Category: Workflow Solutions

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Machine Lifecycle Management: Make it an integral part of your business planning.

Rapid technological innovations have forever changed how we engineer machines. These innovations have led to exceptionally automated finishing solutions that deliver the highest-quality end-product while streamlining complex workflows and reducing labor demands. Such advancements are integral to our Finishing 4.0 portfolio and the future of finishing. But they also underscore…

Rapid technological innovations have forever changed how we engineer machines. These innovations have led to exceptionally automated finishing solutions that deliver the highest-quality end-product while streamlining complex workflows and reducing labor demands. Such advancements are integral to our Finishing 4.0 portfolio and the future of finishing. But they also underscore…

“Print products and our senses” series: The eyes plays a part”

“A feast for the eyes”, as a saying goes. What we know from the first sight of a dish also applies to print products. The first visual impression has an enormous impact on our perception and our motivation to take a closer look at a product. There are a number…

“A feast for the eyes”, as a saying goes. What we know from the first sight of a dish also applies to print products. The first visual impression has an enormous impact on our perception and our motivation to take a closer look at a product. There are a number…

Improve your productivity—and profitability—with finishing systems that do it all.

While numerous processes are necessary to make a finished book or booklet, today’s intelligent finishing solutions are capable of handling more and more processes inline. The result? Highly streamlined workflows that achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. Consider the series of manual steps that often take place after the ink goes…

While numerous processes are necessary to make a finished book or booklet, today’s intelligent finishing solutions are capable of handling more and more processes inline. The result? Highly streamlined workflows that achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. Consider the series of manual steps that often take place after the ink goes…

Women in Print and the Path to Empowerment

Print is amazing in many ways, but one of the most impressive is its staying power. Great business empires have been brought to their knees by simple yet innovative changes, but print endures, even in the age of smartphones and social media. And as print progresses, so too must the…

Print is amazing in many ways, but one of the most impressive is its staying power. Great business empires have been brought to their knees by simple yet innovative changes, but print endures, even in the age of smartphones and social media. And as print progresses, so too must the…

Despite corona: Muller Martini continues to assemble

The coronavirus situation is, of course, also impacting our day-to-day work in the assembly department at Muller Martini’s head office in Zofingen. In spite of all the problems, we are all doing our best here to ensure that the prioritized customer orders to be delivered are completed on time. At…

The coronavirus situation is, of course, also impacting our day-to-day work in the assembly department at Muller Martini’s head office in Zofingen. In spite of all the problems, we are all doing our best here to ensure that the prioritized customer orders to be delivered are completed on time. At…

Stop counting. Start competing.

Bean counters may disagree, but the economics of our business rarely bend. Printing and print finishing operations must purchase raw materials, process them in specific finishing lines, and add labor to produce a finished product. And, there’s little wiggle-room when it comes to these costs.  In general, raw material pricing…

Bean counters may disagree, but the economics of our business rarely bend. Printing and print finishing operations must purchase raw materials, process them in specific finishing lines, and add labor to produce a finished product. And, there’s little wiggle-room when it comes to these costs.  In general, raw material pricing…

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…