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Are Protein-Based Adhesives Ready for Bookbinding?
November 20, 2017 at 11:08 am

We have seen lots of advances in adhesives for bookbinding over the years, with PUR (polyurethane reactive) adhesive being the last major game changer. But there is now a revived interest in protein-based adhesives.

The Little Company That Could
October 16, 2017 at 11:28 am

Many, many years ago there was a children’s book titled “The Little Engine That Could.” Somewhat like the little engine, IBIS Bindery Systems Ltd. was founded in the U.K. in 1999 by a small group of bindery systems engineers. They were the first firm to design a saddle stitching system that was specifically designed to process digitally printed sheets printed on continuous toner or inkjet printers

The Vital Role of Bookletmakers
September 13, 2017 at 12:01 am

While they might not always be the most glamorous-looking machinery, bookletmakers play a vital role in the production process.

The Dealer's Dilemma
July 10, 2017 at 9:40 am

The overall shrinkage of the print market has challenged dealers like never before. A smaller potential customer base forces them to diversify their product lines further, and to try to enter new potential markets. This is far from easy, as (successfully) entering a new market — especially against existing competitors — takes lots of time and money. And this also works against new suppliers trying to enter the U.S. market.

Bragging Rights
May 1, 2017 at 12:04 pm

So, why did I title this small piece “bragging rights?” Well, when we (IBIS) attended the awards dinner on Wednesday at our first Inkjet Summit, it turned out that we had been nominated for the best case study in the publishing segment. We didn’t WIN, mind you, but we got a nomination, in company with some of the biggest industry vendors. It was a great way to end our first Inkjet Summit.

Be Your Own Bookbinder
February 20, 2017 at 11:02 am

You can produce short-run, hardcover orders in-house, and with great quality.

Making Books That Last
November 14, 2016 at 1:50 pm

Hardcover book production seemed to be under serious threat not too many years ago.