Kolbus America

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.

New Equipment Makes Central Bindery the Largest Perfect Binding Shop in Arizona
September 1, 2016

Central Bindery in Phoenix has managed to both survive, and even thrive. Founded 31 years ago, Central has evolved into a broad-based trade bindery offering traditional and not-so-traditional services. Along with folding, perfect binding, saddle stitching and all forms of mechanical binding, Central Bindery offers pharmaceutical folding, round cornering and shrink wrapping. Owner Andy Delph has "seen it all" since its startup, and he and his team have had to adapt to many challenges and opportunities.

What’s in the Box?
August 22, 2016 at 11:33 am

We see tons of packaging in retail every day, but luxury packaging is a different breed.

Finishing's Finest Hour?
June 13, 2016 at 10:12 am

Well, I've put another "drupa notch" on my belt, and it was quite an experience. The weather in Düsseldorf was good, and the crowds were there. For those who have never been, the sheer size of the show, and the enormous investment by the hundreds of firms exhibiting are truly mind-boggling. Deals were done, and many were for multiple high-priced systems, putting lots of smiles on vendor salespeople and management.

Trade Binderies Hit the Wall
April 25, 2016 at 9:02 am

It's no secret that we're dealing with a greatly compressed printing industry as opposed to the "roaring '90s." For trade binderies, the news has been even worse. In the last few years, some of the largest trade shops in the Chicago-land, the East Coast, and more have closed their doors. But, amidst the bad news, there are trade binderies that are not only surviving, but doing well, thank you. What are their secrets?

Bang Printing, Kodak Showcase Inkjet Solution
August 29, 2014

BRAINERD, MN—Kodak and Bang Printing used a customer event this week to demonstrate the first North American installation of the Kodak Stream inkjet technology with a Timson T-Press digital inkjet web press. Kodak and Bang Printing, a book manufacturer, illustrated for customers how this combination enables greater efficiency in book production as part of their 13th annual plant tour and workshop.

O'Neil Data Systems Teams With HP at Customer Event (With Commentary From Erik Cagle)
May 23, 2014

PLANO, TX—O'Neil Data Systems has released two new solutions marking the kickoff of an international customer event with HP here from May 21-23. These product and service offerings include a digital perfect binding system and letter wrap system for mailings. O'Neil Data Systems also announced the acquisition of its tenth HP T-series press, the HP T410 color inkjet web press, making it the largest HP production inkjet printer worldwide.