Fine Print (Stockport) Ltd has chosen a B2 Horizon AFC 566FG folder from Intelligent Finishing Systems to support flexible production. The deal was signed at Ipex 2017.
The Stockport family run firm was founded by Jack Tilley in 1990. Day to day operations are now managed by his sons Lee and Scott. The company produces a wide range of commercial print from leaﬂets to complex corporate brochures, folders and magazines for a wide range of local and national operations.
Lee explained the reason for the investment: ‘The Horizon folder was one of a number of things we came to Ipex to look at. We are being asked to do a lot more small format work and wanted a system that was quick to set up and easy to run. The demo went well and that convinced us.’
Scott added, ‘We were sending this work out and so had to wait for it to be returned. That meant a lead time of a couple of days. Now we will be able to do it in-house which will be much faster and also save costs.’
Lee continued, ‘We will also be able to manage a wider range of options. It will mean we can handle about 99% of work in house. We expect return on investment in two years.’
The Horizon AFC-566FG is an automated system equipped with six buckles and cross knife, with two buckles under the cross knife enabling 17 fold patterns. Operation is via a user friendly, icon based 10.4” colour touch screen. High performance and space efficient, the Horizon AFC-56 series features advanced automation with high quality folding.
Pictured left to right: Scott Tilley and Lee Tilley from Fine Print (Stockport), with Gary Monaghan, IFS sales.