Book Gift Bag for NYC Schools
The New York City Department of Education received 7,000 books as part of Books for School, a program created by seven book production suppliers to demonstrate the advantages of on-demand printing. The demonstration, which recently took place at the Javits Center in New York, showcased an on-demand system with the capacity to produce 20 to 250,000 books per run.
At the front end of the system, Boise Paper Solutions, a division of Boise Cascade Corp., Boise, Idaho, supplied its Dakota digital book paper for the demonstration. The paper was fed into a CR1300 digital web press, manufactured by Delphax Technologies Inc., by an LS Series automatic web splicer manufactured by Keene Technology Inc., South Beloit, Ill. Working in-line with the web press, a Stralfors Lasermax LX560 cutter and LX565 stacker created the cut-sheet book blocks.
The final piece of the operation was a Muller Martini AmigoDigital perfect binder. A Slip-Torque Star Roller conveyor, supplied by Shuttleworth Inc., Huntington, Ind., transported the cut-sheet book blocks to the Amigo, completing the production cycle.
"Books for Schools is an active part of a movement that promotes literacy through the introduction of attractive, affordable books at a critical educational development point," says Andrew J. Fetherman, manager of equipment manufacturer Muller Martini Corp.'s on-demand solutions division. The Last of the Mohicans, Pride and Prejudice, The Odyssey and A Short Collection of Sherlock Holmes Mysteries were among the titles produced for the Books for School program.