Ripon Printers Enhances Its Capabilities and Bottom Line with the Muller Martini Bolero Perfect Binder

Ripon, WI—August 22, 2007—“We are now open to two new markets: PUR and layflat binding,” says Andy Lyke, President of Ripon Printers, in describing how his company has broadened its service offering since installing a Muller Martini Bolero perfect binder.

The Bolero, which runs at 8,000 cycles per hour, processes the industry’s largest range of product sizes for 1-up and 2-up production. Furthermore, Bolero offers an extensive range of production options, whether the job calls for hot melt, cold glue or PUR…in perfect bound, layflat or book blocks for casing-in.

Ripon Printers is a 330-employee shop with annual revenues of $44 million. The company, which prides itself on an obsessive devotion to customer service, focuses on small to mid-size catalog marketers and publishers, producing catalogs and directories as well as manuals and softcover educational products.

In addition to business growth potential in new markets, Bolero perfect binding technology has also enhanced operational productivity at Ripon Printers. “The Bolero fits our needs for reducing our make-ready times and for consistent production,” continues Mr. Lyke. “The splitting saw has enabled us to increase production and lower our labor costs.”

Besides its versatile production capabilities, the Muller Martini Bolero perfect binder is the most technologically advanced adhesive binding system on the market today. Bolero utilizes a JDF/JMF-ready digital interface and features fully automated operation across the entire size range. With Bolero, bookbinding jobs are prepared 100-percent from digital data – either from the intuitive, user-friendly touchscreen, the optional measuring station, or via JDF files. Motorized make-ready enables the shortest set-up times of any adhesive binding system. On the fly adjustments allow optimization and adjustment without stopping production. And, job recall makes repetitive book production fast and convenient.

About Muller Martini
Muller Martini is the world’s largest producer of print finishing solutions for commercial and book printers, trade binderies and newspapers as well as short-run and digital book manufacturers. Muller Martini is also the world market-leading manufacturer of variable size web offset presses. The company is the foremost provider of innovative workflow solutions that can empower printers and binding specialists to enhance processing efficiencies, increase profitability and build new revenue streams. Muller Martini Corp., with U.S. headquarters in Hauppauge (Long Island), New York, serves as the leading source for bindery and printing expertise in the United States, providing nationwide sales and service support and customer-specific training and responsive service to printers and binderies coast-to-coast. The company operates a state-of-the-art manufacturing center in Newport News, Virginia along with Muller Martini Mailroom Systems, Inc., a comprehensive sales and manufacturing facility in Allentown, Pennsylvania.

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