Fife Print & Sign Centre, Burntisland, has invested in its first perfect binding (PUR) system - a DigiBook 150 - purchased from Morgana Systems.
PUR is the strongest, most flexible binding adhesive available and offers several additional advantages over other binding adhesives. When inks, coatings or digital print toners are present in the spine area these can compromise the strength of typical hot-melt perfect binding. PUR is resistant to this and will form a super-strong bond with all weights and finishes of paper stocks. In addition PUR works well with synthetic and recycled-content stock.
The DigiBook 150 is an entry level PUR binder and is ideally suited to traditional and digital printers who require short runs of PUR perfect bound books to a professional standard.
According to managing director Natalie Magee, orders involving perfect binding have been increasing year on year. “We now have a sufficient volume of work to justify the investment for our own machine, thus saving on the cost of out work while gaining control. The entry level version of the DigiBook is just fine for the quantities we need to produce right now, but if that increases significantly in the future we will look to trade this model back for a faster machine.”
The DigiBook 150 is equipped with a patented closed gluing system where the spine and side gluing is applied by a slot applicator for the utmost binding quality and accuracy, and is capable of binding up to 150 books per hour.