Friday, 25 February 2011

Ideal Print finishing article in Print Week

Ideal ramps up capacity with 'million-sheet-a-day' wire binding auto punchBy Jerome Butcher Thursday, 24 February 2011

Ideal Finishing has invested in its first automatic punch in a bid to increase capacity.

The company, which started in January last year, installed a refurbished James Burn Lhermite auto punch, and a RileCart TP480 binding machine supplied by Binding Store earlier this month.

Ideal Finishing managing director Paul Forrester said: "We made these investments to increase capacity and to produce more on a daily basis. At full speed, it can punch a million sheets a day."

The finishing house has expanded over the past 13 months and currently turns over £500,000 a year, according to Forrester.

Ideal Finishing has moved from a 139sqm facility where it employed three staff to operating a 465sqm site. It now employs 11 production staff.

Forrester said the company would be making future investments and was looking to buy at least one other auto punch, similar to the James Burn Lhermite, and another Moby 500 binder.

"The new ones do look interesting but the older ones are more robust. We’re looking down the second-hand route rather than new." he added.

Ideal Finishing, which was started by Forrester and fellow director Chris Carden, installed a 10/20 station Duplex A3/A4 collator from collating machine supplier Col-Tec Solutions

Monday, 14 February 2011

Horizon SPF-7 Booklet makers UNDER 1/2 Price

Binding Store are pleased to be able to offer a very limited supply of the Horizon SPF-7 Booklet Maker. This machine is the ideal solution for short run, on-demand digital booklet making.

The Horizon SPF-7 is very user friendly- Simply insert your printed and collated sheets in and stitched booklets are neatly stacked in the delivery tray. It can also be used for folding only or top stitching making it a very versatile booklet maker.

It accepts formats from A3 rite down to B6. Job selection and other settings can be done with simple push button operations.

Simple operation! The operator simply inserts printed sheets and then booklets will be produced.
Compact design! Suitable for On Demand environment which requires short-run bookletmaking.
Performs bookletmaking, top-stitching, and folding only job.
Accepts from A3 to B6 formats.
2,000 staples in a cartridge for minimum refilling of staples.
Equipped with the resettable counter.