Print Logistics enhances hard case bookmaking kit for trade customers

Pictured above: Ramona Pascal and Geoff Montgomery alongside the Muller Martini Inventa 11.

Print Logistics, with the support of Renz Australia, has enhanced its bookmaking capabilities.

Broadmeadows-based Print Logistics was featured in ProPrint almost a year ago, and since then, has been continuing to thrive with the support of specialist finishing equipment supplier RENZ Australia, as it enhances its hard case bookmaking capabilities with new kit.

The most recent purchase for end-to-end printing and binding service, Print Logistics, is a hardcover book section sewing machine, the Muller Martini Inventa 11, which owner Nej Dumanli explains was necessary due to increasing customer demand.

“Around 60 per cent of our trade customers have been demanding hardcase books that have a high-quality look and feel. Since there is only one other company in Melbourne providing machine section sewn books Australia-wide, we identified the gap in the market and forged ahead,” he said.

RENZ Australia, which has a long-standing relationship with Dumanli and his team, was able to provide on the ground assistance when it came to sourcing the hardcover book sewing machine secondhand from Germany.

“In conjunction with RENZ Germany,  we arranged for one of our technicians  to inspect the equipment, make recommendations on what Print Logistics should do prior to buying it, and help arrange for its transportation to Australia,” said RENZ sales director, Tim Killen.

Michael Shubert, Nej Dumanli, Tim Killen and Jason Gray.

He explains that section sewing has numerous benefits compared to other binding styles. “As the pages are folded in sections then stitched together, they can withstand years of wear and tear, have a higher quality look and feel, and allow for pages to lay flat,” he said.

Dumanli is impressed with the process involved in obtaining the Muller Martini Inventa 11, which took four months from purchase to installation.

“It was recently installed and is easy to operate as Geoff Montgomery had previously worked on the machine for many years,” he said.

The Muller Martini Inventa 11 sewing machine complements the company’s recently purchased range of equipment for hardcover book production, supplied by RENZ Australia:

The GP² Tech SC3 Autocase Case Maker, G2 PC Controlled Hot Gluer, Schmedt PraLeg Casing-in Machine, PraForm Joint Setting machine, PraziBand headbanding machine and Sumbel edge gluer, which provides Print Logistics with the capacity to produce repeatable high-quality hardcover books with the precision, efficiency and speed required to remain competitive in the expanding hardcover book market.

The GP² Tech SC3 Autocase Case Maker stands out for its advanced technology, streamlining the case-making process and ensuring a consistent, professional finish. Paired with the G2 Gluer, which takes the guess work out of hot gluing due to the programmable controllability, providing reliable and consistent adhesive application, Print Logistics can now achieve superior results in hardcover book production that are a cinch to replicate book after book.

The Schmedt PraLeg and PraForm equipment add ease of use and automation to the binding process, allowing for meticulous control over the quality while enabling Print Logistics to increase productivity.

The German made Schmedt equipment is the gold standard in the bookbinding industry and aligns seamlessly with Print Logistics’ commitment to delivering top-notch products to its clients.

Completing the suite of equipment is the Schmedt PraziBand Headbanding machine which quickly and easily applies a headband to book blocks and the Sumbel edge gluer which takes care of the normally tedious task of end sheet gluing.

This equipment, installed by RENZ Australia, marks another page in the longstanding partnership between the two companies, which have a history that spans well over a decade, and several previous successful installations, particularly with RENZ Automated Ring Wire Binding equipment.

“It is this sustained relationship, built on trust and proven outcomes, that speaks volumes about the synergy between us. Print Logistics’ reliance on RENZ Australia and the equipment it supplies underscores not just the quality of the machinery but also the reliability of the partnership,”  said Killen.

“The support we receive from RENZ is amazing! They have top-quality professional staff who look after us very well. I feel like I am one of their team as we work so closely together,” concluded Dumanli.

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