The Five Castles Press has invested in a Horizon StitchLiner MKIII to elevate its production capacity following the acquisition of nearby printer.
Robert Burnett, managing director of the Ipswich general commercial printer, explained: ‘We recently bought a local printing company and needed to increase our production to handle the additional workload which included A4 landscape work.’
The long standing IFS customer traded in a Horizon Stitchliner 5500 with four VAC-600 collating towers. Robert said, ‘When we first saw the Horizon StitchLiner 5500 a stand out feature was its ability to collate our flat sheet and eight page signatures for PUR binding. It combined a number of processes quickly and effectively.’
He continued, ‘In 2018 we visited Horizon Germany on one of the VIP visits and had a demonstration of the new Horizon StitchLiner MKIII. We were so amazed by the increased production and its A4 landscape capability that we put it on our shopping list.
‘We investigated the benefits further and, in particular, were delighted by the trade in valuation of the Horizon StitchLiner 5500. It made the decision to upgrade very easy.’
The new book production line joins a Horizon BQ-470PUR with Meler premelter, a Perfecta 92 guillotine for book trimming and a Horizon CRF-362 creaser folder.