Croydon-based Poddsprint has installed a Foliant Mercury 530NG laminator from IFS, allowing it to turn work around faster and to manage longer run jobs.

The family-owned company, which produces smaller digital print using Ricoh technology and wide-format work on HP Latex machinery, says it supports both local businesses and blue chip operations. 

Poddsprint’s Foliant Mercury 530NG is a heavy-duty industrial laminating system designed for processing both digital and litho printed B2+ sheets. It incorporates a Heidelberg suction feeder and a high speed bump separator as standard.

Director Matthew Podd explained the rationale behind this latest investment. ‘We looked at the machine five years ago and decided to go for an alternative,’ he said. ‘But we have had some issues and regretted the decision ever since. We decided enough was enough and revisited the Foliant option.

‘We liked the Foliant because of its build quality, speed and ease of use. It is enabling us to complete the jobs we have better and faster.’

Mr Podd concluded, ‘This is the second machine we have bought from IFS. They are really good to deal with and very helpful. I highly recommend them.’