DPS Digital supports demand with second Foliant laminator

Richard Stuart-Turner
Wednesday, April 21, 2021

DPS Digital has taken delivery of a second Foliant Taurus 530 NG laminator to help manage increasing demand for its services.

The Foliant Taurus 530 NG operates at up to 40m/min
The Foliant Taurus 530 NG operates at up to 40m/min

The Sleaford, Lincolnshire-based digital printer installed the machine, which was supplied by Intelligent Finishing Systems, in December after it experienced a surge in online orders for greetings cards driven by the coronavirus pandemic.

The company’s first Foliant Taurus had gone in a year earlier, at the end of 2019, and was chosen for a number of reasons according to DPS Digital production manager Eddie Smith.

“It was easy to use, quick and simple to set up and its production speed could be altered to match how the operator was working – particularly when multi-tasking.

“It also had a good price point. We looked at other systems, but this best suited our needs.”

He added: “The lockdowns had a huge impact on our business. The demand for greetings cards tripled and we needed a second laminator to keep up with the work.

“Because the first Foliant Taurus was a solid reliable machine that resulted in very little downtime, the decision to invest in a second was easy. Maintenance is also quick – just a wipe down of the impression roller once a week.

“The support from IFS throughout the pandemic has been very good. The fast delivery of the second laminator meant we were able to be very responsive to the quick increase in market demand.”

The 40m/min B2+ Taurus 530 NG features a rising pile back separation stream feeder and a suction paper feed head. Its compact design incorporates feeder, laminator, and a sheet separator in a single construction.

DPS Digital also operates HP and Xerox presses and a raft of wide-format kit.

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