Australia’s Momento Pro installs ODM’s Super Sewer

Geoff Hunt, managing director, Momento Pro, and Kevin Dyrasm, the Currie Group, the Australian distributor for ODM

Momento Pro, the Australian pro-quality photo book producer, has upgraded their bindery department with the world’s first installation of the ODM Super Sewer XXL.

Momento Pro produce hard back case-bound photo books in the traditional manner using a sewing machine to side-sew book blocks prior to drawing on the cover. The sewing process was done on an ODM Super Sewer. Since the launching of a new wide-format photo book meant the book had to be sewn by hand using a paper drill and a manual sewing machine. Working closely with Momento Pro, ODM designed and developed the XXL machine, which was installed in November 2011. A few modifications were made after the installation to accommodate some unique photo paper stocks. The speed and accuracy of the Super Sewer XXL has exceeded expectations. Momento Pro has taking advantage of the larger format producing both A3 landscape and portrait formats up to 1-inch (25 mm) thick. Prior to installation of the XXL, these books would have been drilled and sewn by hand.

One-inch book block