Dumfries general commercial printer Alba Printers has enhanced its flexible finishing production with investment in a highly automated Horizon SPF-200L bookletmaker and two VAC-1000 tower collators from IFS.
John Currie, managing director, explains: “The time had come to replace our aging existing bookletmaker. We chose the Horizon SPF-200L for the flexibility of work it can produce and its ability to produce A4 landscape booklets.”
He continues: “I viewed the Horizon SPF 200L at a trade show and was impressed with its capabilities over our existing system.”
“The new installation will provide efficiency savings through quicker turnaround times,” adds John. “It also means we can retain all bookletmaking inhouse to make time and cost savings.”
The 4,500bph Horizon SPF-200L combines stitching and folding with the ability to feed A4 landscape sheets up to 640mm in length. JDF-ready, it offers instant set-ups via a large icon-based colour touchscreen for user-friendly operation. The screen can be used for on-the-run fine tune adjustments as well as the storage and recall of up to 200 jobs.
As for working with IFS John says: “IFS, from initial inquiry through the installation and final training, were very professional to work with.”