BINDERY mattersMarch 2007
SigmaLine includes eight components that can be mixed and matched depending on individual business strategies. Paper is printed from a roll, trimmed and folded in-line, and finished on an integrated perfect binder or saddlestitcher.
Job data is taken via JDF from prepress and utilized for fully automatic adjustment of the entire system. Virtually no manual make- ready is required.
Workflow is said to be optimized with automation throughout each piece of equipment, making the production of very short runs economically feasible.
As an alternative to the complete eight-component SigmaLine solution, a partial SigmaLine can also be used for perfect binding. At Innovationdays, Muller Martini demonstrated a partial line consisting of a SigmaBinder, SigmaTower and SigmaTrimmer to produce adhesive-bound books on the show floor.
The in-plant facility at the University of Tennessee in Knoxville has installed a Polar 78 X high-speed programmable cutter.
Bobst Group USA has officially changed its identity to Bobst Group North America.
Earlier this month, Muller Martini and Nipson America presented an open house featuring demonstrations of a complete on-demand digital book printing and perfect binding line. The event took place at Muller Martini’s headquarters on Long Island, NY. More than 1,200 attendees throughout the industry were invited to attend.
Litho Express, St. Paul, MN, is operating a Rollem Champion 990 scoring, perforating and slitting system.
O’Neil Data Systems of Los Angeles has added two new Standard Hunkeler pre/post paper handling lines to its new Océ Variostream 7650 continuous-feed digital printers.
In Madison Heights, MI, The EGT Group has bolstered its bindery with the addition of a Stahl Stitchmaster ST 450. Also, the mailing and fulfillment division has been expanded with a second NetJet ink-jet addressing system and new automatic conveyer packing tables.
Böwe Bell + Howell was chosen to provide the new Valpak facility under construction in Largo, FL, with nine custom automated mailing systems.
FX Digital Media in Cleveland has installed a 24˝ Rollem ETR scoring, perforating and slitting system along with a 24˝ deep pile feeder for use with digitally printed materials.
Standard Printing, Canton, OH, purchased a Standard Horizon CABS4000 PUR perfect binding system from dealer Graphco.