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Commercial, retail boost for Kall Kwik Birmingham

Kall Kwik Birmingham has paid tribute to its recent investment in a Fastbind Elite XT perfect binder and a Casematic H46PRO casemaker from Ashgate Automation, saying the kit has boosted both commercial and retail business.

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Kall Kwik Birmingham saw the kit in action at a recent industry trade show

The branch has been in operation since 1986 and has customers across Birmingham and beyond.

Mark Eagles, the proprietor of Kall Kwik Birmingham, says the company has been looking to bring short run book making in-house, but required kit that would work with its Canon digital print technology.

“As well as speeding up production, it gives us total control and the opportunity to expand this area of our operation, initially with softback books but in due course with hard cover books as well,” Eagles says, adding: “Previously we glued the text blocks and covers by hand and outsourced longer runs.

As well as speeding up production, it gives us total control and the opportunity to expand this area of our operation, initially with softback books but in due course with hard cover books as well

“The Fastbind equipment also supports our Canon digital printers so that we can take on a wide range of bound books, such as training manuals, student dissertations, log books, presentations and other work from print to finish.”

The Elite XT is a perfect binder that can bind a variety of products, such as both hard and soft cover books as well as pads and lay flat binding, up to SRA3 size.

Eagles adds: “We are still at the learning stage but using the Fastbind kit has already improved our service offering greatly. We are going to have additional training so that all of us can operate the machines, and we are optimistic that this investment will pay for itself in the first year.”

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