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Zechini Wins Must See Em' Award at Graph Expo

Wednesday, October 19, 2011

Press release from the issuing company

Zechini was awarded a coveted “Must See Em’s” award during GRAPH EXPO for its X-Book modular short-run hard cover and photo book binding system. Despite the rise of e-books, short-run hard cover and photo book production is booming. Mainly due to the rise of “non-traditional” book titles. The ease with which self-publisher’s and special interest titles can find their way into print has fueled growth in short-run hard cover. While 288,355 “traditional” titles were published in 2009, over 764,000 “non-traditional “ones made their way into print.

This is creating a demand for short and medium-run hard cover capacity in both digital and offset print shops. X-Book is a reasonably priced, production hard cover system, which produces high-quality cases (covers), cases-in the book, presses it, and forms the book joint. X-Book features the new Roby Junior 2 Semi-Automatic Case Maker, which can produce up to 300 cases per hour.

The X-book System takes little floor space, and operators can be quickly trained on each module.

The complete X-Book systems consists of:


1.)  Roby Junior 2 Semi-Automatic Case Maker

2.)  X-Case (or X-Case Plus) Casing-In Modules.

3.)  Special 85 Book Press

4.)  Cimatic Joint Forming Module

Don Piontek, Zechini USA's CEO says; "Zechini manufactures the most complete line of hard cover finishing systems. Everything that a binder could possibly need for hard cover, from head and tail banding, ribbon inserting, turning -in, to foil stamping and rounding, is produced under one roof".

Zechini has been manufacturing hard cover book binding equipment since 1952. Recognizing the rapid growth of both digital print, and the need for short-run book binding systems, Zechini has committed itself to the U.S. market with Zechini USA, based in Minneapolis.

For more information, contact:

Don Piontek

Zechini USA LLC

14116 Westridge Drive

Eden Prairie, MN 55347-1732



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