LumeJet, the high quality print technology developer, and photobook printing and finishing manufacturer Imaging Solutions AG (ISAG) claim to have cut layflat book production costs by up to 50% by bundling a LumeJet
S200 printer with an ISAG fastBook10CF bookbinder.
The complete package has been put together for the layflat photobook sector, which in recent years has enjoyed a compound growth rate of 40%, and inspired other sectors to adopt the photobook format for corporate pitch books, property prospectuses, look books and coffee table books.
The LumeJet S200 combines true contone photographic quality images with fine line artwork and crisp text over an extra-large print area of 305 x 1000mm. This enables it to create layflat books in a range of sizes, with A3 landscape double-page spreads printed as single sheets, with no split images, registration issues or loss of detail.
The fastBook10CF hot glue system turns printed sheets into complete book blocks of up to 100 pages. It has very short make-ready times, can handle the thinnest paper from a LumeJet printer and can laminate sheets directly without an intermediary board.
LumeJet CEO Paul Anson said: “With the LumeJet S200 being able to print up to 1.0m in length, we are finding that layflat books are the single biggest application for our customers. The fastBook10 complements the S200 perfectly due to its flexibility and very competitive price point.”