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Produce Tabloid Size Photo Books with ODM’s Next Generation Casemaking Machines

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The demand to create tabloid size hard cover books is growing strong for photo book and yearbook printers. ODM’s XXL Series is easily ‘scalable’ to fit your production requirements enabling you to produce hard cover books from wallet to 18” x 18” tabloid size, up to 4” thick. 

The XXL Series is the Next Generation of ODM equipment for sewing-in, casemaking, casing-in and building-in. These entry-level hard cover bookbinding machines work seamlessly together or independently to produce ‘library-quality’ books that will last for generations.

Super Sewer™ XXL is an automatic, side sewing machine designed for producing (up to 400 per hour) side-sewn book blocks from 4” x 4” x 1/32” to 18” x 18” x 1”. The Super Sewer™ XXL pre-drills holes prior to thread stitching enabling the book block thickness up to one inch. It’s the strongest method of any commercial binding.

Casemaking System™ XXL is self-adjusting and simple to operate, making it the ideal choice for printers who require on demand bindery and short run applications. The XXL Casemaking System™ can produce up to 200 covers per hour from wallet (4” x 4”) to tabloid size (18” x 18”); up to 1/2” thick.

Sticker™ XXL (casing-in machine) is simple to operate, self-adjusting and requires no make ready. Sticker™ XXL features an easy-to-use touch screen LCD control panel allowing the operator to select the book size from 4” x 4” up to 18” x 18” (up to 1/2” thick), a three-position blade height control and removable glue stations for fast and easy clean up.

Smasher™ XXL (building-in machine) is simple to operate, self-adjusting and requires no make ready. The operator places the cased-in book into the Smasher™ XXL and depresses a foot pedal that brings the top joint iron in contact with the book. This enables the operator to accurately find the joint area of the book. Dual buttons are depressed that activate the hydraulic system that raises the bottom steel platen and clamps the book with 10 tons of pressure. The heated joint irons aid in forming the joint by reactivating the adhesive in the joint area and softening hard cover materials such as library buckram and film laminates thus producing a ‘library-quality’ case bound hard cover book that will last for generations to enjoy.


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