Les Entreprises Lamcoil Inc. of Laval, Quebec, boosted its finishing department with the addition of three Standard Horizon finishing systems, including a StitchLiner 5500 saddle-stitcher, a AFC-566FG automated folder, and a BQ-280 PUR perfect binder.
Lamcoil, which began operating in 1995, specializes in offset and digital print finishing. The company provides services like lamination, die-cutting, gluing, die-making and now short-run PUR perfect binding, short-run saddle-stitching and folding services.
The range of new equipment from Standard Horizon was purchased through KBR Graphics, which is to also provide support for the equipment. This new round of equipment for Lamcoil follows its late-2013 purchase of a Standard Horizon CRF-362 creaser and folder, which was also acquired through KBR Graphics.
“With the addition of these new automated machines, we [can] now provide a combination of speed and flexibility, which will enable us to provide shorter time delays for our customers while still delivering on the quality that they have come to expect,” stated Patrick L'Écuyer, President at Lamcoil.
The Standard Horizon StitchLiner 5500 saddle-stitcher, designed for flat-sheet collating of short to long production runs, runs at up to 11,000 two-up booklets an hour. A 4-page signature concept scores and then folds, explains KBR Graphics, thus eliminating the time-consuming intermediate folding process required for 8- and 16-page formats. The device, with inline three-knife trimming, delivers stitching on booklets up to 10-mm thick.
The Standard Horizon AFC-566FG automated floor model folder is equipped with six fold plates, allowing for a wide variety of fold patterns, runs at speeds of up to 42,000 sheets per hour.
The Standard Horizon BQ-280PUR perfect binder is a single-clamp PUR system with speeds of up to 400 books per hour. It is described as being well suited for the production of digitally printed books, personalized photo books, smaller sample runs, and other ultra short-run work. It also includes an automated, sensor-activated digital caliper system for consistent measurement of book block thickness. It allows for producing an extended spine length up to 15.5 inches.