SF Taylor has increased booklet production format flexibility, capacity and productivity with the installation of a fully-specced DBM-600 Booklet System from Duplo.

The Stockport-based firm describes itself as print management company, combining internal manufacturing with complementary ‘supply partners’ to cover a wide range of products. The vast majority of its work comes from the NHS and the press fleet includes a Xerox Versant 4100 that arrived shortly before the Duplo equipment in January 2022, plus several other Xerox toner machines, including Iridesse and Nuvera models, in addition to a Koenig & Bauer Rapida 75 offset press and various B3 GTOs.

The new Duplo equipment was bought as part of a continuous investment strategy and in response to an increase in print capacity. Managing director Simon Young explained, ‘The new 600 system is much more efficient and frees up more of our operators due to the increased automation with its new intuitive PC control system. Our people are very familiar with the Duplo systems, so the installation took a single day, with another day and half to train seven of our technical operators – they took to it incredibly well.

‘With the new Booklet System we can now do A6-A8 landscape booklets which is a key feature we needed; also it can take a wider variety of stocks with the new intelligent towers with deeper bins. We’re also looking forward to really pushing the boundaries on the booklet system as it’s much more robust and the set up times have been drastically reduced allowing us to process more jobs in a much shorter period.’

The DBM-600 Booklet System joins a Duplo iSaddle purchased in 2014 at one of Duplo’s Northern Lights events and replaces a 500 Booklet System. Mr Young added, ‘The new machines support our existing customers’ and our continual growth in our sector and allows high-capacity feeding, stacking, and finishing for coated and uncoated papers, bright papers, labels, business cards, glossy brochures, window decals, durable/synthetic papers, greeting cards, tabs, embossed, polyesters and custom solutions.’