Emmerson Press has invested in a Horizon CRF-362 creaser/folder from IFS as it looks to streamline its digital print production and support increased flexibility.

Jamie Emmerson, a director of the Kenilworth-based company, explained, ‘We visited Horizon in Germany three years ago to see the Horizon StitchLiner but while we were there the folder-creaser caught our eye. We liked its ability to fold inline which saves time.’

Emmerson had an old B2 creaser but it wasn’t keeping the product square so Mr Emmerson later visited Flexpress to see the alternative system in operation. ‘When I got there the machine needed calibrating because it had hit the million mark,’ he said. ‘It was impressive that they had produced so much work without it needing any attention. It showed me just how reliable it was.

‘It was well built and could run all day. The results were very neat, good quality and completed very quickly. We also liked how easy it was to use. We could see that if we needed to jump on it to produce 100 cards we could do so easily.’

The Horizon CRF-362 creases and folds in one pass a wide range of light and heavy weight stocks, coated or uncoated. Capable of up to ten crease lines on a sheet, it uses an impact scoring technology that eliminates or minimises cracking of the stock or printed image.

Speaking about return on investment, Mr Emmerson concluded, ‘It only needs to save us an hour a day to justify the machine and it is already doing that. We are very happy with it.’