Newnorth Print is this week putting in a Stahlfolder KH 82, an automated combination machine that will increase its folding capacity and give it the quality and control it needs. It is supplied with the Palamides Alpha 500hd delivery system.
“A job is only complete when it’s finished and so folding accuracy and reliability is critical and is a component in the quality and delivery that marks our company out and keeps our customers loyal,” says Dave Hennessy, production director.
The split between buckle and combination folders is about 60-40% in the UK. The choice depends on the mix of work. The combination folder like the one going into Newnorth Print is popular where the volume of work allows a machine to be dedicated to producing sections. Its smaller footprint, quicker set-up and potentially higher running speeds make the combination machine a winner.
Newnorth Print, which is based in Kempston near Bedford, did review the competition before making its selection and the operators trialled the machine in the Heidelberg showroom and undertook several customer visits.
It is seven years since Newnorth switched from Mitsubishi to Heidelberg press technology and its return for finishing equipment is testament to the faith it has in its supplier and the products and services provided.
Newnorth Print is a general commercial printer servicing both public and commercial organisations and with particular strength in terms of work for institutes and professional bodies, charities and educational institutions. It holds ISO 9001 quality and ISO14001 environmental accreditations and is the holder of the Federation of Small Businesses “Business Innovation” Award.
The Stahlfolder KH 82 is a B1 machine available with round pile, flat pile or pallet feeding. It can handle sheet sizes from 140 x180mm up to 820 x 120mm (128mm with round pile continuous feeding). It is a very popular model in the UK.