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Access Binding and Finishing installs Muller Martini AmigoPlus perfect binder

Press release from the issuing company

October 16, 2007 -- Access Binding and Finishing Services is a 26-employee trade bindery providing an extensive collection of services including perfect binding as well as Wire-O, spiral, plastic coil and GBC binding along with folding, automatic collating, punching and padding, shrink wrapping, cutting, drilling, hand work and fulfillment.  Since installing an AmigoPlus perfect binding system from Muller Martini, Access Binding and Finishing has expanded not only its abilities to meet customer needs but also to increase sales and profit potential.
"We purchased the AmigoPlus to allow us to enter into the market producing quality product at an affordable price for the short and medium run requirements," says Doug McCarrell, President of Access Binding and Finishing Services.  Besides the immediate benefits the AmigoPlus is bringing to Access, the company is also looking ahead to adding other Muller Martini technology that will provide additional production possibilities and create further growth opportunities.  "Building a solid reputation will enable us to make the move to a fully integrated PUR (polyurethane reactive) system down the road," continues Mr. McCarrell.
Aside from the performance of the print finishing machinery itself, Access Binding and Finishing selected Muller Martini as its perfect binding technology supplier due to a high level of confidence and the fact that Access has been very satisfied with Muller machines and support in the past.  "I feel Muller sells better equipment...I have had a good relationship with the Muller team," explains Doug McCarrell.  "As usual the equipment came in on budget, on time, and training was thorough."
The affordably priced Muller Martini AmigoPlus is among the world's most productive perfect binding solutions, engineered for one-person operational efficiency as well as high quality adhesive binding of softcover books, catalogs, annual reports and a wide range of other products.  In addition to being ideal for binding companies that want to broaden their sales and profit potential, AmigoPlus is also a great way for binderies to enter the fast growing and lucrative book-on-demand market.
The AmigoPlus perfect binding system provides infinitely variable speed performance from 300 to 1,500 cycles per hour.  Among the specific advantages of the AmigoPlus are quick set up and changeover, a key to success in the short- and medium-run marketplace.  Menu-guided controls simplify make-ready and minimize supervision requirements.  The bottom feeding cover feeder with four-line scoring delivers crisp results.  Precise glue application and true side gluing ensure exceptional binding durability while heavy-duty nipping provides accurate cover positioning and tight, square backbones.  Muller Martini-exclusive backbone preparation tools ensure superior binding strength even when running coated stock and with heavy ink coverage, enabling short-run operators to achieve commercial quality previously possible only on large perfect binders.