Booths Print has completed a transformation into a fully digital printing operation with an investment in a Horizon BQ-270V single-clamp perfect binder from IFS.

The Cornish digital, signage and exhibition printer produces a broad range of products from books, business cards, flyers and letterheads to magazines, fine art brochures, leaflets and catalogues, using Konica Minolta and Kodak digital presses.

Managing director Steven Booth explained the strategy: ‘We have become an all-digital operation to better address the demand for high quality short-run fast turnaround print. We have been working on creating a production environment that can meet daily demand in a highly agile way. And the perfect binder is the last piece in the puzzle to cost effectively produce individual or short-run jobs.

‘We have run larger perfect binding systems, but with different work mix we needed something that was quick to set up and easy to run. The BQ-270V was the ideal solution. It does everything we wanted it to do. We know the Horizon systems are robustly built, reliable, and user friendly. That has meant it was up and running immediately.’

The 500cph Horizon BQ-270V offers perfect binding for on-demand production of variable thickness books. It includes an automated sensor-activated digital calliper system which consistently measures book block thickness and automatically transfers  data to the binder for quick, automated set-up for books of different thicknesses.