New Book Production Line, Unique Box Making Solutions and Lay-Flat PhotoBook System
Perfect Bindery Solutions is to showcase major new production solutions at The Print Show, which takes place at The International Centre, Telford on 11-13 October. The decision follows a run of outstanding results for PBS at the first two editions of TPS together with the announcement by innovative Italian manufacturer IML Machinery that its exciting major new book production system will be ready for WORLD LAUNCH at this year’s event.
PBS Operations Partner Steve Giddins says: “The new ONE•LINE> from IML is going to change the way the short-run book market works; it is one line that can do everything: paperback or hard cover, PUR or hot-melt, high volume or runs-of-one… it’s the ‘holy grail’ of the on-demand book sector and TPS 2017 will be a watershed event – a real ‘I was there’ occasion.”
The new ONE•LINE> comprises the IR600 binder and TR30 3-knife trimmer and is totally flexible. Book blocks are fed, either manually or by conveyor, into a press caliper which automatically sets the clamps, gluing station and cover scorers for each block prior to binding. Glue application can be wheel-and-pot or nozzle, PUR or hot-melt. There is milling, side-gluing and cover feeding for standard paperbacks and, at the flick of a switch, end-papering and back-lining for book block production in readiness for case binding. The TR30 3-knife trimmer is also fully automated with an optional bar code system for run-of-one production without any manual intervention.
PBS used TPS 2016 to launch the Perfect Box Solutions range, also manufactured by IML, and these systems are showing again this year. Steve Giddins continues: “The response following that show has been astonishing. IML have got a real feel for market trends before they become generally apparent and short-run high quality boxes is a niche that has got massive potential.” The range includes semi-automated solutions for all the key processes in preparing the boards and facing sheets, box forming and wrapping to make on-demand luxury box manufacture a realistic in-house proposition for the first time.
Also receiving its UK LAUNCH at this year’s event is the fastBack Professional lay-flat photo-book system from Swiss manufacturer Imaging Solutions. This all-new book block system, which has an exceptional format range up to 18″ x 18”, fits into an automated and scalable book manufacturing process to offer book binders tremendous opportunities for the production of large format books and albums, catalogues, luxury brochures or product presentations in a beautiful panoramic layout where images stretch seamlessly across each double spread to create a unique, high-quality book that stands out from the crowd.
Also showing on stand D07 at the entrance to Hall 1 are ACE Adhesives, supplier of Planamelt, the sensational new high-performance lay-flat hotmelt glue for trouble-free application and visitors will also be able to see equipment and discuss solutions from Smyth, Horauf, Karl Tränklein, ODM, Sperr & Lechner, Risetec, Palamides and LasX Industries.