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Muller Martini to demonstrate Primera stitcher At Graph Expo

Press release from the issuing company

(September 03, 2008) Muller Martini's new corporate theme is "Grow with us."  That theme will be the focus at the upcoming Graph Expo show in Chicago.  During the show, Muller will highlight its all-new Primera E140 saddle stitcher, a machine that elevates print finishing efficiency and versatility to a higher level in the mid-performance range – providing print production operations with exciting ways to grow their profits. 

In addition, visitors are invited to come view live and video presentations featuring highlights from the Muller Martini booth at drupa 2008.  Muller Martini will showcase its new generation of ergonomically designed machines and communicate how Muller can tailor its technologies specifically to each operation in order to assist customers in growing their businesses.

"Certainly, the industry continues to change, and Muller Martini is helping to keep our customers a step ahead of that change by providing cutting-edge technology and creative ideas that can deliver a competitive advantage both now and in the future," said Werner Naegeli, President and CEO of Muller Martini Corp. "I personally invite the graphic arts industry to stop by our booth and see how Muller's equipment innovations, backed by our commitment to collaborating closely with customers, can mean higher sales and greater profitability for operations of all sizes."

Graph Expo attendees can see size changeovers on the 14,000 c/hr. Primera E140 saddle stitcher completed live at the Muller booth.  The new Primera E140 is fully automated and is equipped with intuitive touchscreen technology and a user-friendly set-up wizard that takes the operator step by step through the process of job preparation, helping to reduce labor costs, save time and enhance profit potential even on shorter-run jobs that change frequently.  The Primera E140 also has a new feeder design, featuring Muller Martini's "Magic Wheel" feeder technology...which enables difficult jobs involving such challenges as smaller sizes, thinner and lighter stocks and perforations.to be handled easily and rapidly by holding signature tolerances with much better control as compared to feeders on other stitchers.  The Primera E140 is part of a diverse line of new Primera saddle stitchers.  The line also includes the 13,000 c/hr. Primera 130 and the 11,000 c/hr. Primera 110.  Automation on Primera stitchers can be configured from minimal to full automation to best meet the needs of each operation,.

Muller Martini's presentations and video "tours" at Graph Expo will focus on the company's "new machine generation," which was unveiled to a worldwide audience at drupa 2008.  Muller has made significant improvements throughout all of its product lines (saddle stitching, perfect binding, hardcover, variable size web offset presses, press delivery, mailroom systems and digital book manufacturing).  The re-designed equipment boasts a sleek new look and distinctive laser blue color.  In addition, Muller Martini worked with researchers from the University of Stuttgart to enhance machine ergonomics.  Among the enhancements are: controls that are now more accessible to promote increased operational productivity; HMI (Human Machine Interface) technology that improves the way operators interact with the equipment; and renewed emphasis on safety features to better help protect the health and well being of print production personnel.

Graph Expo takes place October 26-29, 2008 at McCormick Place South in Chicago, Illinois. Muller Martini experts from each of the company's product divisions will be available during the show at booth #3822 to provide operation-specific ideas about how Muller's equipment and workflow solutions can help printers and binderies grow their businesses.