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CMYKhub upgrades its digital finishing

Tuesday, 27 February 2018
By Jake Nelson

Shannon Nankervis, CMYKhub, with the new Horizon Mark III StitchLiner.

CMYKhub has installed a new Horizon StitchLiner Mark III from Currie Group into its plant at Heidelberg West, Victoria, as part of a push to improve its digital book finishing capabilities across the eastern seaboard.

Shannon Nankervis, digital manager at CMYKhub, told Print21 that the company consolidated and updated its equipment in Melbourne and Sydney, and moved some machines to Brisbane. “With the support of Currie Group, we were able to review our current layout, and decide where to upgrade and where to relocate. As a result, our ability to now service clients for short run books in each state has significantly improved,” said Nankervis.

One of the new machines, a Horizon StitchLiner Mark III, allowed CMYKhub to roll its digital book finishing and collating into one machine. “The improvements to make-ready on our perfect binder also made this compelling. With the StitchLiner, the skill sets are reduced when machines consolidate, which allows understanding of maximum machine parameters, increasing product types for our customers.

“Honestly this is the machine we have been waiting for since our B2-sized HP Indigo press was installed,” he added.

Bernie Robinson.

Bernie Robinson, managing director of Currie Group, said the next-generation StitchLiner Mark III, which was launched at PacPrint last year, features improved production efficiencies and functionalities. “You’re getting a higher-quality booklet sheet job. Scoring and fold, wire length adjustment, booklet folding and trim are all improved in accuracy,” he said.

This is CMYKhub’s second Horizon StitchLiner – the company has owned an original 5500 for eight years, and the new Mark III was installed shortly before Christmas. “CMYKhub is very happy with it, and we’re very happy to have them as one of our major Horizon finishing customers,” said Robinson.

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