PrintedEasy.com has reinvested in Horizon book production technology by replacing its 10-year-old StitchLiner 5500 with the latest generation StitchLiner Mark III from Intelligent Finishing Systems.
PrintedEasy.com, the new name for Falkland Press, has expanded rapidly since moving into its Letchworth factory four years ago.
Originally established in 1976, the operation has recently rebranded as Printedeasy.com to reflect its growing online business. It specialises in saddle stitched, perfect bound and wiro bound brochure printing alongside 16 other core products on the www.printedeasy.com website.
From its 43,000sqft facility in Hertfordshire, it runs a Heidelberg SpeedMaster XL 106, two B2 HP Indigo 12000s and an HP Indigo 7900, alongside a diverse range of finishing equipment.
The Horizon StitchLiner Mark III replaces a 10-year-old StitchLiner 5500. PrintedEasy.com also runs a SPF-200L booklet maker with a single tower VAC-600.
The next-generation Horizon StitchLiner Mark III builds on the hugely successful innovative StitchLiner series. Complete with servo drive technology, the system runs at a maximum speed of 6,000bph and up to 12,000bph with two-up production. It can produce A4 landscape booklets at speeds of up to 5,300bph.
Equipped with a new large 12.1″ HD colour touch screen there is also a quicker and more precise knife movement and variable thickness production as standard with new Hohner 52/8S stitching heads.
John Ellis Finishing Manager explains: “We chose the StitchLiner Mk III to help improve our production and service delivery. We wanted something that would support our ability to meet faster turnaround speeds on jobs and expand our workload capabilities.
He continues: “We liked its ease of operation, quicker make ready times and its ability to handle A4 landscape work. We also trust the Horizon brand.”
As for its impact he says: “It has helped improved production speeds on stitching and collating jobs.” He adds: “We expect to achieve return on investment in three to four years.”
IFS and PrintedEasy.com have worked together for more than 11 years and Ellis adds: “We are very happy with their support and service.”