Machines for the production and finishing of hardcover books

Schmedt machines cover all areas of hardcover book production and finishing. Therein, the focus is always: format changes are simple and possible with almost no changeover, small to medium runs can be produced in craftsmanship quality and investments are manageable. Below you can find our machines by process step, discover our solutions or see all our machines.

Overview of Solutions

Whether you are looking for an affordable entry-level solution for hardcover production or want to produce books-on-demand or photo books, we offer the optimal solution for the production of short and medium runs for your requirements. Our machines are optimally matched in terms of their performance and operability and can thus be combined according to individual requirements.

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PräziGard | Endsheet gluing machine
ideal for sewn book blocks

In stock, deliverable at short notice

Price on request
PräziBand | Headbanding machine
to easily attach headband to the book block

Available, ready to ship in approx. 2 days

Price on request
PräziEdge | Book edge printer
Printer with transport system for books

Available, delivery time on request

Price on request
PräziCase Pro | Case-making machine
Semi-automatic casemaker for hardcover cases
Type [2] : Standard, XL
Case width [2] : 229 - 660 mm, 229 - 787 mm
Case height [1] : 170 - 400 mm

Available, delivery time on request

Price on request
PräziSheet | Cover material trimmer
Machine to cut printed cover material to size

Available, delivery time on request

Price on request
PräziTrim | Automatic board trimmer
Trimming of cover and spine boards for book cases

Available, delivery time on request

Price on request
Cover-1 | Case-making system
Semi-automatic, barcode-controlled system

Available, delivery time 10-12 Weeks

Price on request
PräRund | Rounding machine for book cases
for book covers with round spines

Available, ready to ship in approx. 166 days

Price on request
PräLeg | Book casing-in machine
Machine to combine book blocks with book covers

Available, delivery time 6-8 weeks

Price on request
PräForm Pro | Multi-station book press
Pressing and joint-setting machine

Available, delivery time 6-8 weeks

Price on request

Machines for the production of hardcover books

Hardcover making for one-offs with changing formats and small runs with machines from Schmedt

More and more books are being printed digitally. Fast, individual and in very small print runs. They are books on demand such as photo books or specialist publications in small editions or as individual books. A version as a high-quality hardcover is increasingly demanded.

With a run of one book or a small series, machines are therefore necessary that have no or only short makeready times for format changes. In this way, these short runs or single books can be produced economically, but still with high quality.

We have been dealing with machines that meet these requirements for more than 50 years. We thus offer the right solutions for the production of books from run 1 up to 300 units/h and in formats up to DIN A3 portrait or landscape. All machines are optimally matched in terms of performance and operability, but can also be combined according to individual requirements. "No matter which of our solutions you work with, you always get publishing-quality products," says Markus Menzel. Our machines are also characterised by a very good price-performance ratio, ease of operation and simple maintenance.

For us, the quality seal "Made in Germany" is still very important and that is exactly what our machines and our service reflect.

In addition to the production of books, our machines can also be used for the production of cardboard covers for books, slipcases, folders, game boards, calendars and folders.

So if you are looking for machines for hardcover production in order to optimise processes and increase efficiency, you will find a competent partner in us.

Of course we also have the appropriate equipment for finishing books - such as the PräziBand and PräziRibbon for attaching headband and bookmarks to the book block, the PräGnant and PräziMark for manual and semi-automatic personalisation with embossing, or the PräziEdge for printing the edge of the book.