“The book market represents a high growth opportunity for Domino, which means Hunkeler Innovationdays is the ideal event to demonstrate the added value we bring to this sector,” said Bryan Palphreyman, product manager at Domino Digital Printing Solutions.
The Domino K630i monochrome printing press combined with Hunkeler’s double plow folder and high-performance cutting module will be converting paper rolls into two different sized book blocks at Hunkeler Innovationdays. When required, paper can be diverted from the cutter into an IBIS Smart Binder to produce variable multi-page saddle stitched booklets. This production system can produce book blocks or booklets on demand.
The compact size and small footprint of the Domino K630i press give it the required flexibility to be integrated into a modular solution, while its variable production speeds of up to 150m/min allow the high productivity required for printing in the book sector.
“For a 3-up imposition, 210mm long page book, in combination with the Hunkeler line, we can produce up to 1.4 billion pages per annum, which for an average 300 page book equates to 4.6 million books per annum,” Palphreyman noted. “It is an exceptional level of productivity that will no doubt appeal to both book printers and publishers.”