Indianapolis, Ind. – Eckhart & Company, a leading resource for bookbinding and print finishing services and a manufacturer of rigid boxes and cases, is proud to announce an upgrade to their hardcover book manufacturing capabilities with the addition of a new 2020 Kolbus BF513, 30 books per minute, casing-in line.
Producing a hardcover book essentially consists of 3 steps:
- The book block (text) is prepared and bound.
- The hard case (material wrapped around board) is manufactured.
- The book block is cased-in (glued) to the hard case.
“Over the past several years the company has made investments in steps 1 and 2, so the opportunity to upgrade our casing-in (step 3) capabilities made complete sense,” commented President Chris Eckhart.
*In May of 2019, the company added a new Kolbus case maker.
“For sure, it is an interesting time to make such an investment but the automation and technology that has become available to our industry over the past few years is so significant that a company can’t operate without it. A company is either committed to their business or they are not. If they are committed, it is binding to embrace automation because at some point automation will prevail,” stated Eckhart.