Edubook steps up in automation with Libra 800
Edubook confirms its commitment to high-end digital book finishing, opting for Tecnau Libra 800 Book Finishing at drupa 2016.
Established in 2004, Edubook is a leading Swiss book manufacturer. The company provides a 360° service to its customers looking for personalized content and an efficient process from order entry to delivery. Edubook embraced inkjet digital print technology as early as 2012 and uses the most advanced workflow management, print and finishing technologies in order to adapt to an ever-changing market looking for high quality books, quick delivery time and competitive pricing.
Rolls will be pre-printed on the Ocè ColorStream 3700 and finished nearline on Libra 800 in a roll-to-finished-book integrated process. The system has been configured by Edubook with one input channel from roll, along with slit merge and dual web cutter to produce variable book-blocks. The solution features in addition a cut-sheet feeder in order to add inserts on demand to the book composition and dynamically collect input paper from roll and from cut-sheets.
Variable book blocks are automatically delivered to Libra VB, Variable Binder, which is connected online to Libra VT, Variable Three-Knife Trimmer. The system feeds standard cover sizes and cuts them down in length and width with spine scoring according to the book block being processed for complete variability book by book in the same run.
Edubook’s investment includes an upgrade on the printer front end in order to sort print jobs according to multiple and customized criteria. As the Libra 800 can process jobs in any sequence without affecting throughput and without operator intervention, Edubook can optimize production according to other parameters important for their customers, such as paper quality, urgency or delivery location and more, in order to optimize internal and external logistics and better support their customer needs.
“We are excited to establish a long-term partnership with Edubook. Their commitment to quality and continuous manufacturing innovation is extremely motivating for Tecnau” comments Stefano De Marco, Tecnau sales & marketing Director EMEA. “Libra 800 will support Edubook’s demand for quick delivery of short runs books and open up new opportunities for book on demand production.”
Tecnau offers a complete product portfolio dedicated to paper handling, monitoring, processing and finishing for the digital printing industry. We are devoted to providing integrated solutions to support the broadest array of applications for Transactional Printing, TransPromo, Direct Mail, Publishing, Graphic Arts, Book on Demand and Short Run.
Global service and around-the-clock support help ensure our reputation as the industry’s reliability leader. Our products increase productivity, cut labor and paper costs, and even make new applications possible – Tecnau solutions truly empower digital print to help you do more with less.