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State-of-the-Art Wohlenberg Binder
Installed at Bindery 1.

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Bindery 1 is pleased to announce the recent installation of our Wohlenberg Champion e perfect binding system! After arriving onto our shores during the holidays, the Wohlenberg is now up and running in our facility.

The Wohlenberg binder is truly at the cutting edge of adhesive binding technology. It combines a host of automated set up features with format versatility and precision engineering to create books of outstanding quality and strength:

  • Motor-driven adjustment of all main functions
  • Navigator GUI (graphic user interface) offers quick machine
    setup and retrieval of stored jobs
  • Optimal spine preparation with up to 4 processing stations
  • Interchangeable, repositionable gluing units for hotmelt, and PUR adhesives
  • Rotary cover feeder offers simplified setup of 4-, 6- and
    8-page covers
  • Thin book binding capabilities – spines as small as 1/16" up to 2-7/16" thick!
  • Large-format tabloid binding available
  • Independent cover registration and pressing station offers
    exact placement and spine forming

Thin books, thick books, full-color books with tons of ink and coating coverage… the new Wohlenberg can handle all of them! Here are a few more details to whet your design palette:

PUR Adhesive Binding
The Wohlenberg binder allows us to offer a complete range of softcover binding styles using hotmelt, and PUR adhesives. Among these is the ability to produce layflat adhesive-bound books, a great choice for children’s books and cookbooks. PUR is the strongest bookbinding adhesive available; for books with heavy ink coverage in the gutter, there is no substitute.

Faster Turnarounds
The Navigator computerized control module feature of the Wohlenberg binder simplifies job setup to allow us to provide faster turnaround for our customers. The module can also store setup and production details from previously run projects to minimize setup times of repeat jobs.

Outstanding Quality
Above all the state-of-the-art features that offer more versatility and faster turnarounds, our most important requirement was outstanding production quality. The Wohlenberg delivers on this front with flying colors, ensuring no reduction in the strength and durability of the books you’ve come to expect.

This level of quality is assured by the Wohlenberg Sprinter gathering system at the front end of the machine and the Trim-Tec high speed, three knife trimmer at the back of the machine. The state of the art gatherer automatically detects misfed or incorrectly loaded pockets and has adjustable side guides to allow for a variety of format sizes and stock thickness.

The Trim-Tec is engineered for fast, reliable operation, and great pains were taken in the engineering stage to ensure finished products are trimmed with a minimum of handling and marking. The design of the trimmer also allows traditionally difficult-to-handle applications, such as oversize or very thin books, to be trimmed with a clean cut every time.

With the Champion e perfect binder installed at Bindery 1, we will offer a wide range of finishing solutions for soft-cover binding, PUR, layflat, swiss binding, euro binding, small/large format, thick or thin books along with a specialty trimmer for foldout-gated covers to undersize the face of the book.

The Bindery 1 Advantage
At Bindery 1, you’ll find not only the newest in equipment offerings but also a post-press partner with a full complement of binding, finishing, mailing and multimedia capabilities. In addition to comprehensive perfect binding services, we offer mechanical binding, saddle stitching, folding, die cutting, collating and related services. We also offer a complete range of direct mail processing and personalization services, as well as fulfillment, data processing, media duplication and more. To begin planning your next project, contact us today!

Bindery 1 has a large surplus of Wire-O binding elements we are offering at a *significant discount*. The Wire-O elements are 7/8" in diameter and pewter in color. If your project calls for Wire-O binding with these parameters, contact us today and *save money* on your materials costs!