Category: Workflow Solutions

Digital printing, finishing, and seminars, SigmaLine

Is your company suffering from turnover side effects?

In 2012, Control magazine conducted research revealing that “nearly 80% of unscheduled production downtime is preventable, and half of this is due to operator error.” With the continued turnover of printing industry workers, it’s safe to assume that that statistic is even more relevant today.   The solution? Training. Yet…

In 2012, Control magazine conducted research revealing that “nearly 80% of unscheduled production downtime is preventable, and half of this is due to operator error.” With the continued turnover of printing industry workers, it’s safe to assume that that statistic is even more relevant today.   The solution? Training. Yet…

How Touchless Workflow Optimizes the Efficiency of Simple Hardcover Production.

Touchless workflow is an integral building block of Muller Martini’s Finishing 4.0 engineering and design philosophy. It provides the intelligence to help speed the processing of products that are printed traditionally, digitally, or in combination.   Recently, I visited our factory in Germany to conduct a series of touchless workflow…

Touchless workflow is an integral building block of Muller Martini’s Finishing 4.0 engineering and design philosophy. It provides the intelligence to help speed the processing of products that are printed traditionally, digitally, or in combination.   Recently, I visited our factory in Germany to conduct a series of touchless workflow…

Do you know the top ten reasons there was downtime during your last shift?

More than 20 years ago, Bill Gates wrote that “content is king.” Today’s “Internet of Things” makes data the king to better decision-making on the production line.   I talk to customers all the time about the importance of collecting critical information from their equipment:  Reliable, fact-based data that can…

More than 20 years ago, Bill Gates wrote that “content is king.” Today’s “Internet of Things” makes data the king to better decision-making on the production line.   I talk to customers all the time about the importance of collecting critical information from their equipment:  Reliable, fact-based data that can…

The Value of Confidence—and the Cost of Losing It.

“Tim, we have a serious problem?  The Hennison book is messed up. They found a box with forms 5 and 6 reversed!  The entire job needs to be inspected.”   If you have been in the game long enough, odds are you have been here. And what transpires are such…

“Tim, we have a serious problem?  The Hennison book is messed up. They found a box with forms 5 and 6 reversed!  The entire job needs to be inspected.”   If you have been in the game long enough, odds are you have been here. And what transpires are such…

Today’s hybrid printing world demands flexible finishing solutions.

As today’s market transitions to shorter and shorter runs, books of one, customization and personalization, printers of all sizes are transitioning their business models, many offering customers standalone digital print capabilities in addition to offset. In order to optimize both capital investment and workflow—and achieve a greater competitive advantage—that trend…

As today’s market transitions to shorter and shorter runs, books of one, customization and personalization, printers of all sizes are transitioning their business models, many offering customers standalone digital print capabilities in addition to offset. In order to optimize both capital investment and workflow—and achieve a greater competitive advantage—that trend…

March Madness

Well, it may be March, but college basketball does NOT have a monopoly on “madness”. With our year-end successes, we are in the midst of an installation frenzy that includes five (5) fully-equipped perfect binding lines that have the capacity to produce almost 23 million books per week, per shift. …

Well, it may be March, but college basketball does NOT have a monopoly on “madness”. With our year-end successes, we are in the midst of an installation frenzy that includes five (5) fully-equipped perfect binding lines that have the capacity to produce almost 23 million books per week, per shift. …

Finishing 4.0 is the future of finishing: The evolution of print—and printed products—demands a new finishing paradigm.

Today’s game-changing variabilities in the printing process, including inkjet technology and digital print manufacturing, have produced an extraordinarily complex finishing process. At the same time, your customers are demanding both long- and short- runs, including runs of one, as well as high levels of personalization and customization for their products.…

Today’s game-changing variabilities in the printing process, including inkjet technology and digital print manufacturing, have produced an extraordinarily complex finishing process. At the same time, your customers are demanding both long- and short- runs, including runs of one, as well as high levels of personalization and customization for their products.…

Binding is no longer about speed—it’s about efficiency: How to produce more offset and short-run digital work with less manpower.

Today’s printers and binderies are challenged with shorter offset run lengths and growing digital work. How can such different needs be finished efficiently—while reducing manpower? The highly innovative full automation and touchless workflow capabilities found in Muller Martini’s modern Alegro perfect binder delivers optimum utilization of the production line, resulting…

Today’s printers and binderies are challenged with shorter offset run lengths and growing digital work. How can such different needs be finished efficiently—while reducing manpower? The highly innovative full automation and touchless workflow capabilities found in Muller Martini’s modern Alegro perfect binder delivers optimum utilization of the production line, resulting…

Is it time to simplify your digital print workflow?

Arguably, there are some obstacles when entering the digital manufacturing playing field. And one of the most challenging is workflow bottlenecks. In the traditional offset space, minimal set-ups are needed since runs are longer—and the content doesn’t change. Not so with digital print, where variability of product can take infinite…

Arguably, there are some obstacles when entering the digital manufacturing playing field. And one of the most challenging is workflow bottlenecks. In the traditional offset space, minimal set-ups are needed since runs are longer—and the content doesn’t change. Not so with digital print, where variability of product can take infinite…

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…