Bristol-based communications specialist Latcham Direct has bought its second iSaddle PRO from Duplo International.

The bookletmaker, which was installed in mid-October, caps off a £1 million investment for Latcham, which also installed a Canon Oce VarioPrint i300 and an imagePress C850 earlier this year. 

‘Our current iSaddle is used to produce very high quality, highly personalised booklets for different customers – we’ve seen an increase in demand for this exact product,’ said Latcham managing director Mike Hughes. ‘The growth of our personalised membership and policy booklet jobs was the reason why we chose another iSaddle PRO and it meets this requirement perfectly. It’s a robust and a really high-quality bookletmaker packed with automation – the in-line barcode scanning is a major selling point for us as it can read every single page, sort and collate variable pages in books and verify on the fly.’

‘I’ve known the Latchem Direct team for years, and we’ve always had a great relationship,’ added Jason Davies, Duplo’s regional sales manager. ‘After lots of testing and demos we ticked all the boxes so to make sure the iSaddle Pro was the right machine for the jobs that they needed, the flexibility, build quality and the automation were all key factors. They’re a company who really know exactly where they want to be in the coming years and have bought the kit to carry them through.’