Kall Kwik has upgraded its booklet-making capabilities, investing in a Kasfold 5000HCS short run bookletmaker from Ashgate, specifically designed for the digital print market. 

‘We bought our previous booklet maker in January 1996 and, as booklet making is central to our offering, it served us very well indeed for over 25 years,’ said director Joy Gledhill. ‘One of the benefits of the new booklet maker is its 5000 staple cassette, which saves us time in changing over cassettes. It also improves our productivity. Another benefit is that it can corner as well as edge staple A4 sets, which our previous machine could not do.’

The KF5000HCS produces A4, A5 and A6 finished size booklets up to 25 sheets and a cover. It takes A5 to SRA3 sheet sizes. Each collated set is fed into the booklet maker by hand, the machine takes over and the set is jogged from both sides, stapled and folded. The HCS staple heads produce a pro-clench flat clenched staple finish. Optional front edge trimmer and also online squarefold units are available. 

‘We have a wide range of customers including public services, schools, large and smaller local companies and the public,’ Ms Gledhill concluded. ‘Our aim is to print on our Konica AccurioPress C3080 and Xerox Versant 80 digital printers and finish high quality booklets as fast as possible to meet the delivery requirements of our clients. One of our major clients requires a wide variety of booklets and we can easily adjust the sizes.’