose Muller Martini over another manufacturer that they had used for decades. As the…

Some month’s back, I wrote about one of my clients, Friesens Corporation, who had replaced an aging casing inline system with the Diamant MC. It was a particularly gratifying experience for me, in part because Friesens chose Muller Martini over another manufacturer that they had used for decades. As the…

Operator training? It might be one of the best investments you can make.

In a period of significant shortage of skilled personnel and aging industry demographics, a lot of effort is made to provide a work environment that is welcoming and rewarding, particularly when trying to attract a new, talented and young workforce. Investing in operator training can be one of the most important…

In a period of significant shortage of skilled personnel and aging industry demographics, a lot of effort is made to provide a work environment that is welcoming and rewarding, particularly when trying to attract a new, talented and young workforce. Investing in operator training can be one of the most important…

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…