Customized Smart-binder installed at Lellyet and
recently developed a highly customized finishing solution for the
US printer Lellyett and Rogers.
Our brief from L & R was to provide an off-line system to make
high quality healthcare booklets comprising a mixture of main
content sheets, pairs of NCR sheets and a cover
sheet. Booklets must be bound using the Smart-binders unique
cold-gluing process. Each personalised booklet contains a different
combination of sheets from the three different feeders, as defined
by 2D codes printed on the sheets.
A matching system is required to ensure integrity of each
booklet. This necessitated the development of a new sheet feed control
system and also Smart-binder modifications to handle the NCR stock
without causing pressure marks. The system was successfully installed
earlier this year and has been used for continual live production
for some months.
video showing the L & R system
from Jeff Simmonds (VP, Client and Technology Integration) L&R,
Nashville TN, USA:
& R (Lellyett and Rogers) is a leading supplier of niche services
to the US healthcare industry. One of our largest clients develops
booklets to facilitate patient intake and education while maintaining
regulatory compliance in the home healthcare industry. To meet our
clients unique needs, we needed to produce booklets with a variable
number of perforated NCR pages that must be processed without marking.
The only supplier able to deliver such a solution was IBIS Bindery
Systems using a special customized Smart-binder SB-3 system
with three separate sheet feeders, one for the guts sheets,
one for the NCR sheets, and one for the cover sheets, all printed
on Canon printers. IBIS was able to modify the Smart-binder to avoid
marking the NCR pages.
The feeding of the three different types of sheets in the correct
sequence for each booklet is controlled by reading a 2D code printed
on each sheet. Booklets containing up to 72 pages are bound using
IBISs patented ISG cold glue binding system which is a higher
quality alternative to conventional wire stapling and produces stronger
and flatter booklets.
We also use the IBIS Smart-binder to produce stacked signatures
(book blocks) which are subsequently loaded into a perfect
binder when thicker books are needed.
The new Smart-binder is in operation 16 hours a day and we have been
impressed with its flexibility, durability and performance. IBIS has
been extremely helpful and professional in creating this special new
system to meet our needs. As our business grows and our finishing
needs increase, we look forward to acquiring a second IBIS Smart-binder"
demonstrates our ability to take specific customer needs and translate
these into unique customized solutions that that are not available
from any other supplier.
For more information about the Smart-binder and its suitability for
your application please contact IBIS
John Cracknell, Managing Director
Mike Donovan, International Sales Manager