Enveco has chosen to support its expanding book export service with an Horizon BQ-270V from Intelligent Finishing Systems.
The greetings cards envelope specialist’s rapidly growing book production business exports to countries as far and wide as the US, Canada and Australia.
Managing director of the Milton Keynes operation Piyush Shah commented: ‘We started offering books with design led covers 12 months ago and that business has steadily grown which is why we needed the new binder.’
He continued, ‘A year ago we invested in a smart finishing system, an Horizon StitchLiner 6000 with HSF-30s high speed sheet feeder and CF-30 cover feeder. So, when we decided we needed a perfect binder it made sense to talk to IFS. We have a good working relationship with IFS. It is our preferred supplier because of the build quality of the systems and the service and back up it provides.’
As for choosing the single clamp solution he stated: ‘We wanted to start off with the single clamp and then see how the business grows. When we need to we can then upgrade to the four clamp Horizon BQ-470.’
The Horizon BQ-270V single clamp perfect binder offers high quality perfect binding and on-demand production of variable thickness books. The binder 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 colour touch screen, job programming, and a compact configuration.
Piyush continued, ‘It works like a dream. It is easy and fast to set up. All the books we produce can be different and so the variable software that automatically makes ready each book is very useful. It is also highly flexible which ensures production is efficient.’
He added, ‘It is difficult to say what return on investment we expect but we know it will help us win new work. It has been running fine from the moment it was installed. We are very happy.’