Muller Martini presenting Integration - solutions from A to Z at drupa
Press release from the issuing company
Düsseldorf, Germany — "Integration – solutions from A to Z" will be the theme of Muller Martini’s 27,000 sq ft exhibit at drupa 2004. Each of the company’s business divisions is premiering new innovations covering:
• Print Finishing Systems
• Bookbinding Systems
• Hardcover Systems
• Mailroom Systems
• OnDemand Solutions
• Printing Presses
A sequence of shows, demonstrating entire systems and highlighting specific machines, will be presented several times per day at the exhibit — Hall 14, Stand A52. Visitors will be able to experience live what the new Muller Martini advancements are capable of, how they can be integrated into the overall production process, and what advantages they will provide.
Special workflow demonstrations
Muller Martini’s leadership role in providing networked workflow solutions will be spotlighted, with the advantages of continuous workflows demonstrated and explained. Using an actual example, the demonstration will show what benefits customers can gain by linking their systems into the digital workflow via JDF.
New printing presses: Alprinta and Concepta
The new Alprinta variable size offset web press will make its worldwide debut at the show. Available in two widths (20.4” and 29.1”), the press can be ordered with conventional fixed size insert modules or be fitted with variable size insert modules for special applications, like packaging. Alprinta offers several advantages, including commercial print quality and substantially higher production speeds than sheetfed presses can attain.
Muller Martini will present a second new web offset press at the Kodak exhibit (Hall 5, Stand B24). The Concepta offers unique production flexibility and will be demonstrating inline personalization. Thanks to its modular design, the Concepta can be configured with up to 12 offset towers, and its tool-less insert-changing concept offers virtually endless application opportunities.
Both the Concepta and the Alprinta print on a wide range of substrates, including different types of laminated paper stock, paper-like materials, as well as plastic and aluminum foil. Thanks to a recently developed flexo insert, any of the Concepta’s offset printing units can be converted into a flexo unit with minimal investment.
Saddle stitchers: from the entry-level Valore to the high-performance Supra
Muller Martini will run a range of saddle stitchers at drupa. The U.S.-made entry-level Valore will feature a series of improvements, including tilt-back feeders and new stitching heads.
The new Supra high-performance saddle stitcher meanwhile, will be aimed at the more efficient, high-volume production of magazines and catalogs. Designed to meet the needs of American printers, Supra will bring stitching production speeds to the next level. And its fast turnaround capabilities will be the solution for the shorter production windows as well.
The BravoPlus Amrys saddle stitcher will demonstrate its updated control concept, Asir3 and new stitching heads. It is the only fully-automatic stitcher in its performance class providing JDF networking and conforming to CIP4 production standards.
The new Perfetto and Robusto stackers also will be demonstrated under production conditions. The Robusto stacker is rated at 30,000 c/h, enabling it keep pace with the new Supra stitcher.
At the PrintCity display, Muller Martini’s PrimaPlus Amrys saddle stitcher will be networked into a JDF workflow via a production planning and management tool developed by ppi Media. With the aid of JDF-networking, data generated in prepress and the pressroom will be used to preprogram the finishing operations. The information will be exchanged in real-time mode, and will be linked to a master production control system.
Press delivery system: the new Vivo Log Stacker
The new Vivo Log Stacker will be demonstrating efficient press delivery solutions in the mid-range segment (from 8 to 32 pages), working in concert with an in-line palletizing system and the Compacto Rotary Trimmer. The Forte Compensating Stacker will also be shown.
At the KBA stand in Hall 16, Muller Martini will be presenting the new AvantiPlus Amrys Log Stacker with a Topveyor overhead conveyor. The world premiere system will work at the delivery of a Compacta C 217 KBA press, demonstrating a fully automatic changeover from between two formats, controlled from the press delivery.
Perfect binder: Bolero with the Frontero Face Trimmer
The new Bolero Perfect Binder rounds out Muller Martini's range in book manufacturing, offering the versatility to process a wide range of products. Thanks to its full automation, Bolero excels in the medium-run market segment, offering the fastest changeover time combined with a high net output. It will be exhibited with the new Frontero face trimmer, which is designed for efficient production of brochures with gatefold covers in a single operation.
VBF: In-line Hardcover System
Last September, Muller Martini/VBF presented the first fully in-line hardcover system in the world at an open house event. At drupa, the advancement will be demonstrated with the Diamant book line at the heart of the system.
The line also will integrate a number of new developments, such as the Tele-Commander Control System, the Vesta Jacketing Machine and the Collibri Backgluing Machine. In addition, the most up-to-date thread sewing techniques will be demonstrated on the Ventura Book Sewing Machine. It utilizes compressed air and a two-piece sewing saddle to expedite thread loop formation.
Inserting Equipment: World Premiere
Muller Martini will help newspapers better utilize their existing mailroom capacity by demonstrating new applications for processing printed products. Called the NewsStitch Stitching Module, the development can be directly integrated into the NewsLiner-A high-performance inserting system. And with the introduction of the new NewsTrim Trimmer, Muller Martini offers its customers additional unique, in-line finishing capabilities at speeds up to 30,000 c/h.
The mailroom bundle-building process is also on the agenda at drupa. The CombiStack will show how it combines the functions of addressing, stacking, compressing, bottom sheet application, and strapping in a single operation.
On Demand Solution: A World’s First
Another Muller Martini exclusive debuting at drupa is the SigmaLine, the world’s first fully integrated, total solution for digital book-on-demand production. SigmaLine starts with prepress data and goes through digital printing to produce a finished perfect bound or saddle stitched product. With this innovative new process, Muller Martini will set a new benchmark for more efficient manufacturing of printed products in the short-run segment of the market.
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