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New Muller Martini Saddle Stitching systems at drupa 2004

Press release from the issuing company

February 16, 2004 -- Düsseldorf, Germany - A new standard for the printing industry is about to be set in the production of magazine, catalog, and weekly publications, and will be unveiled for the first time at the Muller Martini exhibit at drupa 2004. "Our systems development team has established a new standard baseline for higher output saddle stitching all the while enhancing the overall flexibility, and quality assurance in our drupa saddle stitching system platform, " the company said. "Through an extensive collaboration with our customer base and the result of research of the worldwide market needs and future trends, our team has designed innovative technological advances in feeder, trimming, and quality control technologies. "We will be demonstrating saddle stitching systems with line speeds in excess of 25,000 cph with the full flexibility for value-added processes such as ink jet addressing, cover and card feeding, sample product, and CD-ROM tipping. This system being modular is fully capable of having up to thirty (30) feeder pockets across the platform." For the Printer or Publisher looking for: - A dramatic reduction in the turnaround cycle time in the finishing process - A fully selective, higher production line with a wider range of page swings from book to book while maintaining the highest quality standards - An opportunity to add value added enhancements to mass produced titles - The ability to replace two existing older lines with one new system - Gain entrance into new markets - Attainment of your objective of becoming the lowest unit cost provider "Your visit to the Muller Martini booth to see this innovative solution is well worth your time," the company said. This new saddle stitching system utilizes two feeder types, one rated at 25,000 cph and also under current development is a higher throughput pocket wheel feeder that runs well beyond 25,000 cph. Both feeders can be used together on this line. Coupled with this new feeder design is an innovative stitching unit, trimmer transfer and an all-together new trimmer design, capable of page variations. Along with this new high performance saddle stitching line, the Muller Martini Tempo saddle-stitching system has also benefited and incorporated some of these new technological advancements and is now released at the drupa time frame for the higher production speeds of 22,000 cph. This new development in the Tempo platform also employs the latest overall Muller Martini machine controls that are fully CIP4 compatible. Both of these high performance solutions can be automated with stream feeders, bundle/log feeding, roll feeding, in-line wrapping, in-line inserting, and in-line palletizing. Show visitors can see and learn more about these new High Production Saddle Stitching Systems by visiting the Muller Martini Stand A52 in Hall #14 at drupa.