Category: Book Technologies

Softcover and hardcover books and photobooks, seminars

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…

The virtual Inkjet Summit had several advantages

Due to the corona pandemic, in person trade fairs are currently not possible. The traditional Inkjet Summit in the USA was therefore held virtually – a completely new and valuable experience for Andy Fetherman, Vice President of Sales and Technology of Muller Martini North America. This year’s Inkjet Summit, a…

Due to the corona pandemic, in person trade fairs are currently not possible. The traditional Inkjet Summit in the USA was therefore held virtually – a completely new and valuable experience for Andy Fetherman, Vice President of Sales and Technology of Muller Martini North America. This year’s Inkjet Summit, a…

Today’s Digital Hardcover Mandate: Modern methods. Old-world quality.

For many years, the gold standard for high-quality hardcover production was a hand-crafted smythe sewn book where groups of folded pages, or signatures, are stitched together to create a book block. The use of colored threads in the headband was both a decorative feature and a signal of high quality and…

For many years, the gold standard for high-quality hardcover production was a hand-crafted smythe sewn book where groups of folded pages, or signatures, are stitched together to create a book block. The use of colored threads in the headband was both a decorative feature and a signal of high quality and…

With the New PUR Nozzle the Vareo Becomes Even More Powerful

Thanks to the new variable block thickness VPN-Flex PUR nozzle from Robatech, the Vareo perfect binder from Muller Martini is capable of displaying its strengths in book-of-one production even better than before – and boosting its performance by 20 percent, as our first user of this technology, CEWE in Eschbach…

Thanks to the new variable block thickness VPN-Flex PUR nozzle from Robatech, the Vareo perfect binder from Muller Martini is capable of displaying its strengths in book-of-one production even better than before – and boosting its performance by 20 percent, as our first user of this technology, CEWE in Eschbach…

Light at the end of the tunnel

Covid-19 has sent the entire global economy into shock and led to enormous economic disruptions. As a result, politicians have launched huge programs to stimulate the economy. Current figures show that things are slowly but surely picking up again. Cautious optimism is thus also returning to the printing industry. The…

Covid-19 has sent the entire global economy into shock and led to enormous economic disruptions. As a result, politicians have launched huge programs to stimulate the economy. Current figures show that things are slowly but surely picking up again. Cautious optimism is thus also returning to the printing industry. The…

Connex creates highly connected workflows. Bit by bit and step by step.

  Data Matrix: “A two-dimensional code consisting of black and white dots, or cells, arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern. The cells, or bits, are encoded with either text or numeric data that provides product information.”   Invented around 2005, today data matrix is found in almost every…

  Data Matrix: “A two-dimensional code consisting of black and white dots, or cells, arranged in either a square or rectangular pattern. The cells, or bits, are encoded with either text or numeric data that provides product information.”   Invented around 2005, today data matrix is found in almost every…

Protective masks – an effective means of advertising

My perception is that most people, particularly here in Europe, are surprised that face masks have been part of everyday life in public since this spring. Without a doubt: Until a few weeks ago, nobody would have expected that medical face visors made of transparent plexiglas plastic and reusable or…

My perception is that most people, particularly here in Europe, are surprised that face masks have been part of everyday life in public since this spring. Without a doubt: Until a few weeks ago, nobody would have expected that medical face visors made of transparent plexiglas plastic and reusable or…

Machine Lifecycle Management: Make it an integral part of your business planning.

Rapid technological innovations have forever changed how we engineer machines. These innovations have led to exceptionally automated finishing solutions that deliver the highest-quality end-product while streamlining complex workflows and reducing labor demands. Such advancements are integral to our Finishing 4.0 portfolio and the future of finishing. But they also underscore…

Rapid technological innovations have forever changed how we engineer machines. These innovations have led to exceptionally automated finishing solutions that deliver the highest-quality end-product while streamlining complex workflows and reducing labor demands. Such advancements are integral to our Finishing 4.0 portfolio and the future of finishing. But they also underscore…

“Print products and our senses” series: The eyes plays a part”

“A feast for the eyes”, as a saying goes. What we know from the first sight of a dish also applies to print products. The first visual impression has an enormous impact on our perception and our motivation to take a closer look at a product. There are a number…

“A feast for the eyes”, as a saying goes. What we know from the first sight of a dish also applies to print products. The first visual impression has an enormous impact on our perception and our motivation to take a closer look at a product. There are a number…