|Fine Print Makes B2 Folding Investment at IPEX
Commercial printer Fine Print (Stockport) Ltd has chosen a B2 Horizon AFC 566FG folder from Intelligent Finishing Systems to support flexible production. The deal was signed at IPEX 2017.
The Stockport family-run firm with 12 employees was founded by Jack Tilley in 1990. Day-to-day operations are now managed by his sons Lee and Scott. It produces a wide range of commercial print from lea?ets to complex corporate brochures, folders and magazines for a wide range of local and national operations.
Lee explained the reason for the investment: “The Horizon folder was one of a number of things we came to IPEX to look at. We are being asked to do a lot more small format work and wanted a system that was quick to set up and easy to run. The demo went well and that convinced us.”
Scott added: “We were sending this work out and so had to wait for it to be returned. That meant a lead time of a couple of days. Now we will be able to do it in house which will be much faster and also save costs.”
Continues Lee: “We will also be able to manage a wider range of options. It will mean we can handle about 99% of work in house.”
He concluded: “We expect return on investment in two years.”
The Horizon AFC-566FG is an automated super-B2 system equipped with six buckles and cross knife, with two buckles under the cross knife enabling 17 fold patterns. Operation is via a user-friendly, icon-based 10.4” colour touch screen. High performance and space efficient, the Horizon AFC-56 series features advanced automation with high quality folding.