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Muller Martini Presto stitcher increases production speeds

Press release from the issuing company

(July 23, 2008) As the industry's leading innovator in print finishing technology, Muller Martini offers a wide range of resources to its customers, including the ability to tailor cost-efficient, operation-specific solutions that can enhance customer profit potential. Such is the case at Corporate Visual Communications, a full service commercial printer that recently installed a Muller Presto saddle stitcher configured with 6 pockets and a cover feeder.

"We chose Muller Martini because we did a lot of research in the marketplace as well as at different trade shows," states Jaime Herrera, President of Corporate Visual Communications.  "We felt that Muller Martini offered a better product at a reasonable price." 

Corporate Visual Communications is a 20-person shop located in Dallas, Texas.  The company produces booklets, annual reports, pocket folders, brochures and several other products – serving mostly corporate clients along with some advertising agencies and offering turnkey services for each client's printing needs.  Almost immediately after it was up and running, the new Presto on the floor at Corporate Visual Communications was paying dividends. "The two major improvements the Presto has made to our business are speed of make-ready as well as improved production speeds," continues Herrera.  And of course, those improvements can translate to lower labor expenses, more responsiveness to tight deadlines and the ability to handle a greater number of jobs in less amount of time.

The 9,000 cycle per hour Presto saddle stitcher is a sturdy and reliable investment for small to medium size run lengths.  Automated menu-guided PLC controls and easy touchscreen operation enable set-ups and changeovers to be completed quickly.  The versatile Presto stitcher handles an extensive assortment of different size books encompassing standard products ranging in size from 12" x 14 3/8" to 4 1/8" x  4/18" (3 1/8" x 3 1/8" with accessories).  Furthermore, 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. 

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.