Cornwall-based book publisher TJ Books has complemented its Canon ColorStream 6000 continuous feed inkjet printers with two new ColorStream 8000 devices, helping it to achieve an automated production line and support bespoke services.

The 50-plus year-old company produces high quality books, catalogues and brochures. Acquired in 2018 by co-owners Andy Watts and Andy Adams, the business now employs 146 people and offers a range of services, including self-publishing.

Building on its existing relationship with Canon that began over a decade ago, TJ Books invested in the new ColorStream 8000 Series in a bid to optimise its production workflows and meet changing customer requirements. The web presses, which Canon says combine high production efficiencies and low operational costs, are enabling TJ Books to migrate more of its print work to inkjet, freeing up resources to support its litho operations.

Managing director Andy Watts said, ‘With the new ColorStream devices we’re minimising the need for hands-on support and moving closer and closer to an automated production line. We’re thrilled about this new technology, which has also allowed us to take on larger volumes of work and ensure that like-for-like quality of bespoke work is delivered to customers at speed.’