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Muller Martini to exhibit productivity-enhancing finishing solutions at Graphics of the Americas

Thursday, December 16, 2004

Press release from the issuing company

Miami Beach, Florida – By visiting the Muller Martini exhibit (#691) at this year’s Graphics of the Americas show, printers and bindery specialists can see how the most advanced finishing technology – combined with the right knowledge – can help them add speed, efficiency and profit opportunities to their business strategies. During the show, Muller Martini will be sharing its unparalleled finishing expertise as well as demonstrating two of its finishing systems: the AmigoPlus binder which delivers superior perfect binding results in short runs, and, the Esprit three-knife trimmer which provides the best possible trim quality at an economic price level for smaller machines and hand-feed applications. “As is the case in almost any industry today, many printers and binderies are seeking ways to make their operations more productive, more cost-efficient, and thus more profitable. At the same time, they’re continually looking for ways to expand the growth of their businesses,” says Werner Naegeli, President and CEO of Muller Martini Corp. “The AmigoPlus binder and the Esprit trimmer can help printers and binderies enhance their bottom line while also creating opportunities to offer new services to their customers.” The compact, affordably priced Muller Martini AmigoPlus is a user-friendly perfect binder that is quite possibly the most productive perfect binding solution on the market. AmigoPlus is designed for high quality adhesive binding of books, catalogs, annual reports and more. Among the features and benefits of the AmigoPlus perfect binding system are: •Very quick set up and changeover time, a key to success in the short- and medium-run market. • Menu-guided controls to simplify makeready and minimize supervision requirements. • Variable speed from 300 to 1,500 cycles per hour. • Convenient one-person operation, saving labor costs. • Bottom feeding cover feeder with four-line scoring to deliver crisp results. • Precise glue application and true side gluing for exceptional binding durability. •Exclusive backbone preparation tools to assure unsurpassed binding strength even when running coated stock and with heavy ink coverage; can make short-run operators more competitive by enabling them to provide commercial quality previously achieved only on large perfect binders. • Heavy-duty nipping, ensuring highly accurate cover positioning and resulting in tight, square backbones. The Muller Martini Esprit three-knife trimmer is the ideal complement for perfect binding systems, designed to meet the most demanding requirements in the lower performance range. The cost-effective and versatile Esprit trimmer can handle an extensive array of trimming needs, including products as diverse as high-end brochures, catalogs, and magazines. Furthermore, due to its expansion capability, Esprit is an intelligent future-oriented investment. Among the features and benefits of the Esprit trimmer are: • Uncompromised quality, even with thick and stack-trimmed products. • Automatic, motorized makeready system to reduce change-over times and help lower costs in short-run operations. • Touchscreen controls for ergonomic operation and rapid fault diagnosis; control system can store up to 50 orders for instant call-up. • Motorized infeed from the left or right. • Spines-first book infeed to prevent the lifting up of endsheets and covers. • Quick change knife cassettes in most varied formats. Graphics of the Americas attendees can see both the AmigoPlus perfect binding system and the Esprit three-knife trimmer in action by visiting the Muller Martini booth (#691). In addition, Muller Martini experts will be available to provide insights about the many ways that printers and binding specialists can improve productivity, expand profit potential, and generate new business by widening the scope of services they offer to their customers. Graphics of the Americas runs from February 4-6 at the Miami Beach Convention Center.




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