The solution to integrate book sewing, nipping and end-sheet tipping in one process
Meccanotecnica offers an exclusive book finishing system that allows the integration of thread-sewing, nipping, and end-sheet tipping in one process.
This compact solution is ideal for bookbinders looking for excellence and top quality in hardcover book preparation, especially for high signature–count books. This book finishing system for hardcover preparation guarantees a constant book block quality and minimizes the labor force. It can be placed upstream to any third–party finishing line and it is the ideal match for short-run book production.
The Nipping module presses sewn book blocks up to 4 tons, acting symmetrically on both sides of the book for best quality results. This process reduces the thickness and forms a perfectly squared spine. The aim is to reduce or even eliminate the spine build–up determined by the folding process and thread sewing. Immediately after, book blocks enter the integrated end–sheet tipper that applies end–sheets to the first and last page of the book using two nozzle guns that spread a thin layer of glue with high precision (hotmelt and cold glue are available as gluing systems).
This integrated system is a special configuration of the Inline back gluer.