Inline Digital Book Manufacturing from Muller Martini and Océ
As digital book production continues to evolve, so does the need for equipment with greater productivity and flexibility. Muller Martini, Hauppauge, N.Y., and Océ, with North American headquarters in Trumbull, Conn., teamed up at this year’s On Demand Conference & Exposition, held from April 17 to 19 at the Boston Convention & Exhibition Center, to demonstrate the benefits of inline digital book manufacturing. Muller Martini featured the next generation of its SigmaLine OnDemand technology, and Océ highlighted its powerful new VarioStream continuous feed printing system.
The two companies demonstrated a complete inline book printing and finishing system configured to optimize versatility in two distinct ways. The line consisted of Océ VarioStream 7000 series continuous-feed duplex printers running into an IBIS Smartbinder saddle stitcher as one delivery system. It also ran into a Muller Martini SigmaBinder perfect binder via a Shuttleworth conveyor. In addition, the companies also featured the compact SigmaTower cooling tower and the newly designed SigmaTrimmer.
The inline system also has the ability to run near-line. For example, when saddle-stitched products are being produced inline, operators can simultaneously hand-feed the measuring station of the SigmaBinder with book blocks. Muller Martini’s SigmaBinder produces perfect-bound books at up to 1,000 fully variable-sized copies per hour, with hot-melt adhesive utilized for separate spine and side gluing.
Muller Martini is a leader in the development, manufacturing and marketing of a broad range of print finishing systems. Océ is an international provider of digital document management technology and services.
For more information, visit www.mullermartini.com and www.oceusa.com.