We are going to produce books in a totally different way!
Peeters is an international printer, bookstore, and publishing business based in Leuven (Belgium). The company established more than 150 years ago to serve the academic community by printing and publishing books and journals is now a modern, sustainable and innovative business and a trendsetter in the graphic industry. Peeters is now producing books with digital printing, it has an online webshop to collect orders from both individuals and companies in small and large quantities (www.nicebooks.digital) and it is strongly committed to the automation of the processes.
“When I understood the potential of digital printing and the impact on the publishing business models, I decided to make the transition from the offset and transform the company into a fully digital printing house. I gathered all the employees and said: we are going to produce books in a totally different way!” says Luc Peeters (managing director). “We now produce about 650.000 books per year in short and ultra-short runs, all of them thread sewn”.
The vision of Luc Peeters is to have a fully automatic book production with a workflow capable of efficiently managing short runs with the minimum number of workers on the production floor. That is why, together with the Dataline MIS/ERP software, MultiPress, and Meccanotecnica’s book finishing solutions, Peeters is quickly moving towards that goal. The system collects important production information and automates decisions such as: which production line to use, how to make the book (number of pages per signatures), cover format and position of scoring lines, the imposition of the pdf file and JDF creation to send information to the production floor.