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Next to leaf attachment, rounding & backing is the most critical operation in the binding process. It is this function that determines the structural integrity of the bound book block. It is analogous to the function of the familiar architectural form of the Roman arch and other such natural curvilinear forms structured to withstand heavy stresses. (Read Function Determines Structure)

The only machine of its kind that increases productivity for binders that must process one-off and ultra-short runs such as those encountered in hardcover On-Demand book manufacturing.

Since its introduction in 1963, the Mekatronics’ self-adjusting ROUNDER & BACKER™ has become the industry standard for producing high quality rounded and backed book blocks. Hundreds are in operation worldwide, performing at high throughput rates with minimum need for maintenance.

Resources & Background Information

Rounding & Backing: Function Determines Structure