Revival of the North American Book Market

8.2 percent more printed books sold last year – several new softcover lines installed or sold by Muller Martini in 2020 and 2021: the book market in North America is showing pleasing growth despite (or because of) the corona pandemic.   Without exaggerating, the current positive trend can be described…

8.2 percent more printed books sold last year – several new softcover lines installed or sold by Muller Martini in 2020 and 2021: the book market in North America is showing pleasing growth despite (or because of) the corona pandemic.   Without exaggerating, the current positive trend can be described…

Constants are Comforting

In a world riddled with uncertainties, it’s essential to know who you can count on. Like a friend who makes time for you when you need to talk. The paper delivery service that leaves the news of the world on your doorstep before you wake every morning. And hearing a…

In a world riddled with uncertainties, it’s essential to know who you can count on. Like a friend who makes time for you when you need to talk. The paper delivery service that leaves the news of the world on your doorstep before you wake every morning. And hearing a…

How a Palletizer Increases Your Productivity

Want to cut your man-hours in saddle stitching by half? “Impossible,” you will say – “very possible,” is my answer. Because by using a palletizer from Solema, you not only increase the automation and therefore the production reliability of your saddle stitching line, but you also need significantly fewer personnel.…

Want to cut your man-hours in saddle stitching by half? “Impossible,” you will say – “very possible,” is my answer. Because by using a palletizer from Solema, you not only increase the automation and therefore the production reliability of your saddle stitching line, but you also need significantly fewer personnel.…

How LineControl finishing can combat your labor shortage

Recently, I was on a sales call with a customer who was looking for a new saddle stitcher. Like so many of our other customers, one of his chief obstacles was finding skilled operators to run his equipment.    The labor shortage across our industry is in some ways its…

Recently, I was on a sales call with a customer who was looking for a new saddle stitcher. Like so many of our other customers, one of his chief obstacles was finding skilled operators to run his equipment.    The labor shortage across our industry is in some ways its…

150 Stories to Marvel at

Three years – 150 blogs: These are the key figures of our little anniversary that we are celebrating today! Just in time for the three-year anniversary of the Muller Martini blog, we are publishing the 150th blog post. We are pleased that we amaze our readers with our articles and…

Three years – 150 blogs: These are the key figures of our little anniversary that we are celebrating today! Just in time for the three-year anniversary of the Muller Martini blog, we are publishing the 150th blog post. We are pleased that we amaze our readers with our articles and…

Are you ready for the big end-of-the-year push?

You can hear it in the school buses making their rounds again. See it in the first leaves that are just starting to drop outside your window. And if those signs were too subtle, you’ll know it’s fall because pumpkin spice is everywhere!  In our industry, the changeover from summer…

You can hear it in the school buses making their rounds again. See it in the first leaves that are just starting to drop outside your window. And if those signs were too subtle, you’ll know it’s fall because pumpkin spice is everywhere!  In our industry, the changeover from summer…

Four-Part Blog Series: Four Steps to the Smart Factory – Example 3: the Smart Factory

In my first and second blog in our four-part “Smart Factory” series, I introduced you to two Muller Martini customers on the topics of fully networked volume production and production cell manager on June 15 and August 17, 2021. The third episode is now about a company that has a…

In my first and second blog in our four-part “Smart Factory” series, I introduced you to two Muller Martini customers on the topics of fully networked volume production and production cell manager on June 15 and August 17, 2021. The third episode is now about a company that has a…

International Book Markets on the Upswing

The international book markets recorded a significant increase in sales in the first half of 2021 – both compared to the same period of the previous year and to the first six months of 2019, when there were still no restrictions in book retailing.   This was the result of…

The international book markets recorded a significant increase in sales in the first half of 2021 – both compared to the same period of the previous year and to the first six months of 2019, when there were still no restrictions in book retailing.   This was the result of…