Author: Carlos Martins

Carlos has spent his entire 20+ year graphics arts career with Muller Martini, starting as an Electrical Service Engineer in 1997 where he supported equipment installations. In 2003, he became Project Manager, working with more complex hardcover and softcover systems, as well as mailroom applications. In 2005, Carlos was promoted to Service Manager responsible for Muller’s North American team of service engineers who installed and repaired traditional and digital hardcover and saddle stitching systems. Today, as Solutions Manager for Saddle Stitching and Hardcover Production, Carlos helps customers develop innovative finishing strategies in both digital and traditional markets. He received his Bachelor of Science degree in Electrical and Electronics Engineering from the New York Institute of Technology.

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…

Make Short Work of Short Hardcover Runs

It was over 150 years ago when David McConnell Smyth invented the first book-sewing machine. Sewn books are still recognized as the finest hardcover books produced, a sign of high quality and robust durability, the kind of book you want to cherish for a lifetime. But in the last few decades,…

It was over 150 years ago when David McConnell Smyth invented the first book-sewing machine. Sewn books are still recognized as the finest hardcover books produced, a sign of high quality and robust durability, the kind of book you want to cherish for a lifetime. But in the last few decades,…

Improve your productivity—and profitability—with finishing systems that do it all.

While numerous processes are necessary to make a finished book or booklet, today’s intelligent finishing solutions are capable of handling more and more processes inline. The result? Highly streamlined workflows that achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. Consider the series of manual steps that often take place after the ink goes…

While numerous processes are necessary to make a finished book or booklet, today’s intelligent finishing solutions are capable of handling more and more processes inline. The result? Highly streamlined workflows that achieve maximum efficiency and productivity. Consider the series of manual steps that often take place after the ink goes…

A book of few or many? To achieve optimum efficiency, one finishing solution must do it all.

As someone who worked on the service side for twenty years, I’ve been a witness to tremendous industry change. Thus, one of the most consistent questions I heard from customers was how could they best prepare for “unpredictability;” that is, should they continue with only conventional printing methods, or migrate…

As someone who worked on the service side for twenty years, I’ve been a witness to tremendous industry change. Thus, one of the most consistent questions I heard from customers was how could they best prepare for “unpredictability;” that is, should they continue with only conventional printing methods, or migrate…