Elanders has streamlined digital production and smoothed out workflow bottlenecks with investment in a perfect binding line from Intelligent Finishing Systems.
The Newcastle litho and digital print specialist has invested in a Horizon BQ-480 four clamp perfect binder and a Horizon HT-80 three-knife trimmer. Working in line the systems will complete fast turnaround short run digital work produced by three HP Indigos and some overspill work from the firm’s four Heidelberg offset presses.
Production manager David Lewis said, ‘We were managing an increasing amount of short run jobs and needed to invest in more perfect binding capabilities to meet our customer demands. We had two Horizon BQ-270s single clamp perfect binders and decided to replace one with the BQ-480.
‘We know how the Horizon systems run so it was an ideal solution to introduce. We just needed something to help us increase our ability to match the rise in volume of work.’
He continued, ‘We can complete our digital jobs much faster which means they can be finished efficiently and go straight out the door to the client. There is no need to move work around the plant and that saves us time and money. There is also a reduced need for overtime, and it has given us breathing space in scheduling. It has even increased our production capacity which would not have been possible before.’