More output from the printing presses
Another aspect is the increased output of modern printing presses. Older saddle stitchers are simply no longer able to handle the amount of paper efficiently. Hannes Sandler, Managing Director of Sandler Print & Packaging, who has seen this trend at his company, says “It’s difficult today to set prices profitably for stitching alone. And without high-performance saddle stitchers, it isn’t possible to exploit the capacity of modern print presses. If the production chain as a whole isn’t precisely coordinated, then you have problems.”
And with respect to technology, workflows and networking are of course becoming increasingly important. For example, in Italy our customers receive government support if their new investments meet Industry 4.0 criteria. We are well positioned here with our trailblazing saddle stitchers.
To what extent is the use of these machines an issue for digital printing?
The idea that saddle stitchers can be used for digital applications too is now well known throughout the world, but it is only slowly being reflected in investment figures in individual countries. For example, they have long been used for this purpose in the US. This is a good reason for our customers to invest in a new Muller Martini saddle stitcher. Because the machine can also process digital products at any time, customers will be prepared for future developments, ensuring a high level of investment protection.
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Fit for the market
It is widely known that we offer a broad product range and our customers rate this as very positive. However, depending on the customer’s needs, this may mean a higher or lower level of investment. For this reason, we added the Primera MC Standard to our product portfolio, as it represents a cost-effective basic machine.