Melbourne offset, digital and wide format print business, Ezprint, now has the capability to make landscape booklets thanks to the addition of a Horizon SPF-200L bookletmaker purchased through Currie Group.
The new addition has rounded out Ezprint’s booklet making capabilities with a full range of Horizon gear now housed in its very own temperature-controlled room at the its factory in south eastern Melbourne.
With the machinery in place, Ezprint can offer portrait and landscape booklet making and perfect binding all under one roof.
Ezprint co-owner Daniel Mayson said landscape bookletmaking was becoming more popular and this prompted him to make the investment so that he didn’t have to outsource this work anymore.
“There aren’t many printers around that can produce landscape A4 booklets so this machine has really added to our capabilities,” Mayson told Sprinter.
“Both of our digital machines are doing landscape short-runs and the A2 press can also do landscape, so it is good to have this for when people want that option. We can now produce landscape booklets without having to outsource.
Mayson sourced the equipment through Currie Group Account Manager, Vince Pignataro, who has known Mayson for many years with the pair having now developed a great working relationship.
During this period of time, Mayson has purchased multiple Horizon products through Currie Group.
“Currie Group has installed the Horizon AC-564 Auto Folder, Horizon BQ-270 Perfect Binder and the most recent purchase and installation was the Horizon A4 Landscape bookletmaker,” Pignataro said.
“Danny and I have a great working relationship and I look forward to continuing to do good business with Danny and Ezprint in the future.”
Initially, Mayson had housed the Horizon equipment on the open factory floor, but soon decided to move the kit to its own purpose-built and air-conditioned room.
“I had the room built for another purpose but as we started filling up the factory, I decided to convert the room which is self-contained, air conditioned and temperature-controlled for the booklet making area.
“It now houses all three machines and it is a nicer environment for them.”
Ezprint bought the new factory site in October 2019 and the business also had its finances streamlined at the same time.
With the impacts of COVID-19 now being felt, Mayson is relieved he took these steps as it has strengthened EZprint’s position during the downturn.
Ezprint now has 14 staff but is hoping to go back to its pre-COVID levels of 16 as business starts to return as the economy reopens.
“We were flying along really well. Our overheads were pretty low and having our own building also really helped us. It was just timing really and a bit of good luck. We got lucky in the fact that we had done everything, we streamlined our finances late last year and that made it a lot easier to get through,” Mayson said.
Mayson has also recently installed a HP wide format press.
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