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…

When It Comes to Offering the Most Advanced Finishing Technology, There’s a Clear Choice.

Recently, my client, Friesens Corporation, was kind enough to provide feedback about a recent installation of our Diamant MC Casing-In System which replaced an older casing inline system. Friesens manufactures yearbooks, coffee table books, and general interest titles and has been in business since 1907.   What was particularly gratifying…

Recently, my client, Friesens Corporation, was kind enough to provide feedback about a recent installation of our Diamant MC Casing-In System which replaced an older casing inline system. Friesens manufactures yearbooks, coffee table books, and general interest titles and has been in business since 1907.   What was particularly gratifying…

Protecting Your Investment Through Obsolescence Replacement.

Knowing that the runway to continue to put Ink on Paper for most newspapers is AT LEAST 10 years, we need to keep our existing equipment running efficiently, if full replacement is not an option. Electronic controls systems are the heartbeat of our operations. Yet, in most all conveyors and…

Knowing that the runway to continue to put Ink on Paper for most newspapers is AT LEAST 10 years, we need to keep our existing equipment running efficiently, if full replacement is not an option. Electronic controls systems are the heartbeat of our operations. Yet, in most all conveyors and…

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…

Partnering with Muller Martini. From Start to Finish.

During the last year and a half, I have been working with a Los Angeles based customer whose company has taken on a major operational transformation—switching from conventional print and finishing to digital manufacturing. The process entailed extensive due diligence which included evaluating digital presses and finishing equipment designed for…

During the last year and a half, I have been working with a Los Angeles based customer whose company has taken on a major operational transformation—switching from conventional print and finishing to digital manufacturing. The process entailed extensive due diligence which included evaluating digital presses and finishing equipment designed for…

Why Should You Choose OEM Parts?

Automobile manufacturers often warn their customers about the problems of purchasing replacement parts that aren’t sanctioned by the equipment’s manufacturer. And, when it comes to high-value finishing equipment, the same caution applies. Here’s why.   Aftermarket parts are generically designed so they can fit many types of machines. And the…

Automobile manufacturers often warn their customers about the problems of purchasing replacement parts that aren’t sanctioned by the equipment’s manufacturer. And, when it comes to high-value finishing equipment, the same caution applies. Here’s why.   Aftermarket parts are generically designed so they can fit many types of machines. And the…

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…