The Alegro perfect binder satisfies the high requirements in offset and digital printing in print runs of all sizes thanks to modern, innovative drive and control technologies. Müller Martini’s Alegro perfect binder will help Polish company Books achieve the required productivity even for short runs.
Books’ printing division, which operates under the brand name Konińska Drukarnia Dziełowa (KDD), is implementing an investment package in the softcover sector end of 2022.
‘Currently, our business is characterised by two trends,’ said board member Mariusz Napierała. ‘On the one hand, we welcome the return of production from the Far East to Europe, on the other hand, inputs continue to decline. We are reacting to this in all departments, and with the Alegro from Müller Martini, we are providing the necessary reinforcement for straight binding.’
Books’ history dates back to 1998. The company’s connection with books was born de facto already in the cradle, as the owners started in the book trade and then also got into the publishing business. The printing house employs over 90 people in two production sites in Konin and Nowe Miasto Lubawskie. The bindery is highly advanced in terms of production technology and produces both soft-cover and hardcover books. Saddle stitching and thread sewing round out the offer.
Müller Martini and KDD have enjoyed a trusted partnership for many years – also in the binding sector. Here, the company has been using the Acoro A5 perfect binder from the very beginning with great success, which has contributed significantly to the company’s positive economic development. In addition, KDD has a Presto saddle stitcher, a Ventura thread sewing machine and a Diamant bookline – all from Müller Martini.
‘Our second location did not have its own binding machine until now. Alegro will fill the gap in the technological chain there and thus significantly speed up production’, said Napierała. The Alegro perfect binder will be used in combination with a gathering machine ZTM and the three-knife trimmer Solit PRO.
Due to the high degree of automation of the Alegro machine, it will also be possible to become more competitive in the production of short runs. In addition to straight binding production, the Alegro machine can also prepare blocks for hard cover casing, thanks to an integrated end sheet tipper and gauze station, which are then hung on the Diamant line.
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