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Houston, TX - Seidl's Bindery, a full-service binding and finishing company, recently installed a new Muller Martini Bolero perfect binder. This highly automated adhesive binding system significantly increases Seidl's ability to quickly turnaround large jobs coming from anywhere in the country. It has Otabind® lay-flat adhesive binding and PUR binding capabilities for creating exceptionally strong and highly user-friendly books.
"This machine has super fast setup, so we can do quick project changeovers. It has program storage that enables us to set up repeating jobs with very little make-ready time. This feature certainly is a competitive advantage for our clients," says Bill Seidl, company president. "And, it's an 8,000 per hour machine."
"This state-of-the-art Bolero has a two-shot glue system that allows us to use a cold primer glue followed by a layer of hot-melt adhesive," says Seidl. "The combination offers maximum strength and flexibility for Otabind books. With the new Bolero, our customers can receive the best of both worlds: excellent binding quality and quicker project turnaround times."
Muller Martini premiered the Model 3028 Bolero perfect binding system in the U.S. at the industry's mega exhibition, Print '05 in Chicago, which ran from September 9 through 15. According to Muller Martini, its new Bolero provides the highest level of automation that the company has yet offered in a perfect binder.
"That machine was developed to cater to multiple-process facilities. Seidl's is a multiple-process facility. That's what made the Bolero so attractive to them," says Jody Harrison, a product manager for Muller Martini. "Now Seidl's can move to different types of glue without incurring the downtime they had to deal with before with other machines."
The addition of the Bolero complements Seidl's Bindery's other recent machine upgrades, which include a Muller Martini Bravo Plus saddle stitching system and a Gateway PlastiKoil® plastic spiral binding machine.
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About Seidl's Bindery: Located in Houston, Texas, Seidl's Bindery is a leading provider of a complete range of post press services, including PUR adhesive binding, Wire-O binding, plastic spiral and spiral wire binding, saddle stitching, cutting, folding, inline folding/gluing, die cutting, attaching/placement, index tabbing and more. For additional information about Seidl's Bindery, please visit, or contact Bill Seidl at (800) 380-3815, or