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FuturePrint streamlines ops with Horizon folder creaser

FuturePrint factory manager Jedd Wrighting with the Horizon CRF-362
FuturePrint factory manager Jedd Wrighting with the Horizon CRF-362

FuturePrint has taken on a Horizon CRF-362 folder creaser to ensure its operations remain smooth and streamlined.

Supplied by Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) and installed in December, the device has joined a Horizon SPF-200L bookletmaker and Petratto folder gluer, also from IFS, at the Northampton commercial printer.

Darren Wrighting, managing director of the third generation family-run business, said: “It was a straight replacement for a creaser folder we already had. That was something we had replaced 18 months before, but it was not as good as our previous one. We needed a solution that would complete the work as smoothly as possible.”

Wrighting was impressed with the build and quality of the company’s existing kit from IFS and, when he spoke to the supplier about the options for his latest investment, he made the decision to purchase immediately.

“I didn’t even look at the Horizon CRF-362 folder creaser. We were told what it would do and because we already have systems from IFS, we knew we could trust that it would.

“And it does. It is a great bit of kit. It is solid and gives us versatility. Our operators are happy too. They are confident in what can be produced.”

He added: “When we were offered two days training, we took it, but were not sure why it needed that long. However, the operators discovered it can do so much more than they thought so it was well worth it. It has given us proper value for money.”

On working with IFS, he enthused: “There is nothing else I need, but if there was, I would be buying it from IFS.”

The Horizon CRF-362 creases and folds in one pass a wide range of light and heavy weight stocks, coated or uncoated.

Capable of making up to ten crease lines on a sheet, it uses an impact matrix creasing technology that eliminates or minimises cracking of the stock or printed image.

Set-up and changeovers – including fold pattern, creasing number, and up/down crease selection – are completed on a high resolution colour touch screen.

FuturePrint produces a wide range of print from leaflets to bespoke packaging. It prints litho on a B2 Sakurai press and digital on Xerox Versant 4100 and 3100 printers. 11 staff work at the £1.3m-turnover business.