Flexibility in saddle stitching production – Offset or Digital

Long- and short-run saddle stitching productions have always posed some finishing challenges. You needed dedicated lines for long-run offset productions and separate lines for feeding digitally printed products. But when your machines remained idle as volumes of one or the other did not meet full capacity, your investments remained idle…

Long- and short-run saddle stitching productions have always posed some finishing challenges. You needed dedicated lines for long-run offset productions and separate lines for feeding digitally printed products. But when your machines remained idle as volumes of one or the other did not meet full capacity, your investments remained idle…

Magical Moments

Pop-up books have been impressing their readers with plastic, three-dimensional images for generations. Paper engineers like Maike Biederstädt dedicate themselves to the intricate art of paper construction, which requires both artistic skills and spatial-mathematical understanding.   For a long time, pop-up, fold-out and pull-out picture books have inspired children in…

Pop-up books have been impressing their readers with plastic, three-dimensional images for generations. Paper engineers like Maike Biederstädt dedicate themselves to the intricate art of paper construction, which requires both artistic skills and spatial-mathematical understanding.   For a long time, pop-up, fold-out and pull-out picture books have inspired children in…

Resilience. The key to success during unprecedented times.
Part 2 in an ongoing multi-part series: Assess every step.

As I discussed in my last installment, this past year has certainly been a unique and challenging one, to say the least. Perhaps what made it most difficult was the suddenness of the changes that we faced. But this also acted as motivator for every salesperson to assess the importance…

As I discussed in my last installment, this past year has certainly been a unique and challenging one, to say the least. Perhaps what made it most difficult was the suddenness of the changes that we faced. But this also acted as motivator for every salesperson to assess the importance…

There’s Life in the Old Dog Yet Again – Including Books

250 percent more books sold in the first three months of the current year, and as much as 830 percent growth in the Hobby + Home book segment. The sales figures of Swiss online retailer Galaxus prove that books gained in popularity during the Corona pandemic – as you can…

250 percent more books sold in the first three months of the current year, and as much as 830 percent growth in the Hobby + Home book segment. The sales figures of Swiss online retailer Galaxus prove that books gained in popularity during the Corona pandemic – as you can…

Eckhart & Company invests in their future with a Muller Martini BF 513 Bookline

As a full-service bindery, Eckhart & Company offers a wide variety of production options, products, and capabilities to create unique, compelling books and presentation materials. Just recently, I oversaw the installation of a BF 513 Bookline at their facility. I sat down with Chris Eckhart, President of Eckhart & Company,…

As a full-service bindery, Eckhart & Company offers a wide variety of production options, products, and capabilities to create unique, compelling books and presentation materials. Just recently, I oversaw the installation of a BF 513 Bookline at their facility. I sat down with Chris Eckhart, President of Eckhart & Company,…

Summertime, fun time. How about a little maintenance time too!

Although the calendar indicates we have only officially been in summer for a few weeks, many of us have been enjoying summer activities since at least Memorial Day. Whether your idea of a perfect summer day is spending it at the beach, the pool, a barbecue, in the garden, or…

Although the calendar indicates we have only officially been in summer for a few weeks, many of us have been enjoying summer activities since at least Memorial Day. Whether your idea of a perfect summer day is spending it at the beach, the pool, a barbecue, in the garden, or…

China Print 2021: The Show Must Go On!

Muller Martini will be present with a stand at China Print 2021, which will be held in Beijing from June 23 to 27 and is the first major exhibition for the graphic arts industry with visitors since the outbreak of the corona pandemic. The Muller Martini team is looking forward to…

Muller Martini will be present with a stand at China Print 2021, which will be held in Beijing from June 23 to 27 and is the first major exhibition for the graphic arts industry with visitors since the outbreak of the corona pandemic. The Muller Martini team is looking forward to…

Where did all the journeymen go?

In medieval times, there were three ranks of workers within trade guilds: apprentices, journeymen, and masters. After completing their apprenticeship, a worker was promoted to the rank of journeyman who would work, usually, for a master craftsman. Today, we still refer to a skilled worker who has successfully completed an…

In medieval times, there were three ranks of workers within trade guilds: apprentices, journeymen, and masters. After completing their apprenticeship, a worker was promoted to the rank of journeyman who would work, usually, for a master craftsman. Today, we still refer to a skilled worker who has successfully completed an…