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Muller Martini to Show Saddle Stitching & Perfect Binding at Gutenberg

Monday, April 29, 2002

Press release from the issuing company

Long Beach Convention Center, CA - Printing and finishing executives seeking to affordably add saddle stitching or perfect binding capabilities to their facilities will find answers at booth #745 at the Gutenberg Festival on May 30th to June 1st. Muller Martini will be demonstrating its new Valore saddle stitcher as well as the AmigoPlus perfect binder as the centerpieces of its exhibit. "Valore is designed for printers who are ready to take their binderies to the next level by offering saddle stitched products to their clients and prospects," says Felix Stirnimann, print finishing division manager at Muller Martini Corp. The Valore, which made its worldwide debut recently, is a 6,000-copy/hour saddle stitcher that delivers a host of automated advantages at an affordable price... - Valore adapts to marketplace needs, enabling it to grow with a printer’s requirements. - Valore can be equipped with the same cover folder feeder Muller Martini’s high-volume systems use, producing covers that are crisp, neat and profitable. - Valore’s three-knife trimmer delivers the kind of precision that keeps customers satisfied. - Valore training is part of the package, turning novice operators into stitching experts. - Valore can produce a wide variety of products inline. It can handle two-up CD books, three-hole punching and calendar punching, all in a single pass. Commenting on the AmigoPlus, Kerry F. Burroughs, perfect binding division manager at Muller Martini Corp., describes the innovation as a 1,500 copies/hour perfect binding system designed for short-run commercial bookbinding, sample production and books-on-demand. "Printers and binderies trying to differentiate themselves in their marketplaces should consider adding perfect binding capabilities as a cost-effective way to make their businesses stand out from the rest of the crowd," Burroughs notes. "Installing an AmigoPlus is easiest way to add perfect binding capabilities, while delivering high quality results." Among the top advantages of the AmigoPlus are its affordable price and its compact footprint. Other bindery-friendly benefits include: - Top loading for fast, accurate production. - Can be run by a single operator to keep costs down - Bottom feeding cover feeder with four-line scoring delivers crisp results. - Straight-line glue application and true side gluing produces durable products. - Heavy-duty nipping results in tight, square backbones. - PLC system simplifies set-up and streamlines production. The Valore and AmigoPlus systems at the Gutenberg Festival will be producing finished products at their top operating speeds. The demonstrations will focus on how quickly and easily both machines can go from one short-run job to another, reducing costs and improving profit margins. "I think visitors to our exhibit will be impressed just how easy these systems are to run, and how productive they can be," says Burroughs. "They add a new dimension to facilities that run them."




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