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Ultimate Bindery® 5.1: RED HOT Technology at PRINT18


Montreal, Canada, September 12th, 2018 – Ultimate TechnoGraphics Inc., leader in imposition and finishing automation, is excited to showcase the new Ultimate Bindery® 5.1 at PRINT18 booth 443. The reveal of Ultimate Bindery® 5.1 as a new recognized RED HOT technology will initiate a major breakthrough in commercial printing automation.  As stated by Julie Schaffer, Associate Vice President, Program and Community Development at Association for Print Technologies, during the announcement posted on WhatTheyThink.com, RED HOT Technologies ‘’offer something radically new deserving recognition’’, helping the visitors to discover these hot products.


New in Ultimate Bindery® 5.1

Ultimate Bindery® 5.1 reshapes the industry at a time where commercial and book printers are facing challenges in the bindery department over short-runs. Julie Watson, CEO explains: ‘’At PRINT18, Ultimate Bindery® 5.1 proposes an open and simple ‘out-of-the-box’ well-oiled JDF solution to the traditional bindery work to address the paradigm of variable length and size publications and multi-component binding projects on many types of bindery systems’’.


Ultimate Bindery® 5.1 pioneer contribution is to resolve this challenge with much simplicity and a high level of operability and connectivity between devices. Ultimate has cooperated with equipment manufacturers and prepress software vendors to insure seamless compatibility offering out-of-the-box JDF integration with existing prepress workflow. JDF and connectivity validation is done with upstream solutions: Enfocus Switch, Aleyant, HP SmartStream, Xerox FreeFlow Core and downstream in post-press with C.P. Bourg, Duplo, Horizon, Daheo, Meccanotecnica, Perfecta, Plockmatic, Polar-Mohr, Tecnau, and Watkiss. It operates as a central and open JDF hub that can connect to these vendors equipment.


Ultimate Bindery® 5.1 unique ability of its finishing back-end engine to work dynamically eliminates the need for individual job set ups on variable publications. Ultimate Bindery® is built to meet high volume variability insuring high throughput required for concatenated finishing book and booklet lines. The advantages of Ultimate Bindery® are: the elimination of manual make-ready, no need for trial runs thus reducing printed paper waste through the ‘preflighting-for-finishing’ capability of its engine.


Ultimate Bindery® digital finishing automation solution is the unique grind each digital printing production can add to get the perfect base for efficient and profitable print operation.


From “Must See EMs” to RED HOT technologies

The RED HOT Technology Recognition Program, a new version of “Must See EMs’’, provides the attendees a simple way to learn what has come to market within the past 12 months in the hundreds of exhibitor booths at PRINT. By clearly highlighting the “what’s new” on the exhibit floor, this program helps the industry leaders to move their print operations forward without judgment.


See the new technology release live at Ultimate’s booth 443 at PRINT18 in Chicago.

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