Production of high-quality softcover and hardcover books
In-line premium quality book production from the printed roll. Paper is web-fed using an UW6 unwinder and on a new "Generation 8" CS8-I cutter. The Universe Web performs several processes on-the-fly: scoring, folding, collation of folded sheets in 8-, 12-, 16-pages or more to create the signature and sewing. Downstream the Inline, multifunctional back gluer performs the hard cover preparation with the application of end-sheets and gauze, with dynamic adaptation according to the book thickness, or paperback production with the application of the softcover. The line is completed by the three-knife trimmer, Trimming, that features automatic size change without changing parts.