Category: Book Technologies

Softcover and hardcover books and photobooks, seminars

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,…

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…

TikTok – a Digital Book Club

Under the hashtag #BookTok, young people post book recommendations on TikTok. In doing so, they breathe new life into even long-forgotten books – and in the best case, even ensure a new edition.   I must confess that I completely underestimated the importance of social media. LinkedIn is now firmly…

Under the hashtag #BookTok, young people post book recommendations on TikTok. In doing so, they breathe new life into even long-forgotten books – and in the best case, even ensure a new edition.   I must confess that I completely underestimated the importance of social media. LinkedIn is now firmly…

Paper with a New Recipe

Cotton or wool, grass or hemp as ecological components: Numerous innovative paper products characterize today’s product ranges. Paper mills are frequently launching new, original products, taking the train directly in the direction of environmental protection, conservation and resource conservation. International competition for original ideas for ecologically sustainable specialty papers based…

Cotton or wool, grass or hemp as ecological components: Numerous innovative paper products characterize today’s product ranges. Paper mills are frequently launching new, original products, taking the train directly in the direction of environmental protection, conservation and resource conservation. International competition for original ideas for ecologically sustainable specialty papers based…

Each Child Has its Own Personal Book

Customized children’s books are nothing new. The first books, in which children slip into the role of the hero and thus become part of the story, were published about 20 years ago. Customized children’s books are still very popular, and publishers are reporting a positive performance across the board. A…

Customized children’s books are nothing new. The first books, in which children slip into the role of the hero and thus become part of the story, were published about 20 years ago. Customized children’s books are still very popular, and publishers are reporting a positive performance across the board. A…

Drupa Has Not Outlived Its Usefulness, But it Must Reinvent Itself

The four-day virtual.drupa 2021 is history. “I think it’s good that this experiment has been dared. Because it is important that our industry marks its presence and is not forgotten,” says Adrian Mayr. In the following blog, the Head of Product Management & Corporate Marketing at Muller Martini reveals his thoughts…

The four-day virtual.drupa 2021 is history. “I think it’s good that this experiment has been dared. Because it is important that our industry marks its presence and is not forgotten,” says Adrian Mayr. In the following blog, the Head of Product Management & Corporate Marketing at Muller Martini reveals his thoughts…