Wolverhampton general commercial printer Printworks has enhanced its production capabilities and capacity with investment in a Horizon SPF-200L booklet-maker with twin collating towers from Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS).

The company supplies local and national organisations including the NHS. Established in 1982, it runs Heidelberg MO litho presses and Konica Minolta Bizhub digital presses. 

Managing director Jim Monks explained the investment decision thus: ‘We had a Horizon bookletmaker that we had been running for around 20 years. It had always worked well and was very reliable. It was time to replace it and so we talked to IFS about finding the right system to suit our needs. Because we knew how good Horizon booklet-makers are the SPF-200L booklet-maker was the natural choice.

‘When considering the options we decided twin collating towers would be the best choice because of the number of repeat jobs we have and the fact that they would be made faster by the extra collating capability. We also liked the programmability via the touchscreen set up. We can store our regular jobs which saves us time on make-readies. This makes us more productive and has expanded our capacity.’

The booklet-maker’s impact is already being felt, according to Mr Monks. “It produces jobs quicker which means we can take on more work. As a result, we can look for new opportunities knowing that we have the capacity,’ he confirms.