Universe Web, automatic book sewing machine for digital printing (continuous feed)

Universe Web, automatic book sewing machine for digital printing (continuous feed)
Digital print finishing
Universe Web, automatic book sewing machine for digital printing (continuous feed) and Nipping, integrated spine pressing system
19 Oct 2020

The solution for high volume digital book production directly from the roll

The Universe™ series of automatic folding, and book sewing machines, is the ideal solution for cost-effective short-run production of high-quality books printed in digital. Universe’s performance and high level of productivity with a wide range of papers are unmatched on the market.

R&D efforts have been directed to guarantee the widest flexibility in the choice of type and weight of paper while maintaining a high level of performance, ease-of-use with quick and straightforward setup, and premium quality of the books produced. Universe machines also feature SELF LEARNING capability for Variable data printing. Books, with the same format but different page count, are automatically managed thanks to smart barcode technology and GigaLynx™ Dual Control cameras.


Universe Web "Official video", automatic book sewing machine for digital printing.


This is the complete animation that illustrates the paper process during production. The unwinding of the printed roll, the sewing of the book, and the nipping of the spine.


UNIVERSE WEB, the “continuous-fed” version best fits companies where the focus is on productivity.

UNIVERSE WEB integrates the operations of unwinding and cutting, and if you have adopted the roll-to-roll printing system, the main benefit of this solution is the reduction of production costs mainly thanks to increased productivity. This is the result of consistent savings in the handling of the paper and loading time.


The process of scoring and folding every single sheet guarantees:

  • the production of high-quality book blocks;
  • maximum flexibility in book composition, avoiding the addition of white pages.


Universe Web reaches remarkable performance and productivity that outpace other solutions on the market.

Such productivity level is due to relentless efforts in improving and designing the transport system of the machine and to a highly efficient collating station that features two pairs of cylinders that work independently to increase feeding frequency and productivity.


  • Thread sewing is a purely mechanical process not affected by inks, papers, or environmental conditions.
  • The lay-flat property is an intrinsic characteristic of thread-sewn books even when made with a high number of signatures.
  • Thread sewing is ideal for the digital environment especially in comparison with other adhesive binding methods like PUR, where books need to rest overnight, while sewn books can be validated immediately for delivery.

Watch the "Fiction book experience" video.

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