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University of Oklahoma cuts makeready times in half, increases run speeds 60% with Muller Martini Presto stitcher

Press release from the issuing company

Norman, Oklahoma – The University of Oklahoma Printing Services, an inplant facility which serves the printing and binding needs of the university itself as well as those of the state of Oklahoma, produces approximately 4,000 jobs annually with an average of nearly 200 jobs open at a given time. Efficiency and productivity are essential keys to the success of the facility’s operation, and both have been enhanced greatly since the installation of a Presto saddle stitcher from Muller Martini. “With easier set-up, faster makereadies and run speeds we have been able to reduce delivery times,” said Bob Goodwin of The University of Oklahoma Printing Services. The actual enhancements to production efficiency and overall productivity are indeed impressive. “The new machine has cut our makeready times in half and run speeds have increased by about 60%,” continues Mr. Goodwin. The Muller Martini Presto saddle stitcher provides extremely fast set-ups and changeovers to maximize the use of valuable time on a busy shop floor. Presto also features automated menu-guided PLC controls for incredibly user-friendly operation. And, Presto processes at a very quick 9,000 cycles per hour to optimize throughput. The University of Oklahoma Printing Services has relied on Muller Martini print finishing equipment for a long time, so it’s no surprise they chose the Presto stitcher when they were looking to take their operation to a higher level of production capability. “We had a [Muller Martini] Fox saddle binder for over 20 years,” explains Bob Goodwin, who carefully compared competitive saddle stitchers before installing the new Presto. “We felt the Presto offered more for the money...plus, we felt overall that the Presto was a better built machine.” The versatile Presto saddle stitcher enables the cost-effective creation of an extensive variety of different size books, handling projects ranging in size from 8 1/4” x 11 3/4” to 4 1/8” x 5 7/8”. Furthermore, the Presto stitcher operates in 1:1 or 1:2 modes, providing the capability to run difficult signatures or to maintain the highest speed efficiency when loading bulky projects. Other important benefits of the Presto stitcher include renowned Muller Martini flying stitching heads to assure precise stitching and to reduce wear, as well as caliper and missing stitch detector technology to further assure optimum quality. The compact, economical Presto saddle stitcher also features an in-line three-knife trimmer along with an efficient compensating stacker, and, it offers the advantages of a high/low folio, gripper and suction opening, and flat loading pockets.