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"Connect with MM Digital" at this year's Graph Expo

Thursday, August 25, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Visitors to Muller Martini Booth #845 can experience live, in-person demonstrations of innovative technology that accommodates both traditional and digital demands

Complementing Graph Expo 2011's message to "Embrace Technology", Muller Martini's show booth will feature an array of innovative technology that enables printers and binderies to compete within today's competitive multi-process print arena.  As more and more customers demand digital alternatives from their print partners, Muller clearly recognizes the need for printers and binderies to have the ability to accommodate both platforms without sacrificing quality – or time.  Visitors to Booth #845 will have the opportunity to experience many of these solutions up close via live demonstrations of new equipment and technology, including:

  • Scalable SigmaLine.  A 2010 "Must See 'Em" award-winner, Muller Martini's Scalable SigmaLine technology significantly streamlines the production of one-off and short-run books resulting in greater productivity in-line.  It features fully automatic set-up of the entire system through a laser measuring station that determines the incoming untrimmed book block dimensions.  With the ability to produce 1,000 variable length, width and thickness books per hour, users benefit from the flexibility of a near-line configuration, productivity of an in-line workflow and the intelligence to guarantee book integrity in one system.  Scalable SigmaLine has been nominated for an "Encore" award at this year's show.
  • Orbit Three-Knife Trimmer.  The Orbit enables an easy back and forth transition between offset or digital printing methods.  Muller product specialists will demonstrate how its settings can be optimized on the fly making it possible to achieve high net output within the shortest possible time.  The Orbit's crossover flexibility allows it to quickly handle the widest size range available – big, small, thick, or thin products, produced offset or digitally – without the need for special kits.  Changing over from an offset to digital job can be completed within three minutes.  What's more, its servo-driven technology enables the optimal precondition for a perfect, quality trim and ultimately prevents costly line stoppages.
  • Primera Digital.  This saddle-stitching system can accommodate both digital and conventional print finishing processes.  The Primera Digital manufacturing solution opens up the market for full-color digitally printed magazines, periodicals and brochures.  Muller's booth will feature the Primera Digital's new and innovative processing folder with gathering station, as well as highly automated technology from the Primera modular system with a cover folder feeder, stitching machine and three-knife trimmer.  A variety of products will be produced live, non-stop and on-the-fly.
  • SigmaTrimmer.  A 2011 "Must See 'Em" nominee, Muller Martini's SigmaTrimmer technology is designed for the finishing of both offset- and digitally-produced books in a one-off, short-, or large-run workflow.  It is the only fully-automated true one-off 3-knife trimmer available in today's market.  This ultra-efficient digital book trimming system also boasts zero makeready for optimal one-off book production.

"At last year's Graph Expo, the increase in digital technologies set the tone for the show." commented Werner Naegeli, President of Muller Martini.  "As we look forward to meeting with customers at Graph 2011, the trend toward digital print capabilities is in full force.  We're excited about the possibilities and are committed to making sure our partners and clients continue to satisfy their customers' evolving demands, while keeping their businesses ahead of the technology curve."

Representatives from Muller Martini's operational improvement program, MMServices, will also be on hand at the booth.  MMServices is a robust suite of products and services which can help improve a machine's net output and help client's get the most from their existing equipment.  It features MMImprove whereby Muller's productivity experts assess and improve the performance of an organization's equipment, operators and workflow in order to lower production costs and enhance competitiveness.

In addition, after a highly successful launch at last year's show, Muller Martini will once again host two seminars.  "Photo-Rich Books: The market opportunities and how you can get involved" will be held prior to the show's opening on Monday, September 12 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  "Digital Book Manufacturing: How you can get started" takes place on Tuesday, September 13 from 8:30 a.m. – 9:45 a.m.  Those interested can pre-register by visiting http://blogmmus.com/reply/seminars

Graph Expo takes place September 11-14, 2011 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.  Muller Martini engineers and experts will be on hand in Booth #845 to provide insight and ideas about how Muller's innovative technology and workflow solutions can help printers and binderies "Connect with MM Digital" and grow their business.


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