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Muller Martini SigmaLine III

From Roll to Book Block, All Under One Roof

By Andy Fetherman, VP of Sales and Technology Müller Martini on November 22, 2021

PDF in, book out

A ground-breaker in digital book manufacturing for over 15 years, the new and enhanced capabilities of the SigmaLine III include a patented air fold and dynamic sheeting technology that reduces blank pages by up to 57%. The new air fold technology also produces a more perfect fold with fewer stops at up to 1,000 feet per minute (fpm). Another distinct advantage of the SigmaLine III is its ability to produce stable book blocks ready for every binding processing — hardbound and softbound, from saddle stitching to thread sewn to perfect bound. And when integrated with Connex workflow systems — the connectivity backbone for both digital and conventional print production — the Vareo perfect binder, and the InfiniTrim trimmer, your end-to-end workflow takes your job from PDF in, book out, all under one roof.

Want to know more? The new SigmaLine III:

  • Processes web widths from 18” to 42”.
  • Delivers speeds up to 1,000 fpm with quick, fully automated changeovers between sizes and folding schemes.
  • Pre-gathering application allows several separate signatures to be combined into a single signature. 8-page signatures can now be turned into one 24-page signature. 
  • Signatures for every binding process: Generates a closed-head signature, which makes a very stable book block, whether thread sewn, saddle stich, or perfect bound.
  • Collating cycle time produces tack-glued, stacked book blocks for flawless handling at all press speeds.
  • Variable Data Printing (VDP) offers personalization and book of one processing while maintaining efficient bulk book block production.
  • Precision air nozzles streamline mechanical parts for near maintenance free equipment.
  • What’s more, when used in conjunction with our user-friendly Connex Workflow System, SigmaLine III dramatically reduces the pre-press process while increasing press uptime.

If greater productivity, higher production speeds, and lower operating costs interest you, contact your regional Müller Martini sales manager for more information about the SigmaLine III.