customers often require a solution to meet their specific book finishing
needs. Many of the IBIS Smart-binders that we supply are therefore
especially modified, or include additional special features, to
give maximum customer benefit.
We are also often asked to provide complete finishing systems.
To do this we research machine modules available from recognised
international manufacturers that can provide additional functions.
We evaluate the best modules for the specific customer application,
purchase these modules and interface them together. The complete
customized system is fully tested at IBIS UK before
installation at our customer site.
We have become experts in translating our customers book finishing
needs into innovative solutions and we are committed to providing
you with the optimum finishing solution, tailored exactly to your
Here are some Case Study examples of actual IBIS custom
New Design Modules: Case study example 1 (for New Zealand)
A printer in New Zealand needed to add a center insert as well
as an outer cover to saddle-bound exam papers. These had to be produced
in-line with a high speed web printer but also off-line from a sheet
pile feeder. IBIS delivered a solution which included a number of
special new options. A new-design sheet pile feeder SB-097 allows
easy off-line operation, in addition running in-line with the web
printer. This feeder includes a bridge conveyor to transport
sheets over the feeder when running in-line from the printer. A
cover feeder is fitted and an additional feeder is also provided
to place an insert sheet in the center of the booklet. Gaps in the
sheet stream are automatically created by a new SBS-100 sheet buffer
module, into which the center-inserts are fed. The system produces
sets of personalized exam paper documents which are polythene wrapped
for security reasons.
Customized Solution: Case study example 2 (for Italy)
A customer in Italy required a system to produce both saddle-stitched
booklets and perfect bound books with automatic switching between
the two types of book. We provided a new design sheet divert module
to either direct sheets to the Saddle-binder or to the Perfect binder.
This is done on-the-run under automatic bar-code control. The system
included a customized conveyor system perfect binding and book trimming.
Customized Solution: Case Study example 3 (for USA)
This USA customer needed to produce perfect bound books in-line
with a cut-sheet printer and required automatic changes between
different book format sizes. This was achieved firstly by automatically
switching on or off the sheet rotator and
the second folder. Signatures are collected automatically and fed
into the binder clamp. Books are trimmed to required final size
by the book trimmer (variable trim-off).
we supply modules from other manufacturers we take responsibility
for installing the complete system at the customer site and provide
training for all modules, as well as commissioning and post installation
If you require a customized solution for digital print finishing
then we look forward to hearing from you (+44 1494 561950 or John.Cracknell@ibis-bindery.com)
John Cracknell, Managing Director
IBIS Bindery Systems UK