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Muller Martini to demonstrate Presto Saddle Stitcher at Print '05

Press release from the issuing company

Hauppauge, New York – Visitors to the Muller Martini booth (#4018) at the Print '05 show (September 9-15, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois), can get an up-close look at the many capabilities that the Presto saddle stitcher can bring to printing and finishing operations. Muller Martini will be demonstrating the Presto live, highlighting how Presto can deliver key productivity enhancements...enabling greater profit potential by stitching at higher speeds with a lower cost per book. “Our Presto stitcher is the intelligent choice in automated saddle stitching, meeting the most ambitious growth strategies of many different businesses,” says Werner Naegeli, President and CEO of Muller Martini Corp. “Presto is compact, economical and very versatile...equally well-suited as part of a newly-started print finishing line or as a vital addition to a line expansion.” The 9,000 cycle per hour Presto saddle stitcher is engineered for small to medium size run lengths and is a sturdy and reliable investment. Furthermore, Presto is very user-friendly, featuring automated menu-guided PLC controls and easy touchscreen operation. With Presto, makereadies and changeovers can be completed extremely quickly, providing for faster turnarounds on each job while allowing more diverse projects to be scheduled in a shorter amount of time. The agile Presto saddle stitcher can handle an extensive variety of different size books, encompassing standard products ranging in size from 12” x 14 3/8” to 3 15/16” x 5 11/16”. Presto operates in 1:1 or 1:2 modes, providing the capability to run difficult signatures or to maintain the highest speed productivity when loading bulky projects. And to meet the requirements of growing operations, Presto offers expansion up to a maximum of (6) twin feeders. Other benefits of the Presto stitcher include renowned Muller Martini flying stitching heads to assure precise stitching and to reduce wear, as well as a Semko side caliper and missing stitch detector technology to further ensure optimum quality. The Presto saddle stitcher also features an in-line three-knife trimmer along with an efficient Apollo compensating stacker...and it offers the advantages of a high/low folio, gripper and suction opening, and flat loading feeders. As visitors to Print '05 will see during the Presto saddle stitcher demonstration, Muller Martini is now offering the Palamides 502 Automatic Banding unit on the Presto. The Palamides enables binding operations to raise production efficiencies while lowering personnel expenses, due to the fact that the equipment can be operated by just one person rather than two or three. Specially designed for saddle stitchers in 2-up and 3-up production where the product is counted, stacked and banded, the Palamides handles the small springy products that cannot normally be put through any normal stacker. What's more, paper banding material can be plain or imprinted, and, plastic strapping can also be used. The Palamides can be installed on the exiting side of the trimmer on the Presto saddle stitcher as well as on the Muller Martini Bravo Plus and Prima saddle stitchers. Visitors to Print '05 are urged to stop by the Muller Martini exhibit (booth #4018, McCormick Place South Building) to see the versatile Presto saddle stitcher demonstrated live and to learn more about how Presto can increase print finishing efficiency and enhance productivity. Print '05 is the world's largest exhibition of equipment, supplies and services for commercial printing, package printing and converting. Print '05 takes place September 9-15, 2005 at McCormick Place in Chicago, Illinois.