Author: Rich Allart

Rich is a 25+ year veteran of the Graphic Arts industry, beginning his career as a Bindery Operations Manager in a well-established trade bindery in Utah. He joined Muller Martini in 2001 and was named Regional Sales Manager for Illinois, Michigan and Indiana in 2004. He works closely with printers and binderies in these states forging solutions in digital, stitching, adhesive binding and hardcover book binding that grow business potential and profitability. Rich earned his Bachelor of Arts from Westminster College in Utah. He enjoys spending time outdoors making memories with family and friends boating, motorcycling, snowboarding, and rock crawling.

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,…

Opportunity in Crisis

I recently went on a weekend trip with my family to Island Park, Idaho, which is located just about a half hour outside of the west entrance to Yellowstone. We were there to celebrate the opening of a new hotel called Mack’s Inn.  The old Mack’s Inn was a long-standing…

I recently went on a weekend trip with my family to Island Park, Idaho, which is located just about a half hour outside of the west entrance to Yellowstone. We were there to celebrate the opening of a new hotel called Mack’s Inn.  The old Mack’s Inn was a long-standing…

Easy-to-implement strategies can help improve bindery results. Part 1.

As a sales consultant for Muller Martini, I have the opportunity to visit regularly with many different companies in many different locations.  And, that’s allowed me to see that results with the same machine can vary from good to better to best. As your partner, Muller Martini wants to help…

As a sales consultant for Muller Martini, I have the opportunity to visit regularly with many different companies in many different locations.  And, that’s allowed me to see that results with the same machine can vary from good to better to best. As your partner, Muller Martini wants to help…

Achieving a quality spine: Don’t ignore these tools – or you may pay dearly!

Behind ink on paper, the printed word, and the stunning images found in a book, lies the critical binding step, “spine preparation.” Far too often, spine preparation tools are not properly maintained or forgotten about. If ignored too long, or not properly configured, the binding process can become compromised or…

Behind ink on paper, the printed word, and the stunning images found in a book, lies the critical binding step, “spine preparation.” Far too often, spine preparation tools are not properly maintained or forgotten about. If ignored too long, or not properly configured, the binding process can become compromised or…

The Value of Confidence—and the Cost of Losing It.

“Tim, we have a serious problem?  The Hennison book is messed up. They found a box with forms 5 and 6 reversed!  The entire job needs to be inspected.”   If you have been in the game long enough, odds are you have been here. And what transpires are such…

“Tim, we have a serious problem?  The Hennison book is messed up. They found a box with forms 5 and 6 reversed!  The entire job needs to be inspected.”   If you have been in the game long enough, odds are you have been here. And what transpires are such…