Binding - Perfect

What on Earth Is Vpaper?
June 18, 2018 at 12:57 pm

In the search for new finishing developments, Don Piontek received a LinkedIn press release alert on something called “Vpaper.”

More Info on the Big Announcement from Kolbus and Muller Martini
March 5, 2018 at 10:44 am

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.

Muller Martini Takes Over Perfect Binding, Bookline Business from Kolbus
January 29, 2018 at 11:47 am

Muller Martini has taken over the perfect binding and bookline business from Kolbus. The transaction includes the service and spare parts business for all of Kolbus' bookbinding systems installed worldwide. Kolbus will focus on the packaging and casemaking business, parts manufacturing and the foundry business.

Commentary: Latest Muller Martini, Kolbus News Is Sign of the Times
January 29, 2018 at 8:47 am

So, I was doing some weekend planning on Friday when an email arrived in my inbox with the simple subject line “WOW!” Who could resist opening such a message? The announcement was that Muller Martini was effectively taking over the perfect binding and bookline business of Kolbus.

Christmas in the Bindery
December 18, 2017 at 12:52 pm

As we approach Christmas, Don Piontek is feeling more optimistic than ever about print and print finishing.

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 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.