Bourne End’s Colourpoint is the latest commercial printer to invest in a Foliant Taurus with a Foliant Multi-functional Inprinting Unit for foiling from Intelligent Finishing Systems.
Design agencies account for around 80% of the work produced by the ISO 9001 and ISO 14001 accredited operation that offers both litho and digital print. The remainder is for corporate end users.
‘We had an older lamination system and it was time to upgrade,’ explained Colourpoint director Karl Hnat. ‘We reviewed the options on the market and we liked the Foliant for a number of reasons. It is robustly built, can handle a wide range of substrates and is easy to run. It fitted the bill.’
He continued, ‘We looked at the machine at various trade shows, tested it in the IFS demonstration suite and saw it running at another printer which is producing quality work similar to us.’
He continued, ‘We were regularly sending work out to be laminated. We have reduced that now so it has started paying for itself. People want work completed faster and faster, sometimes next day is not enough. It helps us offer a more responsive service.’
The Foliant Taurus 530 NG features a rising pile back separation stream feeder and a suction paper feed head. Its compact design incorporates feeder, laminator, and a sheet separator in a single construction.
Colourpoint is going to build into its service delivery foiling from the Foliant Multi-functional Inprinting Unit. It makes foiling and spot varnish fast and affordable for short run and personalised print. It transforms output by applying foil or varnish to a pre-printed black toner. The sheet can then be reprinted mono or four colour. It runs a wide range of colours including gold, silver, red and green and a clear gloss for spot varnish.
Karl concluded,‘We have traditional foiling capabilities, but the foiling unit allows us to offer cost effective digital foiling on fast turnaround short runs. We can respond to what customers want.’