Muller Martini

Digital Printing: What’s New and on 
the Horizon
August 1, 2010

Digital book printing overall is experiencing double-digital growth. The recession, although unwelcome in all quarters, has provided a boost to digital book manufacturing as publishers take a harder look at their processes and cut back on inventory and waste. Since digital printing market- and technology-research firm INTERQUEST's last major survey of the market, conducted in late 2007, the industry has seen widening adoption of digital book printing for short-run inventory management, and a growing interest in distribute-and-print to defray shipping costs and cut time to market—as shown in INTERQUEST's recent report, "Digital Book Printing: Market Analysis & Forecast (2010-2015)." A new generation of high-speed inkjet presses is also coming onto the market, promising lower cost, faster production speeds and higher print quality—all of which open the door a bit wider to digital book printing.

Muller Martini Unveils Bolero B9 Perfect Binding Line
July 8, 2010

(Press Release) Unveiled for the first time at IPEX 2010, the Bolero B9 perfect binding line from Muller Martini features a 13% increase in cycle time, new PUR SPN side glue nozzle and the electrostatic attachment of inserts in the new 3694 rotary gatherer. The Bolero B9 is designed to meet up-to-the-minute perfect binding requirements.

A Cut Above: Muller Martini’s new 14,000 cph 0459 three-knife trimmer achieves new heights with its latest innovations
December 16, 2008

The 0459 three-knife trimmer, engineered for Muller Martini’s new Primera 140 saddle stitching line, is the only trimmer in its class with a unique book transport design and front trim correction. This technology ensures superior trim quality in all size ranges. The trimmer’s quick make-ready also raises the efficiency bar. The demands on printing and…

Books Bound for Greatness
May 1, 2008

Printers generally like to talk about investments they’ve made in print technologies—offset or digital. Perhaps that’s because it suggests they’re doing well and that they’re investing in their customers’ businesses. Besides, talking about a slick, new machine that requires little to no makeready time and gets up to color with minimal effort is sexy. Well, comparatively speaking. The clunkier “back-office” equipment found in the typical finishing department is perhaps not as provocative, but talk to most any book printer or trade binder, and they’ll likely confide that the bindery machines are the real workhorses. Indeed, investing in the bindery is just as important

Muller Martini U.S.A. Releases New Gluing Solution
August 3, 2007

Muller Martini U.S.A., a book-manufacturing equipment provider, headquartered in Hauppauge, N.Y., has released a gluing solution to meet a wide range of bookbinding needs. The company’s Collibri backgluing machine allows bookbinders to glue-off thread-sewn books in a variety of ways, using dispersion glue, hotmelt or PUR (polyurethane adhesive) and applying the glue once or twice. The Collibri is available in two different lengths and with one or two interchangeable gluing stations. The Collibri with one gluing station is offered in two versions: one for melting adhesives and one for dispersion glue. The machine with two gluing stations was designed to enable highly flexible

Book Business Extra Q&A: Muller Martini’s Andy Fetherman on Why 2007 Will Be a Transitional Year for Digital Printing
February 2, 2007

Muller Martini’s manager of the company’s on-demand solution division, Andy Fetherman, says things are lining up to make this the year that publishers and printers alike finally fully embrace the benefits of digital book printing and manufacturing. As Fetherman spoke with Book Business Extra about the transitional year that he expects will occur for the industry. Muller Martini prepares for the open house it will hold on March 7, with Nipson America, to demonstrate the latest technologies. What signs are pointing to this year being the year that the industry will fully accept on-demand digital printing? Fetherman: The market forces are creating an environment where publishers

First Installation of Wireless RFID System in U.S. Library Deployed
May 1, 2006

First Installation of Wireless RFID System in U.S. Library Deployed The first-known totally wireless Radio Frequency Identification (RFID) system in a U.S. library has been successfully deployed at the Prairie Trails Public Library (, located in Burbank, Ill. The wireless system provides the library with the flexibility of moving its self-check units to the most convenient areas of the library, even if those locations change over time. The decision to go wireless was made during the planning stages of the RFID installation, when Checkpoint Systems Inc., the Thorofare, N.J.-based company that planned the installation of its Intelligent Library System (ILS), realized that the

There's Growth in Them There Stacks
February 1, 2005

Book publishers are keeping their fingers crossed that 2005 will be the year the industry shakes off the period of stagnation that has coincided with the U.S. economic downturn. The domestic market continued to remain essentially flat in 2004, but industry insiders are hopeful that the market will soon show growth. The shift toward more flexible production schedules, and resurgence in educational and reference titles will likely be the engines that drive any industry upswing. Another trend in 2005 will be publishers aiming to enhance profitability by leveraging the cost benefits of digital printing and international sourcing. Setting the Stage for Growth

Book Gift Bag for NYC Schools
June 1, 2004

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