Two New Binders Enhance Webcom's Print Advantage
Above all else, it is the automation of Webcom's new binders and the integration from prepress to shipping pallet stackers and every device in between that are responsible for the superiority of our book production capabilities. For example:
· Bar codes are placed on files during the prepress process and are read by cameras down the line to prevent any pages or covers from being bound upside down
· Automation reduces set-up time and spoilage by more than 90% on every book project
· Feeding project results through JDF software and integrating Flex performance tracking provides a mechanism for achieving the highest possible levels of efficiency, particularly for reprints
The net result is an exceptionally lean manufacturing process that provides publishers with superior quality at a competitive cost.
The Bolero line, which replaces two older binders, will primarily support conventional printing operations. With the capability to bind books with spine widths up to 3⅛ inches and as thin as ⅛ inch, the Bolero also expands Webcom's already extensive range of book sizes.
The Acoro and Bolero binders join the fleet of new equipment at Webcom, working in combination with the HP Indigo 7000 cover press, HP T300 inkjet and the Magnum FlexBook. Each new piece of equipment connects to the flow of information for individual book projects as well as the broader management of Webcom's BookFWD production programs. "Publishers need every advantage they can get to stay competitive," says Collinge, "these bindery lines and our BookFWD program address an urgent need to transform the ability of publishers to get and stay ahead."
Webcom is a forward-thinking book printer offering innovative programs to address the challenges of high inventory and production costs, customized for publishers of books, catalogs and directories across North America. Programs are integrated through advanced workflow technology and automation of leading-edge inkjet web press, conventional offset presses and the latest bindery systems. As an award-winning leader in the area of environmental responsible production, Webcom has strict policies in place to reduce the impact of paper usage, emissions and energy consumption. More information is available at www.webcomlink.com.