Category: Book Technologies

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Tips to keep your machines, and 2021, running smoothly

In a year that will most likely be remembered by its unprecedented challenges, it’s probably safe to say that many of us are as happy to say goodbye to 2020 as we look forward to a more hopeful new year. No matter what’s in store for us in 2021, one…

In a year that will most likely be remembered by its unprecedented challenges, it’s probably safe to say that many of us are as happy to say goodbye to 2020 as we look forward to a more hopeful new year. No matter what’s in store for us in 2021, one…

Reading with depth

130 researchers dedicated to the topic of reading have concluded that screens and paper are not equivalent as a reading medium. They have manifested this in the Stavanger Declaration. The corona pandemic has given digitalization a considerable boost – for a long time, working from home was not the exception…

130 researchers dedicated to the topic of reading have concluded that screens and paper are not equivalent as a reading medium. They have manifested this in the Stavanger Declaration. The corona pandemic has given digitalization a considerable boost – for a long time, working from home was not the exception…

Expertise through trade media

Decision-makers in business and administration primarily use trade journals. They have a wide circulation as valuable sources of information in the printing industry. Visitors from major trade fairs can also be found at the trade press stand – and are lost in thought when they read some publications intensively. It’s…

Decision-makers in business and administration primarily use trade journals. They have a wide circulation as valuable sources of information in the printing industry. Visitors from major trade fairs can also be found at the trade press stand – and are lost in thought when they read some publications intensively. It’s…

How to Get to Rid of the Spine Build up

Is the spine build up of the book blocks that occurs during thread sewing also a thorn in your side? We can now remedy this well-known problem. The new VFN 700 spine nipping press from Muller Martini presses each bookblock in the spine area, thereby significantly reducing the spine build up. In…

Is the spine build up of the book blocks that occurs during thread sewing also a thorn in your side? We can now remedy this well-known problem. The new VFN 700 spine nipping press from Muller Martini presses each bookblock in the spine area, thereby significantly reducing the spine build up. In…

The best way to succeed in today’s digital book finishing world? Embrace smart manufacturing.

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, was first introduced in 2015. It foretold the continued advancement of manufacturing processes through the use of smart technologies. And with today’s finishing process being forever altered by the influx of short-run, run of one, and print-on-demand digital production, embracing smart factory strategies…

The Fourth Industrial Revolution, or Industry 4.0, was first introduced in 2015. It foretold the continued advancement of manufacturing processes through the use of smart technologies. And with today’s finishing process being forever altered by the influx of short-run, run of one, and print-on-demand digital production, embracing smart factory strategies…

From the black box to the multifunctional SigmaLine III

The world premiere SigmaLine, which was presented with a bang at drupa 2004, has been continuously developed by Muller Martini and is now a multifunctional digital book block solution. A pre-gathering function and a mode for dynamic trimming have also been integrated. Which of you still remembers the world premiere…

The world premiere SigmaLine, which was presented with a bang at drupa 2004, has been continuously developed by Muller Martini and is now a multifunctional digital book block solution. A pre-gathering function and a mode for dynamic trimming have also been integrated. Which of you still remembers the world premiere…

The Year of the Decision

At the end of the year, the Future Report of the Frankfurt Future Institute is one of my must-reads. The experts around Matthias Horx see 2021 as “the year of decision” in which a new (dis)order is supposed to emerge. The Corona crisis will most certainly go down in history…

At the end of the year, the Future Report of the Frankfurt Future Institute is one of my must-reads. The experts around Matthias Horx see 2021 as “the year of decision” in which a new (dis)order is supposed to emerge. The Corona crisis will most certainly go down in history…

Learning with printed books

As a print industry veteran and book enthusiast, I have watched with dismay for many years as my own kids stared, deeply engrossed, at their cell phones.  Witnessing them growing up with a deep love for children’s books in the early years, only to see them transition seamlessly to every…

As a print industry veteran and book enthusiast, I have watched with dismay for many years as my own kids stared, deeply engrossed, at their cell phones.  Witnessing them growing up with a deep love for children’s books in the early years, only to see them transition seamlessly to every…

Showcasing in a traffic training area

For several months no trade fairs could be held, not only in German-speaking countries. With the first small national events such as the Haptica in Bonn, however, the new start was a success. If you are currently at a commercial fair, it makes you feel like you’re back on the…

For several months no trade fairs could be held, not only in German-speaking countries. With the first small national events such as the Haptica in Bonn, however, the new start was a success. If you are currently at a commercial fair, it makes you feel like you’re back on the…

Sustainability series (II): the footprint of print

In the first part of our blog trilogy last week on the subject of sustainability, we discussed the subject of climate change. What does that have to do with the printing industry? Industrial production is responsible for as much as 9 percent of global CO2 emissions – how high is…

In the first part of our blog trilogy last week on the subject of sustainability, we discussed the subject of climate change. What does that have to do with the printing industry? Industrial production is responsible for as much as 9 percent of global CO2 emissions – how high is…