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Innovative converting solution for high-volume digital book production

Transfering the advantages of digital printing to the industrial volume book production is now possible. DCbook is an intelligent and flexible converting solution for digitally printed books, designed for high-volume production runs. The machine produces book stacks made up of separate sheets from digitally printed paper webs, ready for the further binding process. Separate sheets mean minimized paper waste, no folding and no turning bars.

And with an integration in- or near-line with a digital printing press and bookbinding line, the continous production process ensures short time-to-market. With its full format flexibility and minimal changeover times, the machine concept of DCbook is ideal for businesses in the printing industry that focus on industrial, short-run and high-volume digital book production.

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  • Working width: up to 1,600mm
  • Output: up to 12,600 books/hour
  • Pockets: 14
  • Production speed: 300 m/min.
  • Grammage: 40 to 120 g/m²
  • Book thickness: 3 to 65 mm (0.1" - 2.55")
  • Cutting width: 100 to 240 mm (3.94" - 9.45")
  • Cutting length: 160 to 305 mm (6.3" - 12.01")
  • Changeover times: on the fly, max. under 5 minutes
  • Three dimensional format flexibility (width, length, number of pages)
  • No folding, no layout restrictions
  • Minimal paper waste
  • No overproduction
  • Short time to market
  • Flexible and modular complete system with open interface to digital printing press and bookbinding line
  • Elimination of prepress processes such as layout and image carrier preparation
  • Higher productivity due to optimal utilization of working width with uneven pockets
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Innovative converting solution for high-volume digital book production
News & professional articles
  • Specialist for sheeting technologies and the converting of single sheets

    E.C.H. Will presents its portfolio and its innovative post press converting solutions for industrial production of digitally printed books in the new publication "Innovations for Print", published by VDMA association Printing and Paper Technology.
  • Structural change in book production

    Digital printing leaves its traces also in the book production: small runs, shorter lead times, individualization, higher quality. DCbook by E.C.H. Will is a flexible single sheet solution that transfers these advantages into the complete converting process. [Article available in German language only]


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