At the heart of Ipswich-based printers, Healeys, is its passion for creativity and the commitment to deliver the best design capabilities and highest print quality for its customer base. This may explain the £650,000 investment programme which has concluded with the order of a Horizon BQ-500 iCE Perfect Binder from Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS).

The traditional B2 litho and digital operation has developed long term relationships with creative agencies, property and fine art markets as a result of its dedication to high end design. Ensuring the continued delivery of this was a vital element of the spend.

Healeys managing director, Philip Dodd, explained, ‘There are lots of amazing and different businesses in the industry including the large, production efficient operations and the successful online companies. We operate in the more creative space, offering something a little bit different, taking time to help with advice and guidance. We need to be confident that we can give clients what they want. We also want to be as good as we can be, and the Horizon BQ-500 will help with that. It will ensure we can manage the work from our newest investments and enable us to produce a slightly larger book size. A lot of our work is short run, complex jobs and the binder will perfectly support that.’

As for choosing the Horizon BQ-500 iCE Binder – the next generation of Horizon’s highly successful series of four clamp binders – he says: “It replaced our existing Horizon BQ-470 binder that was 17 years old. That was a great machine and we had very little downtime with it. We also have a StitchLiner Mark III that is five years old. The Horizon systems are robust and just work very very well.’

Healey’s Horizon BQ-500 iCE Binder is equipped with cloud-based iCE LiNK workflow that provides access to an intuitive easy to use dashboard. It reports real time production analysis for improved efficiency and profitability, remote update capabilities and scheduled maintenance resulting in less downtime.

Mr Dodd concluded, ‘We are now catching up after Covid-19. We have been having a strong year with May our best month so far and June shaping up to be good too. We want our technology to be as effective as it can be, and we know we can trust Horizon systems to do just that.’