PrintedEasy.com has reinvested in Horizon book production technology by replacing its 10 year old StitchLiner 5500 with the latest generation StitchLiner Mark III from Intelligent Finishing Systems.
PrintedEasy.com, the new name for Falkland Press, has expanded rapidly since moving into its Letchworth factory four years ago.
Originally established in 1976, the operation has recently rebranded as Printedeasy.com to reflect its growing online business. It specialises in saddlestitched, perfect bound and wiro bound brochure printing alongside 16 other core products on the www.printedeasy.com website.
From its facility in Hertfordshire, it runs a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106, two B2 HP Indigo 12000s and an HP Indigo 7900, alongside a diverse range of finishing equipment.
The Horizon StitchLiner Mark III replaces a 10 year old StitchLiner 5500. PrintedEasy.com also runs a SPF-200L bookletmaker with a single tower VAC-600.
The next generation Horizon StitchLiner Mark III builds on the hugely successful innovative StitchLiner series. Complete with servo drive technology, the system runs at a maximum speed of 6000 booklets per hour and up to 12,000 booklets per hour with two-up production. It can produce A4 landscape booklets at speeds of up to 5300 booklets per hour.
Equipped with a new large 12.1" HD colour touch screen there is also a quicker and more precise knife movement and variable thickness production as standard with new Hohner 52/8S stitching heads.
John Ellis finishing manager explains, ‘We chose the StitchLiner Mk III to help improve our production and service delivery. We wanted something that would support our ability to meet faster turnaround speeds on jobs and expand our workload capabilities.
He continued, ‘We liked its ease of operation, quicker make ready times and its ability to handle A4 landscape work. We also trust the Horizon brand.’
As for its impact he said, ‘It has helped improved production speeds on stitching and collating jobs.’
He added, ‘We expect to achieve return on investment in three to four years.’
PrintedEasy.com’s new Horizon StitchLiner Mark III in action.