PJ Print enhances perfect binding

binding machine
Perkins: "The quality of the bind has improved ten-fold"

General commercial printer PJ Print has taken on a Horizon BQ-270V single-clamp perfect binder to update its binding capabilities.

Supplied by Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS), the device was installed at the Ipswich firm’s site in December and replaced an existing aging Horizon binder.

Managing director Ben Perkins said: “It was time to replace the system we had. The choice was straight forward as we are very used to Horizon systems. As well as the binder we were updating we also have a StitchLiner, folder and a creaser. There was no need to look at what else was on the market.

“We like Horizon because the build quality of the systems is good, and they are easy to use. The BQ-270V went straight in and is running very well. The quality of the bind has improved ten-fold and that is exactly what we were expecting.”

The 500cph BQ-270V offers high-quality perfect binding and on-demand production of variable thickness books.

It includes an automated, sensor-activated digital caliper system which consistently measures book block thickness and automatically transfers this data to the binder for quick, automated set-up for books of different thicknesses.

The kit will handle litho print from PJ Print’s four-colour Komori Lithrone S429 H-UV press and digital print from a Ricoh Pro C7200.

Seven staff work at the £1m-turnover business.