Based in Frankfurt am Main, M.J. Raack is a full-service provider that specializes in web-to-print. At the end March, the company released its second Smyth book sewing machine, supplied by PPL. Its decision to invest in a DX-70 has to do with recent developments in the industrial print industry, specifically with the growing demand for books sewn with thread.
Books With Thread Sewing: An Upward Trend
Medium-sized print service providers reported that there are high growth rates in one segment in particular. Books with thread sewing are once again in demand. The run-lengths of individual books also grew. With such an increased interest, the existing DX-50 book sewing machine has been reaching the limits of its capacity, unable to process the volume of orders to keep up with demand.
More Power, Better Quality: The Advantages of the Smyth DX-70
In the future, the DX-50 will mostly be used for thread sewing short runs, because they require only very short set-up times. For slightly longer runs, though, the new DX-70 will mostly be used: this is where it shines!
- The automatic flat pile feeder is easier for users and increases productivity.
- It folds each sheet individually, producing a sharp fold on the spine.
- The DX-70 is much more powerful, and once gain improves the quality of thread sewing significantly.
In short, M.J. Raack will have a machine available with greatly expanded capacity.
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