Opus photo book binding systems
Perfect, fast binding
The practical, tried-and-tested Opus binding system has been part of the Mümken Sales range of accessories for years. It makes it child’s play to bind a skilled, visually demanding photo book that is good to the touch in less than 3 minutes (!). DITMS technician Dieter Neus clearly shows and explains how this is done in a “YouTube” video (see below)
This rock solid binding technique is comprised of a laminator (Coverator 330), a clamp (Atlas 300) and a reel cutter (Trimmer 320). When stacked, the unit requires a small floor space. Naturally, the elements can also be placed next to each other. It produces solid black and white cover elements Alternatively, Mümken Sales also offers the cover for the front and back page cover with a laminating foil applied to it. A single-sided, printed image is placed between each foil and cover carrier. The covers are then fed to the laminator. At 150 °C, the book cover, the picture and the foil “fuse” within about one minute into a high-gloss cover section. The photo book pages printed on both sides are then placed between the finished front and rear cover pages. If there are any deviations in the photo book pages before folding them, the self-processor will “equalise” them with the reel cutter.
The clamp is now fitted with a metal spine. The operator then places the loose pages of the book into it as a book block. Finally, the operator presses the spine with a lever onto the spine, thereby creating a perfect spine bar binder. This simple but effective binding equipment makes opening the page easy and ensures the book block remains firmly in the photo book cover. After a one-time purchase of the Opus binding equipment, the self-processor only requires the consumable materials for the front and back covers and the spine. The complete Opus binding system is comprised of the laminator, clamping system and the reel cutter (Art. No. DITMS0046 “Opus Binding System”). It is primarily used to produce hard-cover photo books with pages printed on both sides.
The Opus Photobook Kit 43 Proficut (DITMS0079) can be sued to produce lay-flat photo books. Mümken Sales also has all of the consumable materials in stock (see Consumable materials).