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Complete Printing & Publishing triples production speeds with Muller Martini Presto saddle stitcher

Press release from the issuing company

Carthage, Texas – “We’ve increased throughput from 2,000 per hour to 6,000 per hour,” says Randy Liedtke, President of Complete Printing & Publishing, in describing the impressive productivity enhancements that the Muller Martini Presto stitcher has brought to his company’s print finishing operation. Complete Printing & Publishing is a commercial sheet-fed shop that produces a variety of products including saddle stitched books and magazines, real estate guides, and newsletters. “The Presto replaced a Horizon Collator Bookmaker that we had for seven years,” continues Mr. Liedtke. “Muller Martini equipment has been very successful for us, it lasts a long time, the service is very good, and the price is affordable.” The increases in productivity at Complete Printing & Publishing began almost immediately after the Presto stitcher was installed, due in large part to the installation expertise and support of Muller Martini. “We were making books on the third day of installation,” states Randy Liedtke. 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 assortment 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.