Category: Saddle Stitching Technologies

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…

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,”…

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…

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…

Where did all the journeymen go?

In medieval times, there were three ranks of workers within trade guilds: apprentices, journeymen, and masters. After completing their apprenticeship, a worker was promoted to the rank of journeyman who would work, usually, for a master craftsman. Today, we still refer to a skilled worker who has successfully completed an…

In medieval times, there were three ranks of workers within trade guilds: apprentices, journeymen, and masters. After completing their apprenticeship, a worker was promoted to the rank of journeyman who would work, usually, for a master craftsman. Today, we still refer to a skilled worker who has successfully completed an…

Is it time to say goodbye to your old saddle stitcher?

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. If you are finding it increasingly more difficult to repair your saddle stitcher due to limited parts and electrical components availability, it may be time to start getting ready to say your goodbyes.     The truth is, your older saddle stitcher…

Sadly, all good things must come to an end. If you are finding it increasingly more difficult to repair your saddle stitcher due to limited parts and electrical components availability, it may be time to start getting ready to say your goodbyes.     The truth is, your older saddle stitcher…

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…

The virtual.drupa 2021 as a Digital Take-Away

Rolf Steiner (54) has worked in the graphic arts industry for 29 years and has been managing director of Vogt-Schild Druck AG in Derendingen, Switzerland, for two decades. He writes in the following blog why he misses drupa in Düsseldorf so much as a beacon in the printing industry and why…

Rolf Steiner (54) has worked in the graphic arts industry for 29 years and has been managing director of Vogt-Schild Druck AG in Derendingen, Switzerland, for two decades. He writes in the following blog why he misses drupa in Düsseldorf so much as a beacon in the printing industry and why…