Bookmasters Adds Variable-Sized, Perfect-Bound Book Capabilities With SigmaLine
ASHLAND, OH—Bookmasters Inc. has installed a Scalable SigmaLine digital book production system from Muller Martini, which includes a SigmaBinder and SigmaTrimmer. The technology’s ultra-short-run manufacturing capabilities enables the company to seamlessly produce variable-sized, perfect-bound books in-line with its new Océ JetStream 1000 inkjet press.
Bookmasters’ Scalable SigmaLine system is controlled via a barcode intelligence technology that matches book block to cover in the SigmaBinder and automatically relays the final trim sizes to the SigmaTrimmer for book-to-book changeover on-the-fly. The SigmaLine significantly streamlines the production of one-off and short-run books, allowing the production of 1,000 fully variable length, width and thickness books per hour.
“With our in-line Scalable SigmaLine system, we are able to proficiently produce short-run digital books without the inefficiencies typically found when handling product in an off-line workflow,” says Ray Sevin, Bookmasters’ president of manufacturing services. “And, with the book integrity checks included in the system, our new touchless workflow is virtually worry-free.”
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