Bookmasters Adds In-Line Finishing for Inkjet Press

ASHLAND, OH—Bookmasters has installed Muller Martini’s Scalable SigmaLine digital book production system. This technology’s ultra-short-run manufacturing capabilities allows the company to produce variable-sized, perfect bound books in-line with its new Océ JetStream 1000 inkjet press.

Bookmasters produces all varieties—and quantities—of books, from black-and-white to full color, offset and digital printed, and all binding styles. In addition to offset and digital manufacturing, the company’s suite of capabilities includes design, editorial, composition, order fulfillment and distribution. It is headquartered here, with offices in New York and London.

“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,” said 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.”

The Scalable SigmaLine system significantly streamlines the production of one-off and short-run books, creating much greater productivity in the line and allowing the production of 1,000 fully variable length, width and thickness books per hour.

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