Scalablility Is Key to SigmaLine

Muller Martini (Booth 845) CEO Werner Naegeli greeted the trade media at a press conference Sunday afternoon, before handing the presentation baton to four colleagues who demonstrated the scalable SigmaLine book binding solution. Andy Featherman of the firm’s Digital Solutions Division stressed the one-off feature of different book sizes. Explaining how trim dimensions are set up electronically via laser, Featherman said the system features end-to-end barcode entry and can produce 1,000 fully variable book titles per hour. “You can get a book in without any makeready,” he added.
Frank Donnelly profiled the SigmaTrimmer. Able to handle up to 2" spine thicknesses, he explained how both large commercial and smaller runs can now achieve the same high binding quality. Also shown was the 36/75 Orbit Three-Knife finishing solution—the only cross-over product on the market for both offset and digital print output. Its wrenchless, three-minute makeready can result in reductions of more than 70%. Metrics from 11 installations in the U.S. reveal that waste paper and spoilage are being reduced by over 50%.
Randy Shannon then highlighted the 14,000-per-hour Primera E140 digital saddle-stitcher, which can run in binderies in both sheetfed and web-offset plants and also can be integrated into a roll-fed solution. Lastly, MM Services is Muller Martini’s answer to helping customers get more out of their existing equipment.