Appreciating the work behind the book.

When I go the local book store to meet some friends, there is always coffee, snacks and good conversation. After chatting for a bit, everyone wanders off to check out the latest books or magazines. We then reconvene with an array of items to review and/or purchase.

The thought that always goes through my head is that all of these items most likely went through a Muller Martini machine. If you’re involved in post-press like me, the first thing you do, before really checking out any content, is examine how the book or magazine was constructed. Was it perfect bound or stitched? Is it square or a little off? What kind of glue was used, hot melt or PUR? Is it a regular stitch or a child-proof stitch?

These are the questions that typically run through my mind. Naturally, I like to think that Muller Martini played a vital part in getting this information out to the people who want to read it, whether to be informed or simply entertained. Yet, for the majority of patrons who frequent a store like this or an online book site, the manufacturing process is invisible and irrelevant. And, if the result is a well-produced print product, that’s exactly the way it should be.

Spare parts play an important part in the book manufacturing eco system. And we are happy to be a part of keeping production moving forward. To all the other critical areas—pre-press, printing, binding, maintenance, and shipping—and all the workers in between, we know you’re out there helping to make it happen as well.

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