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. …

THE BOOK MARKET RETURNS!!!!

The North American book market is currently in full swing and healthy recovery following several years of marked uncertainty.  The impending “death of the traditional book” was widely reported in trade publications and business journals as the introduction of digital tablets and related devices rapidly took off.  Today, however, we…

The North American book market is currently in full swing and healthy recovery following several years of marked uncertainty.  The impending “death of the traditional book” was widely reported in trade publications and business journals as the introduction of digital tablets and related devices rapidly took off.  Today, however, we…

Managing Aging Electronics on Bindery Equipment

As far back as the late 80’s, the migration towards electronic controls on bindery equipment was well underway.  Pulleys, belts and gearboxes were being replaced by motor drives.  Relays were being replaced by PLCs.  Knobs and switches were being replaced by display panels and computer screens. By the year 2000,…

As far back as the late 80’s, the migration towards electronic controls on bindery equipment was well underway.  Pulleys, belts and gearboxes were being replaced by motor drives.  Relays were being replaced by PLCs.  Knobs and switches were being replaced by display panels and computer screens. By the year 2000,…

Prepared for crunch time?

How to ensure your bindery equipment has the support it needs during peak seasons.     Many businesses experience predictable periods when there’s a significant increase in work volume. Within the print on demand (POD) market, book manufacturers must be prepared for these periods of increased demand—and customers who expect…

How to ensure your bindery equipment has the support it needs during peak seasons.     Many businesses experience predictable periods when there’s a significant increase in work volume. Within the print on demand (POD) market, book manufacturers must be prepared for these periods of increased demand—and customers who expect…

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…

Profiting with photobooks.

Because of a photobook’s one-off nature, production success can only be achieved through a highly-efficient workflow, one that’s typically barcode-driven. That’s why the high volume, branded internet-based retailers utilize automated production systems. This allows them to achieve the efficiency that’s needed to profitably produce an exceptionally high volume of one-off…

Because of a photobook’s one-off nature, production success can only be achieved through a highly-efficient workflow, one that’s typically barcode-driven. That’s why the high volume, branded internet-based retailers utilize automated production systems. This allows them to achieve the efficiency that’s needed to profitably produce an exceptionally high volume of one-off…

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…