Screen Europe has been working with Meccanotecnica to integrate Screen’s Equios Book Solution for its Truepress Jet520HD press with Universe Sewing from Meccanotecnica.
Equios supports the sort of roll to book impositions that are suitable for high quality book finishing solutions. But Screen has now added the ability to plan the pages in the order needed for Meccanotecnica’s Universe Sewing. It also includes a variable data processing function for the dynamic barcodes required to identify signatures and book blocks for sewing.
The web-fed Universe Sewing machine was launched back in February this year. It offers automatic book folding and sewing and includes unwinding, cutting, scoring and folding and collating – all as a single process. It’s designed to produce high quality lay flat books directly from the pre-printed roll from short to long runs.
Stefano Formentini, marketing manager for Meccanotecnica, comments: “To ensure that the finished book is both excellent quality and good value for money, it’s essential that accuracy and consistency is maintained throughout the production process.” He adds: “This is especially true at the finishing stage where elements such as sewing quality and page ordering are crucial to the finished product.”
This new Equios option should be available in January 2018. It should be a good fit for the TPJ520HD, which can now be ordered with the SC inks for working with standard coated offset stocks for a more flexible solution.