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Muller Martini to exhibit at BookTech

Press release from the issuing company

New York, New York – The future is now and Muller Martini, a world pacesetter in innovative print finishing technologies, is helping to shape that future. Attendees to the annual BookTech Conference & Expo at the New York Hilton are urged to visit the Muller Martini booth (#313) to discuss how the latest industry trends can translate to significant business growth opportunities. Muller Martini is changing the face of printing and publishing with its state-of-the-art OnDemand book production systems and automated hardcover bookbinding lines. “This year’s BookTech show will provide an outstanding forum to explore the many profitable possibilities that exist immediately and will continue to unfold in the future of printing and publishing,” says Werner Naegeli, President and CEO of Muller Martini Corp. “Our experts are eager to speak with printers, publishers, graphic designers and other industry professionals about how the newest generations of high-performance digital OnDemand and hardcover technologies, combined with the right expertise, can be the formula for success in the changing marketplace.” Among Muller Martini’s leading-edge digital finishing systems is the SigmaLine, the industry’s first fully integrated, commercial-quality total solution for Book-on-Demand production. SigmaLine combines all production steps in a single system – from prepress data to digital printing, through to superior quality perfect bound or saddle stitched product. SigmaLine brings speed, quality and productivity to the OnDemand process, enabling even the smallest runs to be produced highly economically. Another very important benefit is labor savings: with SigmaControl, one operator can run it all. The control system that Muller Martini has designed into its SigmaLine takes command of the entire workflow – from input to end product. In addition, Muller Martini offers several other digital finishing solutions for the OnDemand market, including the versatile 1,000 c/hr. SigmaBinder perfect binder, specifically engineered to seamlessly integrate into any short-run digital production system and handle book-to-book format variation without a manual change. In the hardcover arena, Muller Martini is providing simple-to-operate automated solutions that can help printers, publishers and binding companies take full advantage of growing market demand for just-in-time production of hardcover products. The Muller Martini Diamant Bookline, for instance, is revolutionizing hardcover binding and creating widespread opportunities throughout the industry. Diamant boasts touch-screen controls, the ability to make precision adjustments in-line, automatic storage of all data and many other advancements that deliver fast make-readies and enable the production of a diverse range of books with the highest quality...including books with rounded spines, flexibile covers, gilt edges and several other possibilities. And for the thread-sewing hardcover marketplace, there’s the Muller Martini Ventura Book Sewing Machine, the technological wonder that delivers tightly sewn book blocks with each signature perfectly in place, all at extremely high speeds. Besides its Diamant and Ventura systems, Muller Martini also offers a comprehensive line of other hardcover binding technologies and the company will custom-tailor a hardcover solution according to exacting customer needs. The BookTech Conference & Expo takes place at the New York Hilton in Manhattan, March 8-9, 2005. Muller Martini experts will be available throughout the show at booth #313 to share their knowledge and insights about how the industry can benefit most from the newest advances in digital OnDemand finishing and hardcover bookbinding.