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Short-run Muller Martini Diamant Book Line: performance improved by more than 16 percent

Press release from the issuing company

November 14, 2007 - Muller Martini has increased the performance of its short-run Diamant book line from 30 to 35 cycles per minute. The Diamant 35 is a versatile solution for producing a wide range of hardcover books cost-effectively with quality down to the last detail. The Diamant 35, which will be demonstrated at an Open House in Germany November 5-6, 2007, is ideal for both bookbinderies and printing houses that want to offer their customers a complete book manufacturing service.
The new Muller Martini Diamant 35 short-run book line can produce up to 2,100 books per hour. Compared to its predecessor, the Diamant 30, this means an increase in productivity of more than 16 percent.
The highly versatile Diamant 35 provides exactly the same size range as the Diamant 60, giving print production operations the ability to produce oblong-format books as well as books only two centimeters thick, and, large format books.  A maximum assortment of different book shapes are also possible due to the fact that the Diamant 35 can be equipped with all Diamant options.  At its Open House event (November 5-6, 2007 in Bad Mergentheim, Germany), Muller Martini will demonstrate the Diamant 35, producing books with flexible covers and flaps.
Although its performance has been increased, the Diamant 35 still delivers the high book quality that the entire Diamant line of book manufacturing machines is known for.  Infra-red preheating, rounding, smashing, lining, casing in - everything takes place with the same quality-assuring processes as the Diamant 60.  With the new Diamant 35 short-run book line, the duration of the grooving of the joint and pressing procedures at top speed takes at least five seconds, yet, the proven, interruption-free pressing method is still utilized. 
In addition to the outstanding book quality, the high level of automation on the Diamant 35 is also very impressive - ensuring the fastest changeovers, and therefore, optimal cost-effectiveness.  Operators can complete changeovers via a user-friendly touchscreen, just as they can on the Diamant 60.  And if necessary, the Diamant 35 can be operated at 60 cycles per minute.  The short-run Diamant 35 is already in production in a number of European countries and also in North and South America, Africa and Asia.  The Diamant 35 is well on its way to writing a success story just as impressive as that of the Diamant 60.