Cheshire based printer and book binder Deanprint has installed England’s first MBO K80 full automatic combination folder. Supplied by Friedheim in the UK and Ireland, the K80 was launched in 2017 and is the most versatile and advanced folder in the MBO arsenal. The K80 joins the four new Baumann Wohlenberg guillotines, Quickbinder and Trim-tec three knife trimmer from Wohlenberg completing a six year upgrade programme.
Kevin Lee, operations director, said: ‘The MBO K80 is a superb machine; it beat the competition due not only to the level of automation, but the slitter shaft cassette. This has been a great hit with the operators. It means make readies are incredibly fast, so we can improve efficiency in the fold area, helping us to improve customer services and turnaround times.’
The new MBO patented slitter shaft cassette on the new range of MBO folders allows the shaft to be slid out, removed and re-installed easily. All the tools and strippers can be adjusted quickly, easily and at minimal strain to the operator. This allows a single operator to reduce set-up times by almost 60% in a multi-up production.
Mitch Ball, sales specialists for Friedheim, stated: ‘Deanprint wasd established in 1890, which means it is as old as we are and shares similar values. It is a company with a reputation for supplying top quality printing and bookbinding services. The only way to maintain that position is to purchase equipment that fulfils that requirement. We’ve provided finishing equipment for its six year long refresh and it has been a pleasure every step of the way.’
The MBO K80 purchase sees the end of a long equipment refresh, which is probably why the site in Stockport, Cheshire, has over 100 items of finishing equipment including other high speed folders, trimmers, sewing machines, a Wohlenberg perfect binder purchased in 2014 and Wiro binding machines, as well as being capable of manufacturing boxes, slip cases, folders and ring binders. A fleet of vehicles transports finished jobs to customers throughout the UK.