Podds Print has installed a Horizon BQ-270V single clamp perfect binder, supplied by IFS. The Surrey-based company says the investment has ‘enhanced its flexible and responsive service delivery.’

‘The addition of perfect binding completes our binding services,’ said managing director David Podd. ‘It also now means we are able to confidently take on work for high quality perfect bound books. We can be more responsive and we know the quality is there.’

Podds Print is a family owned company celebrating 70 years in business this year. Its new 500cph Horizon BQ-270V single-clamp perfect binder includes an automated, sensor-activated digital caliper system which consistently measures book block thickness and automatically transfers this data to the binder for quick, automated set-up for books of different thicknesses. It also features a large 10.4 inch intelligent colour touchscreen.

‘We originally looked at the smaller Horizon BQ160 but soon realised the Horizon BQ270 was more suited to the kind of work we would be managing inhouse,’ explained Mr Podd. ‘We did also look at other systems on the market but liked the ease of set up on the BQ270 and we were confident that it could do what we wanted it to do. It went in very well and we are very happy with how it is running.

‘It was something we needed and it will help us grow that side of the business.’