Ready Press Print looks ahead

Ready Press Print’s broad customer base stretches across the country from Kaitaia to Invercargill and has come to expect high quality output. For its part, Ready Press Print has continually strived to improve its quality, efficiency and productivity. 18 months ago, the company installed its first four colour press, bringing an upward shift in the quality and type of job that it could run. Now, with the addition of the Duplo System 2000, it has the added ability to produce top quality booklets at high speed. It also means that more work can be brought in house, one of the company’s key goals.

The Duplo machine is extremely functional, offering a highly detailed control panel and a wide variety of options. Ready Press Print director Barrie Lee says he was surprised by how much it does. “It’s full of electronics,” he says “with an element of sophistication, but for what it does and the variety of work it can handle, it’s extremely straightforward.”

The Duplo System 2000 is flexible in that it allows the DC-10/60 tower vacuum belt suction collator to connect to two different models of bookletmaker. Further, the collator needs no external pump and runs up to 10,000 sets per hour on NCR work.

The cost of the machine also made it a worthwhile investment, with T.S. Wilsons passing on the savings offered by a favourable exchange rate between New Zealand and Japan, where Duplo has its headquarters.

“We looked very hard at the work we would do on it,” Barrie says, “and with the cost of the machine it will give us a very quick recovery of our investment. If it was going to take 10 years, then we wouldn’t have been interested.”

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