ODM partners with Mohawk to launch photobook binder
Friday, May 18, 2012
On Demand Machinery (ODM) has partnered with Mohawk Fine Papers to manufacture the Sidewinder, an automated bindery system for producing Panoramic TRU-Flat photo books.
The on-demand, automated bindery system, which scores, folds and presses book blocks up to 1.5 inches thick, eliminates the need for hand-operated equipment to produce book blocks for lay-flat photo books.
It has been specifically designed for use with the Mohawk Panoramic line of i-Tone photo papers.
The machine, which was demonstrated at Drupa and has a list price of US $75,000(£47,444), can produce up to 100 Panoramic photo book blocks per hour and aims to be user-friendly with no makeready.
It will be distributed in the UK by Perfect Bindery Solutions and will be ready for delivery from August. The system can handle open book sizes of 675mm x 362.5mm and closed book sizes 337.5mm x 362.5mm.