A new generation of bookbinding equipment, the computerized variety, is catching up to advances in the rest of the printing process.
Technology has made its mark in the finishing area in the binderies.
The two important factors being considered in the book binderies these days are the speed and efficiency. They need to change over to keep up with the mad pace of changing trends and technologies. Also, the books need to undergo a lot of proof reading as they need to be mistake free.
The whole binding process has become a lot more automated in recent years. Time-consuming bookbinding procedures can now be done with the touch of a button, which allows for more quality control and other adjustments in the book binderies. Some of these binderies have equipment that can run with little or no human help. Hence, this requires fewer workers as well as the least amount of waste. Binding machines that have an in built microprocessor linked to them automatically makes the changeover so that the work that used to take about a couple of hours is being done in just a matter of four to five minutes. Most systems these days are also equipped with an automatic setup featuring central adjustment controls, known as a co-pilot system, that allows on-the-move adjustments.
Altough the hi-tech equipment makes work a lot more easier for the binders, the equipment is itself very expensive, but it can be affordable as the returns that the binders get when this equipment is used is also high. Most hi-tech units feature motorized central adjustment for changing book hangout on all workstations. All these stations feature wrenchless adjustments and digital readouts. New machines also have a higher capability of operating speeds and thickness capabilities.