In another Australian first, Griffin Press will configure the new digital press to run in line with a Muller Martini Sigma bind line.
Ben Jolly, general manager of Griffin Press says the combination of HP high speed digital printing feeding directly into the muller martini perfect binder, will be a significant milestone in Australian book production.
He says, “We are constantly reviewing our technology and processes to assess what improvements we can make that deliver not only on our environmental requirements, but also offer a cheaper, quality end product with the speed to market advantages our customers are seeking.
“The determining factor in our decision to go with the HP T350 revolved around the machines reliability and ability to produce a high quality end result on our standard book papers. This means our digital books will look and feel the same as our conventional books.”
The purchase of the HP T350 is the latest in a range of recent initiatives that Griffin Press has commissioned and implemented enabling the company to take a leadership position in the market with in-line digital book production.
Jolly continues, “As the demand for short run book printing continues to grow, we are experiencing increased customer demand from around the globe to deliver books into Australia.
“Our investment in the Xerox book factory in 2008, again a first for Australia, has been a huge success with the machine running seven days a week 24 hours a day in recent months. The HP T350 and Muller Martini solution takes us to the next step in digital book production.”
According to Griffin Press, the configuration will be used for print runs from a few hundred through to a few thousand and will be located in the South Australian premises at Salisbury.
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