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Citywide gets in the saddle with Horizon

Friday, 14 December 2018
By Jake Nelson

Worthwhile investment: George Efthimiou, Citywide Print.

Sydney digital printer Citywide Print has boosted its production capacity with the addition of a second-hand Horizon SPF-20A saddle-stitcher and FC-20A trimmer, plus two VAC 100 towers, all supplied by Currie Group.

Citywide Print, based in Alexandria, has been in business for about 20 years, and serves a variety of markets, says director George Efthimiou. “We have quite a wide array of customers such as agencies, government bodies, and pharmaceutical to name a few, and have seen large growth in conference printing over the last few years,” he said.

To increase its capacity for saddle-stitched booklets, Citywide recently invested in second-hand Horizon kit from Currie Group, which Efthimiou says was a good decision. “The machine enables us to produce at a speed of 4000 A4 books per hour and up to 84 pages. Our production has increased dramatically for that reason,” he said. “It allows us to collate as well, and setup time is five minutes, compared to 30 minutes to an hour on our previous stitcher – we can program our most common sizes and recall them at the click of a button, which enables quick setup.”

“A lot of customers come to us for our quick turnaround time, and the new stitcher has really helped us push the boundaries even more and enabled us to be more price competitive,” he said.

Efthimiou said Currie Group’s customer service was second to none. “We really got looked after in that regard,” he said. “The machine went in about six weeks ago. It’s been fantastic so far – initially it was challenging learning the new technology, which is quite normal for any new machinery you get these days. Will Currie at Currie Group has been great in providing additional training and technical support during those initial weeks of operations and always checks in on us.”

This is the first time Citywide has purchased kit from Currie Group, and Efthimiou hopes there’ll be many more such purchases to come. “It’s been a worthwhile investment. We are always looking at ways of investing in equipment to keep up with quality, and technology to improve productivity, while providing our customers with the best end product.

“Will gave me great advice on what machine would best suit Citywide Print with our budget in mind, and Currie Group has been fantastic with its customer service,” he said.

One Response to “Citywide gets in the saddle with Horizon”

  1. December 21, 2018 at 6:10 pm,

    said:

    Good to see you in good shape George
    Lifting weights is good for the body and business!
    Good luck with the new purchase

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