A worldwide novelty was introduced at drupa 2016 by Imaging Solutions in cooperation with Pinnacle Technocrats, and TechNova, both print finishing companies from India. It allows the production of LayFlat photo albums with non-tear media (e.g. for wedding photo books).
Until this new finishing possibility, double sided prints of non-tear media could only be processed with perfect binding systems. Now panoramic layouts without creasing can be achieved.
The new solution consits of a transparent tape and a Pinnacle Technocrats centre taping machine for non-tear media, such as
- NovaJet Laser Matte Opaque PET 125 DS (LMO 5505), certified for Indigo
- NovaJet Laser Matte Opaque Film 200 DS (LMO 5508), certified for Indigo
The Pinnacle centre taping machine is a specially designed model to join two single sided prints to form a single sheet for back to back book binding. It processes a special transparent tape of 15 mm x 25 micron and is equipped with a built-in automatic system for cutting tape between two centres taped sheets.
After taping, the sheets can easily be glued and bound to premium book blocks with the ISAG fast Book Basic LayFlat binding system.
Especially for the Indian wedding photography segment, this innovative and unique solution offers breathtaking images without image lost or gutter.