Graphics of the Americas visitors to learn how to add new services at Muller Martini exhibit
Friday, December 12, 2003
Miami Beach, Florida — Printers and bindery specialists who are seeking out cost effective profit-generating opportunities will find the solutions they require at the Muller Martini exhibit — #781 — at Graphics of the Americas. The worldwide postpress leader is demonstrating ways to affordably enter the perfect binding and the saddle stitching markets in the form of two finishing systems — AmigoPlus for the production of soft cover books and Valore for the creation of saddle stitched products. “One of the best ways a printer or bindery can attract new customers or expand existing business is by offering new services,” says Werner Naegeli, President and CEO of Muller Martini Corp. “The AmigoPlus and the Valore equip facilities with the capability of providing two of the most sought-after services in the graphic arts.” The AmigoPlus is a 1,500 copies/hour perfect binding system designed for short-run commercial bookbinding, sample production and books-on-demand. It packs a long list of features into a well priced, compact finishing system: • Can be run by a single operator to keep costs down. • Bottom feeding cover feeder with four-line scoring delivers crisp results. • Precise glue application and true side gluing produces durable products. • Exclusive backbone preparation tools assure unsurpassed strength of the book even when running coated stock and heavy ink coverage. Short run bookbinding operations can now compete with quality previously only achieved on big perfect binders. • Heavy-duty nipping results in tight, square backbones. • A Programmable Logic Control (PLC) system simplifies set-up and streamlines production. Valore is a 6,000 copies/hour saddle stitcher that delivers a host of automated advantages at an affordable price. Its features include: • Flat pile feeders that load easily and run continuously. • The ability to produce a variety of formats and printed products. Including CD booklets, calendars and three-hole punched products. • A cover folder feeder that makes book production a one-pass operation. • Flying stitching heads for tight and precise stitches. • An integrated PLC console that guides operators through set-up and provides real-time trouble shooting advice. • The ability to produce high quality books — tightly compressed and trimmed on three sides. Both the Valore and AmigoPlus systems will be fully operational at Graphics of the Americas, producing finished products at their top operating speeds. More importantly, the demonstrations will show how the systems let printers and binderies cash-in on short run opportunities by accelerating makereadies between jobs. “Muller Martini’s experience in automating the big binderies is well reflected in the AmigoPlus and the Valore,” Werner Naegeli adds. “That means they’re easy to run, feature fast turnaround, and are well matched to their markets. That makes them a great investment for printers and binderies that are anxious to expand their customer lists.” Graphics of the Americas runs from January 23-25 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.