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Kennickell Print & Communication boosts productivity 40% with Muller Martini Bravo-T stitcher

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Savannah, Georgia – “We wanted to be able to handle more work, to increase our capacity. We’ve done that, and at the same time we have instantly become 40% more productive in our stitching, finishing and collating area,” says Al Kennickell in describing how a Muller Martini Bravo-T saddle stitcher has enhanced operations at Kennickell Print & Communication and helped poise the company for stronger profitability. Kennickell Print & Communication is a diverse business with 100 employees. The company produces high-end marketing pieces as well as provides fulfillment, data management and variable data products and services to an extensive roster of customers consisting primarily of large corporations. Kennickell recently installed a Muller Martini Bravo-T with 6-pocket collator and an Apollo compensating stacker. The Bravo-T saddle stitcher has been engineered to deliver speed and increased operational efficiency on busy shop floors, running at up to 11,000 cycles per hour and featuring PLC assisted controls and a menu-guided screen for quick and easy set-ups and changeovers. The versatile Bravo-T comes equipped with a three-knife trimmer and with its modular design, it can be expanded at any time to feed up to 14 signatures or 12 signatures with a cover folder feeder – meeting the demands of growing printing and binding businesses. In addition to the impressive productivity enhancements that the Bravo-T stitcher can provide, Al Kennickell had other reasons for choosing Muller Martini print finishing technology. “We have always used Muller Martini equipment and have been very happy with the performance,” explains Mr. Kennickell. “We’re satisfied with the company and their products, and we believe that Muller Martini is the best value for the money.” Besides the fastest make-readies of any medium-speed saddle stitcher on the market, the Muller Martini Bravo-T offers the highest price-performance ratio of any stitcher in its class. Other key advantages include: gripper and suction opening; individual 1:2/1:1 gearing; heavy-duty in-line single book trimmer; and frequency controlled drive.