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Pureprint Group invests in new stitching equipment

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Pureprint Group has invested in new stitching lines to increase productivity and production levels. The new machines have already provided the business with a significant uplift in production which is only expected to continue.

The Horizon StitchLiner Mark III, installed by IFS, comes with a bleed creaser and a Horizon HOF-400 high speed feeder. The machine was brought in to replace an older bookletmaker and to give Pureprint an uplift of 150% in production. Levels have already surpassed predictions, reaching 200% so far.

In addition, a Muller Martini Primera high speed stitcher was installed in June to replace a Muller Martini Bravo. Running at 14000 cycles an hour, Pureprint is already benefitting from a 125% increase in productivity. Fitted with a cover feeder, ASIR pro camera system and a fully automatic stacker, Pureprint has also added an easy drum stitching wire system and a child friendly stitching option. This complements the businesses growing demand for children’s books and enhances their market offering, by bending the staples inwards so children can’t cut their fingers.

These investments further enhance the company’s in-house offering by providing faster, more productive, and more efficient production rates. Overall speed to market has improved, giving clients a faster turnaround time, which is key for the business.

Craig Berresford, manufacturing director at Pureprint Group, said: ‘Our new Horizon StitchLiner Mark III has been a fantastic success with the machine running on a 24 hour continental shift pattern. It has helped us to fulfil our general commercial work and has increased our capacity in web to print work. The Muller Martini Primera has improved our productivity rates dramatically, in turn increasing our speed to market for clients.’


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