Revolution x Neopost
Neopost solutions feeding the short-run fast turnaround Revolution with a new Multigraph CP-375Duo.
The guys at Revolution Print in Ballarat have always aimed to stand out from the crowd. The name Revolution is another word for rebellion, and it would appear the business has rebelled against the status quo with its swift take-up of new technology and trends, charting new territory and leaving competitors in the dust.
It was 18 months ago that Revolution Print installed the Multigraf Touchline CP-375Duo + TF-375 creaser, perforator and folder supplied by Neopost.
According to Neopost, time perforation in both directions is one of the key features of the Touchline CP375Duo. Due to the exibility of the system of having interchangeable tools, the CP375Duo can be converted from a creasing and bi-directional perforating system into a positive and negative creaser or vice versa within no time. In conjunction with the inline folding machine, the Touchline TF375, the CP375Duo is able to produce even more complex jobs; time perforation in both directions, creasing and folding all in a single pass at 5000sph.
The Multigraf CP-375Duo creasing, perforation and folding systems are engineered and manufactured in Switzerland. Neopost says they are built with high precision and with the vision of increasing productivity and efficiency for their users. The intuitive touch screen allows novices to operate the system with ease.
Having one system to do four different operations, crease, perforation, time perforation and folding, in a single pass saves time, space and money for printers, all key benefits of the CP-375Duo. Adding to the fact that the system can handle up to 400gsm stock is a major positive as it opens the door for our customers to increase their customer offering.
Director John Schreenan says the business purchased the Multigraf to handle an influx of digital print jobs.
“We brought in the Multigraf because so much of our work is short run, fast turnaround and a lot of the employees we are bringing on have not been in the industry for long. The Multigraph machine is easy to use, it was not a massive learning curve for our staff and so far it has been very reliable,” Schreenan says.
Formerly known as King Print, the business underwent a revitalisation ‘to freshen up the brand’ a year ago and shed its image as a traditional Ballarat printer to become Revolution Print.
Since the rebranding, its digital service now makes up 60 per cent of all jobs, which the Multigraf is helping with. “Digital is growing which entails smaller jobs with a faster turnaround and that is where the Multigraf is helping us the most,” Schreenan says. “With our online website we offer next day turnaround, so if we know we can get the job through the printer quick, then the trick after that is getting the job trimmed, folded and scored quick. That is where the Multigraf comes in really handy, when you are doing lots of little jobs it is perfect.” Schreenan describes Revolution as a bespoke printer excelling in perfect bound, short-run booklets. But it prides itself in being capable of producing a full gamut of jobs. Since being installed 18 months ago, the Multigraf has been put to use for small jobs ranging from A4 to A6 size which require scoring.
Schreenan says, “It just ticked all the boxes for us because we wanted a basic folding machine with smart perforating. Also a key thing we were looking for was a machine which could score and fold in one pass, which was probably the main reason we purchased the Multigraf.”
Sourced: Australian Printer Magazine, August 2016
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