Reading based Chroma has enhanced its in-house lamination service with investment in an Intelligent Finishing Systems supplied Foliant Vega 400A laminator and Foliant Multi-functional Inprinting Unit.
Justin Earl, operations director, explained: ‘We already had a hand fed laminator but needed something that could deal with longer run digital work as well as litho, as these jobs were being sent out to a trade finisher.’
The Foliant was chosen following a recommendation from a member of staff that used one in another company and a review of some market alternatives. Justin continued, ‘The Foliant had the right balance of price and performance to meet our requirements. It was the only laminator we looked at that ran at anything like its advertised speed.’
As for the impact it has made he said, ‘Being able to bring longer runs in-house has enabled us to deal with ever decreasing lead times. As a result, we expect return on investment in less than 30 months.’