Category: Book Technologies

Softcover and hardcover books and photobooks, seminars

Revival of the North American Book Market

8.2 percent more printed books sold last year – several new softcover lines installed or sold by Muller Martini in 2020 and 2021: the book market in North America is showing pleasing growth despite (or because of) the corona pandemic.   Without exaggerating, the current positive trend can be described…

8.2 percent more printed books sold last year – several new softcover lines installed or sold by Muller Martini in 2020 and 2021: the book market in North America is showing pleasing growth despite (or because of) the corona pandemic.   Without exaggerating, the current positive trend can be described…

How a Palletizer Increases Your Productivity

Want to cut your man-hours in saddle stitching by half? “Impossible,” you will say – “very possible,” is my answer. Because by using a palletizer from Solema, you not only increase the automation and therefore the production reliability of your saddle stitching line, but you also need significantly fewer personnel.…

Want to cut your man-hours in saddle stitching by half? “Impossible,” you will say – “very possible,” is my answer. Because by using a palletizer from Solema, you not only increase the automation and therefore the production reliability of your saddle stitching line, but you also need significantly fewer personnel.…

150 Stories to Marvel at

Three years – 150 blogs: These are the key figures of our little anniversary that we are celebrating today! Just in time for the three-year anniversary of the Muller Martini blog, we are publishing the 150th blog post. We are pleased that we amaze our readers with our articles and…

Three years – 150 blogs: These are the key figures of our little anniversary that we are celebrating today! Just in time for the three-year anniversary of the Muller Martini blog, we are publishing the 150th blog post. We are pleased that we amaze our readers with our articles and…

Four-Part Blog Series: Four Steps to the Smart Factory – Example 3: the Smart Factory

In my first and second blog in our four-part “Smart Factory” series, I introduced you to two Muller Martini customers on the topics of fully networked volume production and production cell manager on June 15 and August 17, 2021. The third episode is now about a company that has a…

In my first and second blog in our four-part “Smart Factory” series, I introduced you to two Muller Martini customers on the topics of fully networked volume production and production cell manager on June 15 and August 17, 2021. The third episode is now about a company that has a…

International Book Markets on the Upswing

The international book markets recorded a significant increase in sales in the first half of 2021 – both compared to the same period of the previous year and to the first six months of 2019, when there were still no restrictions in book retailing.   This was the result of…

The international book markets recorded a significant increase in sales in the first half of 2021 – both compared to the same period of the previous year and to the first six months of 2019, when there were still no restrictions in book retailing.   This was the result of…

What Times… (Part II)

In his five-volume “Diary of Bookbinding and Print Finishing” (in German: “Tagebuch der Buchbinderei und Druckweiterverarbeitung”), which he published himself, Hans Joachim Laue, a trade journalist who was born in 1943 and has been retired for several years, looks back on 500 years of the graphic arts trade and printing…

In his five-volume “Diary of Bookbinding and Print Finishing” (in German: “Tagebuch der Buchbinderei und Druckweiterverarbeitung”), which he published himself, Hans Joachim Laue, a trade journalist who was born in 1943 and has been retired for several years, looks back on 500 years of the graphic arts trade and printing…

What Times… (Part I)

In his five-volume “Diary of Bookbinding and Print Finishing” (in German: “Tagebuch der Buchbinderei und Druckweiterverarbeitung”), which he published himself, Hans Joachim Laue, a trade journalist who was born in 1943 and has been retired for several years, looks back on 500 years of the graphic arts trade and printing…

In his five-volume “Diary of Bookbinding and Print Finishing” (in German: “Tagebuch der Buchbinderei und Druckweiterverarbeitung”), which he published himself, Hans Joachim Laue, a trade journalist who was born in 1943 and has been retired for several years, looks back on 500 years of the graphic arts trade and printing…

We Cannot Close Ourselves off to the Digital Transformation

Since last November, Muller Martini has been a Premium Partner at the Printing Expo Virtual Exhibition, the graphic arts industry’s first 24-hour virtual exhibition, with its own online showroom. “For me, the showroom is another excellent tool to use in contact with my customers and there is only positive feedback,”…

Since last November, Muller Martini has been a Premium Partner at the Printing Expo Virtual Exhibition, the graphic arts industry’s first 24-hour virtual exhibition, with its own online showroom. “For me, the showroom is another excellent tool to use in contact with my customers and there is only positive feedback,”…

Four-part Blog Series: Four Steps to the Smart Factory – Example 2: the Production Cell Manager

In the first blog of our four-part series on the topic of “Smart Factory” on 15 June 2021, I introduced you to a Muller Martini customer that has large-scale plants for (partially individualized) and fully networked volume production and fully integrates the different types of production. The second episode is now…

In the first blog of our four-part series on the topic of “Smart Factory” on 15 June 2021, I introduced you to a Muller Martini customer that has large-scale plants for (partially individualized) and fully networked volume production and fully integrates the different types of production. The second episode is now…

Forecast for Print: Things are looking brighter

As we emerge from a challenging few years to a new business environment, what can the printing industry expect, and what should you be looking to do to prepare?   Brighter skies ahead Recent reports from establishments like the BMI and other printing industry experts, along with business analysts across…

As we emerge from a challenging few years to a new business environment, what can the printing industry expect, and what should you be looking to do to prepare?   Brighter skies ahead Recent reports from establishments like the BMI and other printing industry experts, along with business analysts across…