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drupa Serves as the Perfect Platform for Muller Martini’s End-to-End Innovations

May 30, 2012

In addition, Muller Martini showcased new innovations for conventional and one-off hardcover book production on its Diamant MC Hybrid. For photo book production, Muller demonstrated several innovations that increase the operating productivity of the line, including a near-line case scanner that automatically scans batches of cases and a sequencing system at the infeed that reorders out-of-sequence book blocks.

Press Solutions
Muller Martini introduced the new generation VSOP web offset printing press developed for printing labels, flexible packaging and folding carton products. Boasting a decade of proven technological success, the new VSOP Press not only comes with a fresh new laser blue color standard in the Muller Martini platform, but numerous functionality and operational advancements including a new ergonomic construction which enables easier machine access for sleeve changes and daily operation, as well as an innovative electronic control technology which utilizes fewer components resulting in greater machine reliability. In addition, the VSOP’s modular design philosophy enables flexible machine configurations for a wide range of hybrid packaging printing options.

Saddle Stitcher Solutions

drupa attendees were enthusiastically optimistic regarding investing in the near future in adding or replacing saddle stitching machines. There was sustained interest from attendees viewing the Primera E160 (16,000 c/hr) saddle stitcher running in-line with strategic partner Sitma’s inserting and wrapping machines. In addition, the entry level stitching solution was presented via the improved Presto featuring many of the benefits usually only found on high end stitchers.

“drupa 2012 was clearly a success for Muller Martini,” noted Werner Naegeli, President and CEO of Muller Martini Corp. “We were delighted knowing that many of our customers were making the trip to Dusseldorf, and greatly encouraged by their enthusiasm, interest, and outlook. It goes without saying that Muller will continue to lead the industry by developing innovative, smart and flexible process solutions that meet the needs of customers within an ever-changing marketplace. That’s always been our strategy and it will continue to be as we move forward.”

About Muller Martini
Muller Martini is the world's largest producer of print finishing solutions for commercial and book printers, trade binderies, newspapers, and digital book manufacturers. They are also the world's leading manufacturer of variable size web offset presses. Muller's innovative workflow solutions optimize processing efficiencies, while helping to build new revenue streams. With U.S. headquarters in Hauppauge, NY, Muller's sales and support team provides training and responsive service to printers and binderies nationwide.

Source: Muller Martini.

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