BINDERY matters

A premier showing of the new 28˝ Advantage perf/score/slitting model will also take place. It provides a cost-effective solution to scoring problems on larger sheets up to 28˝. Rollem will also show its new Quick Set heads—a split designed scoring head that can be added or removed without removing the shafts, saving time and labor during job changeovers.

Attendees can pre-register at or by calling (800) 272-4381.

On-Demand Book System Demonstrated

LUZERNE, SWITZERLAND—During the Hunkeler Innovationdays show, held here in February, Muller Martini OnDemand Solutions exhibited a partial configuration of its SigmaLine on-demand digital book manufacturing solution.

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.

quick cuts

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.

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