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Clays upgrades with IFS

Book printer Clays has invested in a Petratto Cordoba heavy duty folder gluer from Intelligent Finishing Systems to enhance its bindery service offering.

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(L to R) Paul Bullen, general manager Cat lays with Diego Casagrande, sales and product manager at Petratto, with the new machine

The Cordoba uses a matrix system to crease substrates prior to folding, incorporating a traditional folding section with a knife and matrix creasing unit.

The machine has the ability to crease a wide range of substrates from 80gsm to 600gsm, including boards or plastics, lamination, cross grain and digital print. In addition it can fold substrates from 140gsm to 600gsm.

Paul Bullen, general manager at Clays, explains how the machine will help the company improve production: “We needed a system that could fold and glue two-up. We were outsourcing the work but our suppliers could only produce one-up. Two-up is much more efficient and we wanted to start completing more jobs that way.

“We liked the fact that it easily manages short runs too – from 100 to 100,000. The best thing about it is its fast change over. Other systems glue and plough fold and that can take up to an hour to change jobs on. This is much faster.”

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