Abbot Print Ltd is meeting demand for fast turnaround business cards with a self contained production department featuring its new Horizon APC-610 guillotine from IFS.
The guillotine will work alongside a raft of digital presses to complete the high volume of business cards the Luton operation manages.
Celebrating its 100th year anniversary this year, Abbot Print’s core business is duplicate and triplicate books and pads, as well as continuous forms, register sets and specimen bags. Abbot operates Drent, Edelmann, Heidelberg and Ryobi and Timson presses.
Managing Director Alasdair Browne explains more about its latest investment: “We had two business card cutters but they were not always able to handle the volumes we needed. At times we were having to get the work completed by a guillotine in our main bindery. So, we decided to look around for an alternative. We needed something that could complete the volumes.”
The Horizon APC-610 Programmable Paper Cutter features a maximum cutting width of 610mm and a maximum lift height of 100mm. It has easy-to-use touchscreen controls enabling advanced set-up automation through a user-friendly icon-based touchscreen. Its highly polished, chrome-plated work table virtually eliminates paper marking and provides a smooth, friction-free surface for lift travel while its servo-motor driven backgauge assures accurate positioning and repeatability for consistent quality production.
Browne concludes: “We know and trust Horizon and IFS. The guillotine has been running constantly since it went in. It is doing what we need it to.”