Horizontal casing-in without a wing

mitabook - Hardcover casing-in line

A fully-automatic, hardcover, casing-in machine, specially designed to economically produce hardcover photo books and children’s books in small quantities, for example photo books, children books etc. PUR perfect bound book blocks can be cased in right after binding. Practically zero make ready small floor space and easy of operation make the mitabook a unique production line.

Unique Features

  • The book block does not have to be split in the center prior to be placed onto a wing.
  • By not using a wing, scratch marks on the delicately printed inside image are avoided
  • Operation requires one person only to feed book blocks and cases and‚ to take off the completed books with the joints formed
  • Extremely small floor space required: 2 x 2,6 m (7 x 9 ft)
  • Simple to operate and rapid fully-automatic motorized size change via touch screen
  • Use of state-of-the-art software and adhesivetechnology
  • Gluing station does not need to be cleaned, even after interrupted use

Technical specifications

Production speed
up to 7 books / minute – depending on size

Format change
1 – 2 minutes

Book block (W x H x T)
min. 5³⁄₄" x 4¹⁵⁄₁₆" x ⁵⁄₆₄"
max.13³⁄₄" x 16¹⁄₈" x 1⁹⁄₁₆"

Open case (W x H x T - spine)
min. 12⁵⁄₈" x 5¹⁄₈" x ¹⁄₁₆" – ¹⁄₄"
max. 29¹⁄₂" x 16¹⁄₂" x ³⁄₁₆" – 1³⁄₄"

Finished book (W x H x T)
min. 6" x 5¹⁄₈" x ¹⁄₄"
max. variable *) x 16¹⁄₂" x 1³⁄₄"

7 kW, 400 V, 3 PNE, 50 Hz

Air consumption
110 Nl/min. (6 bar)

Floor space
7 ft x 9 ft

approx. 2‘204 lbs

*) Limitation as a result of spine width and max. open case size.
Maximal book width: 368 mm (at minimum spine-width)

Technical specifications subject to change without notice

Joint forming machine

mitaform - Joint forming machine

The mitaform has been developed to meet mitabook’s customers request to further improve the shape of fold area of cased-in books. Heated and exchangeable fold forming irons become also necessary when a particularly shaped form of the joint area is required like for example with side sewn books. The mitaform is a mechanically and electrically independent device, which can be installed on new as well as existing mitabook casing-in machines. Forming irons can be easily exchanged to adapt to the required shape of the fold area.


  • Simple to operate
  • Independent adjustment of temperature, pressing time and required pressure
  • Easily exchangeable forming rails

Technical specifications

Book block (W x H x T)
min. 5³⁄₄“ x 4¹⁵⁄₁₆“ x ⁵⁄₆₄”
max.13³⁄₄” x 16¹⁄₈” x 1⁹⁄₁₆“

Open case (W x H x T - spine)
min. 12⁵⁄₈” x 5¹⁄₈” x ¹⁄₁₆“ – ¹⁄₄“
max. 29¹⁄₂“ x 16¹⁄₂“ x ³⁄₁₆“ – 1³⁄₄”

Finished book (W x H x T)
min. 6” x 5¹⁄₈” x ¹⁄₄“
max. variable *) x 16¹⁄₂“ x 1³⁄₄”

Tecnical specifications subject to change without notice


Commercial inquiries

+41 (0) 91 646 79 30

Technical service

+ 49 (0) 34297 919 709