Improvements in inkjet is causing a shift in attitude on the in-line vs. off-line finishing debate.
The Finish Line
Offset and digital finishing differ. It’s vital to have an understanding of digital finishing when planning a purchase or installation.
The Inkjet Summit kicked off last week in Florida and I was lucky enough to attend for the second time. What a difference a year makes!
I get to visit a lot of bindery operations and there is one “common” denominator that arises in conversation.
Digital cutters have revolutionized the wide-format print sector, capable of producing almost any shape you can imagine from a flat sheet. But, it turns out that about half of all wide-format work involves simple squares and rectangles, meaning complex cutters may not be the ideal solution.
A few weeks ago, I reported on Muller Martini assuming much of Kolbus' perfect binding and hard-cover systems portfolio. So, I thought I would provide an update. Both firms are giants in the postpress field, with many, many years of history of providing continuous bindery innovation. When you think about it, this was inevitable.