While theoretical knowledge forms the basis of training as a bookbinder, practical know-how is also crucial for the trade. The bookbinding students from the College for Bookbinding Technology in Munich learned about the current trends in print finishing and also put their knowledge into practice at Muller Martini from 17 to 20 March 2014.
The visitors from Munich gained insight into industrial perfect binding at Muller Martini’s Bookbinding Academy in Felben.
The demonstrations ranged from the Primera saddle stitcher, on which the students largely performed a size changeover independently, under the guidance of the instructor, through the FlexLiner inserting system to the Alegro perfect binder. The visitors also had the opportunity to experience the print finishing of digitally printed products first hand. The SigmaLine digital book production system and the Presto II Digital saddle stitcher were presented. “The machine range demonstrated was both exciting and educational for the students,” said Wolfram Hohl, Director of the College for Bookbinding Technology in Munich. “The students’ numerous questions were answered professionally throughout, and the instructors responded very flexibly to their special requests.”
Heinz Businger, Director of the Print Finishing Center in Zofingen, welcomed the keen interest of the students and the many interesting discussions that arose during the demonstrations. “Many of the students were excited by the possibilities of our highly automated systems,” said Businger. “And for Muller Martini it’s important for future decision-makers to become fully aware of the latest technologies and trends in print finishing in preparation for their later careers.”
The bookbinding students of the College for Bookbinding Technology in Munich (Germany) learned about the FlexLiner inserting system at Muller Martini’s Print Finishing Center in Zofingen.