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Hudson Printing increases speed and versatility with Presto stitcher from Muller Martini

Press release from the issuing company

Longview, Texas – If you ask J.D. Knight, Bindery Manager of Hudson Printing, he’ll tell you that one of the main reasons his company recently installed a Muller Martini Presto saddle stitcher is that Hudson wanted to “deliver quicker turnaround times to meet today’s demands.” This is no surprise as the printing and binding marketplace becomes more competitive than ever before, and operations look for advanced technologies to give them a boost in productivity. Another reason for choosing the Presto stitcher is the confidence that Hudson Printing has in Muller Martini. The Presto at Hudson was installed to upgrade an existing Muller Martini Minuteman machine. “We wanted to stay with a Muller product,” continues Mr. Knight. Hudson’s Presto saddle stitcher was configured with 6 pockets and a cover feeder. Hudson Printing is a commercial printer with 35 employees. The company produces a wide range of products including 4-color and 6-color brochures, direct mailers and postcards. A significant portion of Hudson’s work comes from ad agencies, and as you might expect, tight deadlines are the norm with rapid production essential. “[The Presto] brings us more speed and versatility, it has a computer guided menu and is easy to use,” says J.D. Knight. The 9,000 cycle per hour Presto saddle stitcher is engineered for small to medium size run lengths and is a sturdy and dependable investment. Presto 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 high speed productivity when loading bulky projects. Furthermore, Presto features automated menu-guided PLC controls and easy touchscreen operation. With Presto, make-readies and changeovers can be completed quickly, enabling faster job turnarounds while allowing more diverse projects to be scheduled in a shorter amount of time. To meet the requirements of growing operations, Presto offers expansion up to a maximum of 6 twin feeders. Other benefits of the Presto saddle stitcher include 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.