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…

Today’s Newspaper and Mailroom Mantra? Make What’s Old New Again.

As newspaper revenues declined, capital investment in new post-press equipment came to a halt since the need for new technology to meet tighter deadlines was no longer necessary.  The result? Equipment, from press conveyors to inserting machines to bundle distribution equipment, is aging.  And, that is why newspapers are now…

As newspaper revenues declined, capital investment in new post-press equipment came to a halt since the need for new technology to meet tighter deadlines was no longer necessary.  The result? Equipment, from press conveyors to inserting machines to bundle distribution equipment, is aging.  And, that is why newspapers are now…

Here’s One of the Most Cost-Effective Upgrades for an Aging Adhesive Binding Line.

Muller Martini and Kolbus adhesive binding lines produce hundreds of millions of books over their lifetime. And, with a variety of effective support options, these lines can be kept in production for a very long time, continuing to provide excellent service to their owners.   As the industry changes and…

Muller Martini and Kolbus adhesive binding lines produce hundreds of millions of books over their lifetime. And, with a variety of effective support options, these lines can be kept in production for a very long time, continuing to provide excellent service to their owners.   As the industry changes and…

Are Your Press Conveyors and Mailroom Prepared for 2019—and Beyond?

Another year is quickly coming to a close, and as operating budgets are being reviewed and finalized, it’s a good time to assess whether your press conveyance and mailroom equipment is prepared to protect your investment in “ink on paper.” I’m pleased to say that a number of newspapers did…

Another year is quickly coming to a close, and as operating budgets are being reviewed and finalized, it’s a good time to assess whether your press conveyance and mailroom equipment is prepared to protect your investment in “ink on paper.” I’m pleased to say that a number of newspapers did…

Thanks to Our New Kolbus Additions, Muller Martini’s Finishing Portfolio is Better Than Ever.

In July, a group of regional sales managers, including myself, made our first trip to the Kolbus factory in Rahden, Germany. We went through extensive equipment training in the Blue Saloon, Kolbus’ renowned demo room, and we also toured the assembly portion of the facility as machines were being constructed.…

In July, a group of regional sales managers, including myself, made our first trip to the Kolbus factory in Rahden, Germany. We went through extensive equipment training in the Blue Saloon, Kolbus’ renowned demo room, and we also toured the assembly portion of the facility as machines were being constructed.…

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…

Does a Remanufactured Machine Make Sense for Your Organization?

Muller Martini recently remanufactured a 335 Saddle Stitcher for Mitchell Press Ltd., the largest commercial heat-set web printer in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The company outputs on average over two billion publication pages per year.  I’ll let David Mitchell, Owner/President, describe his Muller Martini remanufacturing experience.   Steve…

Muller Martini recently remanufactured a 335 Saddle Stitcher for Mitchell Press Ltd., the largest commercial heat-set web printer in Western Canada and the Pacific Northwest. The company outputs on average over two billion publication pages per year.  I’ll let David Mitchell, Owner/President, describe his Muller Martini remanufacturing experience.   Steve…

Thinking of Entering the Textbook Market? These Guidelines Are Followed By All Major Players.

Nearly twenty years ago, three U.S. organizations—National Association of State Textbook Administrators (NASTA), Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI)—created the Manufacturing Standards and Specifications for Textbooks (MSST).   MSST’s purpose was to establish physical standards of quality for elementary and high school (i.e., El-Hi) textbooks which…

Nearly twenty years ago, three U.S. organizations—National Association of State Textbook Administrators (NASTA), Association of American Publishers (AAP), and Book Manufacturers’ Institute (BMI)—created the Manufacturing Standards and Specifications for Textbooks (MSST).   MSST’s purpose was to establish physical standards of quality for elementary and high school (i.e., El-Hi) textbooks which…