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Feb 1, 2011 12:00 AM
Smyth USA (www.smythusa.com) recently debuted the Digital Sewing Line for inline production of digitally printed books.
And sew it goes: David McConnel Smyth obtained his first patent in 1871. In 1882, the Smyth Manufacturing Co. began production of the sewing machine, resulting in significant progress in bookbinding technology, hence the term “Smyth Sewn.”
ODM's (www.odmachinery.com) Super Sticker casing-in machine targets high-volume hard cover bookbinding production. The operator places the outside covers on the incoming conveyor belt, sewn book block on the wing (while in the home position) and finished, cased-in hardcover books are delivered on the outgoing conveyor belt. An optional Nordson extra paste attachment is available for additional hot melt adhesive in the joint area.
Southwest Offset Printing equipped its new facility with Muller Martini's (www.us.mullermartini.com) SLS3000 Series Inserting line. In September, Muller will install the SLS3000 XL12-into 2 configuration in the San Jose, CA, plant. Southwest Offset produces a wide range of daily, weekly and monthly publications; catalogs; and brochures.
Check out expert tips from folding guru Dave Trutzenbach at http://blog.americanprinter.com/in-focus.
From Standard Finishing's Mark Hunt: “Snazzy new design….kudos!” Follow Mark at http://twitter.com/ThinkFinishing.
See Spiel & Associates tabletop perfect binder: http://www.youtube.com/user/Binding101now.
Heidelberg (www.us.heidelberg.com) announces the following new product installations:
Standard Finishing Systems (www.sdmc.com) has installed new feeding and finishing solutions for two new customers: