Leading Suffolk general commercial printer Fuller Davies Printing & Mailing Ltd has invested in a Horizon BQ270V single clamp perfect binder to support new and existing business.
The commercial printing and mailing company produces high-end catalogues and brochures. It runs a B1 Heidelberg litho press with InPress Control and a Kodak NexPress digital press with long sheet and special finishes capability.
Managing Director Neil Stones explains the investment: “We have been considering bringing perfect binding inhouse for a while. After analysing our run lengths, we found our average binding run was 2,000 or below so the timing felt right. We wanted an easy-to-use, quality binder that would give us the ability to turn perfect binding jobs around quickly. The BQ270V helps us to do just that.”
He continues: “After attending various demonstrations and comparing what was on the market we settled on Horizon, through IFS. Horizon is a highly respected manufacturer of quality equipment and talking to other users confirmed our feelings that this was the best option. We liked its simplicity and user-friendly operation. The cover feeder and scorer were a must too. It has cutting-edge glue technology and is also quick to start up and shut down which saves a lot of time.”
As for the impact the system is making Stones says: “Being able to produce perfect binding inhouse easily has made our production more efficient and meant we can be more responsive. We have a couple of team members who are familiar with Horizon binders already and others are already very confident and really pleased with how well it runs.”
Fuller Davies Printing & Mailing Ltd has also reported increased sales and now has greater confidence to invest in its future.
Its 500cph Horizon BQ-270V single-clamp perfect binder offers high-quality perfect binding and on-demand production of variable thickness books.
It includes an automated, sensor-activated digital caliper system which consistently measures book block thickness and automatically transfers this data to the binder for quick, automated set-up for books of different thicknesses. It features a large 10.4″ intelligent color touch-screen, job programming, and a compact configuration.