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Princes Press Elevates Book Production with Collator and Stacker





Princes Press has increased collating capacity for perfect binding books with investment in a Horizon VAC-1000A collator and Horizon ST-40 stacker from IFS.

The Kenilworth family business doubled its collation stations to 20 with the addition of the ten station Horizon VAC-1000 collator and Horizon ST-40 high capacity stacker.

Owner Dave Plumb explains: “The collator has helped us with our job workflow and book production management. We have seen an increase in demand for perfect bound books and by adding the new systems we have doubled our capacity. The workload is a lot easier to handle now.”

The Horizon VAC-1000 takes advantage of Horizon’s unique feeding technology and continues the Horizon development concept of ‘high speed’, ‘high performance’ and ‘high quality’. It performs a wide range of applications with flexible but powerful programming and user-friendly operation.

The productivity of the collator has been enhanced by the high-speed, high-quality Horizon ST-40. Any errors are delivered to the built-in reject tray for maximum non-stop operation and a continuously cycling tail jog keeps all sheets well positioned for superior stack quality. Offset stacking for book block separation is another advantage.
“Having the ST40 is like having an extra bin which is another gain,” adds Plumb.

He concludes: “Both systems were a much-needed addition to our bindery. It was a case of having to have them to meet more demanding turnaround times. We are very pleased.”

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