News about IBIS Integrated Bindery Systems

News archive, from 2008 and earlier

December 2008 News bulletin: Nine critical steps when selecting a digital print finishing system

The IBIS Smart-binder system was developed specifically for producing books/ booklets from digitally printed sheets . Smart-binder models SB-1 or SB-2 produce only saddle wire-stitched booklets. The SB- 3 provides the choice of traditional saddle-stitched or saddle cold-glued books (cold gluing is becoming the preferred method due to increased book strength...MORE

November 2008 News bulletin: Digital continues to grow at Graph Expo

For those of you observing the growth of the Oce, Xerox, HP, Kodak, and IBM (Infoprint Solutions) booths at Graph Expo over the years, it·s official . Digital print technology accounted for 55% of the floor space at this year's show, displacing offset as the ·key· print technology...MORE

October 2008 News bulletin: IBIS at Graph Expo 2008

Were pleased to announce that two IBIS Smart-binders will be exhibited at Graph Expo 2008 in Chicago, USA.
IBIS partners, CP Bourg and Océ are showing Smart-binder products on their booths, one running in-line and the other near-line..MORE

September 2008 News bulletin: IBIS move to new larger Headquarters

We are pleased to announce that our long awaited company move is now complete. The IBIS team is now settled into our new larger premises at:-9, The Gateway Centre, High Wycombe,HP12 3SU, UK...MORE

Printweek article 2008

Printweek magazine published an editorial article on the IBIS Smart-binder.

July 2008 News bulletin: IBIS at Drupa 2008

A Smart-binder SB-3 was exhibited at Drupa 2008 connected in line with a new Xerox CF1300 (Sedona) digital web printer and Hunkeler CS6 cutter on the Xerox stand. The demonstration both showed the system with the Smart-binder ...MORE

June 2008 News bulletin: IBIS Custom solutions based on Engineering excellence

We are frequently discussing specifications for new projects and equipment customisation. Although you may know us only for our standard Smart-binder product range, behind this is a large amount of engineering and product application experience (based at our UK head office) in providing special binding solutions...MORE

May 2008 News bulletin: Repeat orders

A number of our customers in the USA who have been using IBIS equipment have recently installed additional Smart-binder machines in order to increase their finishing capacity.
Example 1...O'Neil Data Systems Inc.. MORE

April 2008 News bulletin: Combined in-line saddle-stitching and perfect binding

Some of our customers have a requirement to produce both stitched and perfect bound books in-line with high performance digital printers. The IBIS Smart-binder can be configured to achieve this in two different ways:
Case study 1...MORE

February 2008 News bulletin: Full Marks to IBIS

The production of examination booklets using digital printers is increasing. Examination papers must be bound so as to maintain integrity and security. The examination authorities insist that booklets are made to their exact specification, including correct questions, page-sequence, and in some cases individual personalisation...MORE

February 2008 News bulletin: IBIS at On Demand show

The IBIS Smart-binder SB-3 will be shown on C.P. Bourg's booth 1249 at Boston's On Demand Exhibition, March 3 · 6
At On Demand we will also be celebrating the manufacture of IBIS's 100th IBIS digital print finishing system...MORE

January 2008 News bulletin: IBIS completes a successful 2007

I am delighted to report a successful 2007 business year . We increased our Smart-binder system sales to a record level during the last 12 months, and opened up new territories for installations around the world. We doubled our Smart-binder manufacturing output...MORE

Our new office February 2008

During Feb. 2008 we moved into our new office headquarters at: 9, The Gateway Centre, Coronation Road, High Wycombe, HP12 3SU, UK (which will include a new Smart-Binder showroom and test facility).

On Demand, 4 - 6th March 2008

We exhibited a Smart-Binder on the CP Bourg stand at the 'On Demand' show in Boston, USA from 4-6th March 2008

IGAS 2007

IBIS sales partner Sakata Inx. in Japan, exhibited at the Tokyo exhibition...They demonstrated an off-line Smart-binder SB-3 producing personalised visitor guides to the show. Visitors entered information on-line that they required for their visit, and the tour guides were printed automatically. The booklet was finished on the Smart-binder and page content varied on-the-run (under bar-code control) between 12 and 20 pages. Each booklet included a tear-out visitor inquiry sheet which was perforated on the IBIS Smart-binder using the new DMP 100 dynamic perforation option.

Graph Expo, 2007

IBIS assisted sales partner CP Bourg Inc. to demonstrate an off-line Smart-binder SB-3 producing wire stitched (and/or cold glued) notebooks with a separately-fed cover and varying page extent. The Smart-binder was also fitted with the IBIS unique ISG (individual Sheet Gluing) system. pdf newsletter (176KB)

On Demand, April 2007

IBIS exhibited the Smart-binder at the AIIM On Demand Expo, Boston, MA, during April 2007. Two Smart-binders were shown, one with our partner Océ and one with our partner C.P.Bourg. For more information contact IBIS

Graphexpo, October 2006

The IBIS Smart-binder was exhibited at Graphexpo, McCormick Place, Chicago, IL.
The Smart-binder was shown in conjunction with our partner Océ Printing Systems. For more information about Océ, got to

On Demand and Grafitalia, May 2006

The IBIS Smart-binder was exhibited at both Grafitalia in Milan, Italy, and the AIIM On-Demand Exposition (part of the world's leading Digital Printing Conference) in Philadelphia, PA, USA
At Grafitalia the Smart-binder was fed from a pre-printed roll using Kern unwinder and web cutting equipment. For more information about Kern go to At On-Demand the Smart-binder was shown as part of an inline system in connection with a Delphax 2000 page/minute printer and running 35lb offset (50 gram) paper. For more information on Delphax go to

IPEX, April 2006:

Three IBIS Smart-binder systems were shown at IPEX 2006 in the UK during April, in connection with Xerox ( , Delphax ( and Xeikon ( printers.
Two of these Smart-binder systems were shown with the new IBIS 'SCF' providing an automatic interface to a Bourg adhesive binder. This interface allows the SB-4 system to produce thick adhesive bound books in-line automatically, as well as thinner saddlebound (glued or wire stitched) booklets.

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Digital Print Finishing System
Selecting a digital print finishing system
IBIS at Graph Expo 2008
IBIS at Graph Expo 2008
IBIS Smart-binder
IBIS Smart-binder
IBIS new headquarters
IBIS new headquarters
Smart-binder at Drupa 2008
Smart-binder at Drupa 2008
IBIS repeat orders
IBIS repeat orders
IBIS Smart-binder SB-4
Smart-binder SB-4
Igas 2007, off-line Smart-binder SB-3
Igas 2007, off-line Smart-binder SB-3
Graph Expo 2007, off-line Smart-binder SB-3
Graph Expo 2007, off-line Smart-binder SB-3
IBIS Smart-binder at Graph Expo 2006
IBIS Smart-binder at Graph Expo 2006
Smart-binder and Delphax printer
Smart-binder and Delphax printer
IBIS SCF interface
The new IBIS SCF interface