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Multi Bookbinding adds Muller Martini KM610

May 3, 2019
By PrintAction Staff
Multi Bookbinding President Yvon Sauvageau with the latest addition to its finishing line, the KM610 perfect binder.

Multi Bookbinding, a hardcover book trade bindery based in Shawinigan, Que., recently invested in Muller Martini’s KM610 perfect binder in order to replace a legacy KM470. The purchase, the company explains, was spurred by increased demand for hardcover bookbinding in North America.

“The main reason we upgraded our finishing line is because we’re seeing more and more requests for hardcover bookbinding from the States. And, since run requests are getting shorter, we needed to shorten our makereadies as well. I’m pleased to say that the KM610 has cut makereadies in half,” Multi Bookbinding President Yvon Sauvageau says.

With speeds of 5,000 to 8,000 CPH, the Muller Martini KM610 perfect binder can be utilized for all types of book block production, as well as perfect-bound brochures, it describes. Other features of the machine include a barcode matching system to process both traditional and digitally printed products; spine prep technology; and the ability to process book block thicknesses up to 70 mm.

“As a bookbinder, signature recognition is a very valuable tool since every printer uses their own barcode system. The technology is a tremendous time saver that helps us meet deadlines,” says Sauvageau.

Multi Bookbinding says it also selected the KM610 because of its versatility. The binder helps it accommodate growing customer requests for Layflat- and Swiss-bound binding typically found in high-end products, such as coffee table books and annual reports. In addition, although its average run on the KM610 is 3,500 copies, Multi Bookbinding also utilizes the perfect binder for specialized yearbooks with typical runs under 150 copies.

Said to be Canada’s only hardcover book trade bindery, Multi Bookbinding produces runs ranging from 100 to 50,000 copies.