Muller Martini BravoPlus-T Stitcher Brings Ease of Operation, Faster Production to Geyer Printing
PITTSBURGH—12/13/06—Since recently installing a BravoPlus-T saddle stitcher from Muller Martini, Geyer Printing Company, Inc., a Consolidated Graphics company, has gained noticeable improvements in set-up times and overall production speed.
“We’ve only had the new BravoPlus-T running for a short time, and the ease of
make-ready has already proven to be a big advantage,” said Scott Barthelmes, President of Geyer Printing. “The faster run time and operator-friendly print finishing functions also offer great benefits to Geyer,” added Barthelmes.
Geyer Printing, a commercial sheetfed operation that is part of the Consolidated Graphics conventional lithographic, web and digital printing family, has been a loyal user of Muller Martini print finishing machinery for several decades. The decision to step up to the technologically-advanced BravoPlus-T was a logical one. “Our previous Muller stitcher operated efficiently for about 30 years, we examined our equipment utilization and when it came time to upgrade to a more modern piece of equipment, Muller Martini was a natural choice,” continued Barthelmes.
The BravoPlus-T saddle stitcher is engineered to deliver speed and increased productivity, running at up to 11,000 cycles per hour and featuring PLC assisted controls and comfortable touchscreen operation with simple adjustment of clinchers. BravoPlus-T comes equipped with a three-knife trimmer and due to its modular design, it can be expanded at any time to feed up to 14 signatures or 12 signatures with a cover folder feeder – meeting the requirements of growing printing and binding businesses.
Other key advantages of the BravoPlus-T saddle stitcher include: touchless stitcher control from below; gripper and suction opening; individual 1:2/1:1 gearing; heavy-duty in-line single book trimmer; frequency controlled drive; and an easy-maintenance central lubrication system on the stitching machine and three-knife trimmer. Partial AMRYS is also available optionally, as is simple integration into a main MIS system...with JDF capability according to the CIP4 standard.
About Consolidated Graphics, Inc.
Consolidated Graphics (CGX), headquartered in Houston, Texas, is the nation’s leading general commercial printing company. With 67 printing facilities, 12 fulfillment and two technology centers strategically located across 26 states, CGX offers an unmatched national footprint with extensive capabilities supported by an unparalleled level of convenience, efficiency and service.
CGX has the largest and most technologically advanced sheetfed printing capability in the nation, a sizeable and strategically important web printing capability, industry-leading digital printing services, a rapidly growing number of fulfillment centers and proprietary Internet-based technology solutions. CGX offers the unique service ability to respond to all printing-related needs no matter how large, small, specialized or complex. With locations in or near virtually every major U.S. market, CGX offers highly responsive service and convenient access to a vast capabilities network through a single point of contact at the local level.
About Muller Martini
Muller Martini is the world’s largest producer of print finishing solutions for commercial 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. With U.S. headquarters in Hauppauge (Long Island), New York and nationwide sales and service support throughout the United States, Muller Martini Corp. serves as the country’s leading source for bindery and printing expertise, providing customer-specific training and responsive service to printers and binderies coast-to-coast.