Worldcolor, the global manufacturer of nearly one billion books annually, announced the purchase of Muller Martini’s SigmaLine, along with Kodak’s Prosper 5000 XL Press featuring continuous inkjet technology to be installed in its Dubuque, Iowa facility.
The Daily Sentinel recently upgraded its SLS-1000 inserter with the WinLincs XP Packaging Line Control System.
The future of the books and booklets sector is pretty empty. Well, actually, zero would be more accurate.
Offering an impressive range of formats, a host of different gluing and binding methods, simple operation and a compact design, the Pantera perfect binder from Muller Martini, headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., has established itself as a best-selling product.
After 18 years of working on the front line, Rudolph Müller became chairman of the board for Hauppauge, New York-based Muller Martini, on May 1. Current chairman of the board, Hans Moor, who retired at the end of April after 37 years with the organization, remains vice chairman of the board.
Gardena, Calif.-based Southwest Offset Printing recently purchased its third Muller Martini SLS3000 inserting line. The company opted to buy this piece of equipment due to its speed of up to 32,000 cycles per hour. It also assures quick make-readys and proven net throughputs that can handle extraordinarily tight windows.
Effective Feb. 10, new laws—set forth by the U.S. Consumer Product Safety Commission—will be enforced regarding lead content in children’s products. Hauppauge, New York-based Muller Martini’s PerformancePlus stitching wire meets or exceeds these requirements.
Though several of the press conferences and “big news” at Drupa, held May 2-June 11 in Düsseldorf, Germany, centered around digital printing, innovations in bindery and finishing were no less prevalent. In fact, many of them sprang from the very digital printing trends that overshadowed them. As digital printing speeds have increased, bindery equipment has also gotten faster, with vastly improved automation and simplified touchscreen controls to make them even easier to set up. JDF compatibility is becoming more common in bindery equipment, allowing devices to be preset using production data. Demands for higher-quality printed products have led bindery vendors to improve their paper-handling
Headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., Muller Martini’s newly developed inline laminating and matrix waste removal stations for self-adhesive labels make its Alprinta-V web offset press even more versatile. During production, a UV-curable laminating glue is applied via the flexo unit to the substrate. Then, in the laminating station, a film is dispensed onto the web that runs through a UV lamp where the glue is cured. Muller Martini’s new Alprinta-V laminating station is ideal for: • Unwind units for rolls with diameters of up to 311⁄2" • Machine speeds of up to 1,200 fpm, depending on substrates • Film widths up to 291⁄8"
Hauppauge, New York–based Muller Martini will host an open house at the company’s Long Island headquarters June 5 to 7. The event—entitled “First to the Finish: Leading-Edge Saddle Stitching Solutions for Maximum Automation”—will feature several live machine demonstrations. The event will highlight ways in which printers and binders can increase productivity and profits by finishing jobs faster with the use of state-of-the-art automated finishing technology. In addition, several individual areas will be set up focusing on specific approaches that operations can implement to boost their production control and flexibility. The Muller equipment that will be demonstrated includes: • The 13,000 c/hr. BravoPlus saddle stitcher with AMRYS,