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Clays eyes growth with Muller Martini deal

Bungay-based Clays has invested in a Vareo/InfiniTrim perfect binder and the three-knife trimmer solution in an effort to meet a rising demand for short-run work.

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David McGinlay from Muller Martini UK shakes hands with Ian Smith of Clays at Hunkeler Innovationdays

Clays signed off on the deal on the Muller Martini stand at the recent Hunkeler Innovationdays in Lucerne, Switzerland, and the company is now planning how to use the inline duo to bolster its service offering.

The company currently produces more than 150 million books each year on its 11 Muller Martini systems, including softcover and hardcover, using both digital and offset printing processes.

Ian Smith, operations director at Clays, says: “As our print on-demand volumes and thus the number of orders with small quantities are growing, we need highly automated and sophisticated machine solutions that enable us to produce efficiently.

“Thanks to the barcode workflow we can produce even book-of-one productions with the Vareo and InfiniTrim without any manual intervention.”

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