Press Release: Maple Press, One of the Largest Book Manufacturing Plants in the Northeast, Goes Digital and Installs the ODM Casemaking System™, Sticker™ and Smasher™ to Produce On-Demand Library-Quality’ Hardcover Books.
All four sides of the cover are placed in the StomperTM (turned-in) by the operator, thus insuring a tight corner wrap. The finished hard cover goes through the SqueezerTM (rotary press).
StickerTM - Casing-in machine
The casing-in begins with the operator placing the book block on the wing then depressing a foot switch that drops the wing below the glue rollers. A motor brings in two glue stations in contact with the book. The wing begins to move upward and a uniform coating of adhesive is applied to the end-sheets. The cover is placed in position with the cover guide.
SmasherTM - Building-in machine
The operator places the cased-in book into the SmasherTM and steps on a foot pedal to find the joint area of the book. Next, the hydraulic clamping pressure is then applied. The book is clamped between two steel platens and the joint area is pressed with heated irons that help form the joint, thus producing a 'library-quality' hardcover book.
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ON DEMAND MACHINERY LLC
150 Broadway, Elizabeth, NJ 07206
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