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Muller Martini demonstrates latest technologies at Print '05

Press release from the issuing company

Hauppauge, New York – Visitors to the Print ’05 show, held September 9-15, 2005 in Chicago, Illinois, came away from the show impressed by the many new and exciting innovations they saw from Muller Martini. As the world leader in print finishing solutions and the global market pacesetter in variable size web offset presses, Muller Martini is continually engineering leading-edge equipment as well as assisting printers and binderies in empowering their businesses for greater profit potential. “Print ’05 provided a forum for our company to showcase our most recent machines and to also share important insights with customers and prospects from all over the graphic arts industry,” said Werner Naegeli, President and CEO of Muller Martini Corp. “With our newest equipment and through our ongoing assistance in implementing automated workflow processes designed specifically for each customer, we’re helping printing and binding operations add speed, efficiency and more diverse capabilities to their operations...which translates to a healthier bottom line for their businesses along with more opportunities for them to successfully enter profitable new markets.” Throughout the Print ’05 show, Muller Martini demonstrated a wide range of its latest technologies. Among these was the United States debut of the new Model 3028 Bolero perfect binding system. Bolero was shown as part of an entire bookbinding line, running an 8 1/2 x 11-inch journal, then accenting its versatility by being changed over in minutes to a 6 x 9-inch product with gatefold cover. Also demonstrated to the U.S. industry for the first time was the Alprinta variable size web offset press. The efficiency of Alprinta’s proprietary Muller Martini makeready system was featured, as two different jobs were printed with a rapid changeover in between. In addition to Alprinta, Print’ 05 visitors viewed a demonstration of the Concepta variable size web offset press, which was shown at one of Muller Martini’s industry partner locations...the Kodak Graphic Communications Group booth. Concepta was set up in a hybrid offset/digital press configuration, emphasizing new capabilities for in-line direct mail customization. The new Tempo 22 saddle stitcher also attracted a lot of attention. Besides showing off its high speed with live demos at 22,000 c/hr., it also enabled Print ’05 visitors to consider the many possibilities that Tempo 22’s in-line inkjetting and tip-on capabilities can bring to their businesses. Also exhibited at the show were two other Muller Martini stitchers, the Presto – shown with the Palamides automatic 502 banding machine – and the BravoPlus, which was running at the FASTechnology Group booth producing stitched products complete with inside and outside inkjetting, providing cost efficient solutions on a double chain saddle stitcher. Yet another Print ’05 highlight was a demonstration of the SigmaLine OnDemand digital book manufacturing solution. SigmaLine was recently named one of the winners of a 2005 GATF InterTech Technology Award for innovative excellence. Show visitors saw various SigmaLine components demonstrated in-line with continuous feed digital print engines at two different Muller Martini partner booths: Xerox and Nipson. Print ’05 attracted decision-makers from all over the printing and binding industry, many of which visited the Muller Martini booth to view informative live/video presentations highlighting the company’s comprehensive line of print production technologies and to speak with Muller Martini experts about ways to optimize their operational productivity as well as grow their businesses. During the show, Muller Martini sold several of its newest machines, including: Bolero perfect binder; Tempo 22, Presto and BravoPlus stitchers; Concepta web press; and Alprinta web press, which was the first Alprinta to be sold in the United States.