Bindery Matters

Robert Kelly Jr., production manager, stands with his company’s new Super Sewer.

Automatic Side Sewing Machine Meets the On-Demand Finishing Needs for Yearbook Printer

MUSKOGEE, OK­—When Ruth Kelly Studio employees found themselves in need of new equipment to finish a job that was too big for their existing machines, they ordered a Super Sewer from On Demand Machinery (ODM). ODM delivered, installed and trained the bindery department within 48 hours of placing the order. In fact, President Robert Kelly mused, ODM drove 22 hours to deliver the machine without even collecting a deposit.

The Super Sewer is an automatic side sewing machine designed for producing on-demand photo books, from wallet to tabloid and up to 0.5˝ thick. The equipment features Back Tack Technology that creates a reverse lock-stitch on the head and foot of the book block, ensuring a strong side sew. The Super Sewer can sew up to 600 books/hr.—a boon to Ruth Kelly Studio’s needs as a photography and yearbook printer for more than 100 different school districts.

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