Top Line Binding’s investment in three pieces of Horizon finishing equipment from Currie Group has enabled the NSW business to provide its trade services that include PUR/EVA binding, Wiro binding, saddle stitching, large format and mini format folding, die cutting and fulfillment services.
As a first-time customer of Currie Group, Top Line Binding owner Justin Zhang told Sprinter that he made the decision to purchase the Horizon equipment as the business found it challenging to find quality finishing and bindery services in the market.
“We found that it was hard to get proper finishing and binding services for short runs. Purchasing these solutions has allowed us to evolve our business to include short run finishing and bindery for digital printers,” he said.
“Having these solutions in-house enables us to offer these services ourselves as we know the needs of our clients and can deliver on them based on their requirements.”
The company based in Marrickville, Sydney installed a Horizon BQ-470 EVA/PUR Perfect Binder, Horizon CRF-362 Creaser and Folder, and Horizon SPF-200L/FC-200L A4 landscape Bookletmaker with VAC towers.
According to Zhang, the installation of the three Horizon equipment beefs up Top Line Binding’s services range, in addition to sitting alongside and working seamlessly across its current service portfolio.
“It allows us to go to market with a more wholesome offering; we’re now able to offer printers with fully finished products,” he mentioned.
“Along with being able to bring to market a better offering and providing clients with more choice in services, these machines also enable us to work more efficiently as they are good and reliable – those were some key factors in the purchase of the Horizon equipment.”
Since the installation of the three Horizon units, Zhang said he has noticed more enquiries coming in, which has resulted in more business for the company.
Currie Group NSW account manager Will Currie said Top Line Binding’s investment in these finishing technologies will pivot the business forward.
“With in-house finishing a growing trend, Justin is an early adopter and the Horizon products will enable Top Line Binding to execute the clear business vision that Justin has,” Currie said.
The Horizon BQ-470 EVA/PUR Perfect Binder is a four-clamp binder that provides simple operation through automated setup. It features a 10.4-inch colour touch screen to maximise ease of operation as well as interchangeable glue tank for both EVA and PUR adhesives.
The Horizon CRF-362 Creaser and Folder is suitable for heavier sheets in one pass. The impact creaser avoids cracking on digitally-printed applications and prepares high quality perfect bound book covers.
As for the Horizon SPF-200L/FC-200L A4 landscape Bookletmaker with VAC towers, it can be configured as a conventional collating system for offset print production as well as a high-speed sheet feeder for pre-collated digital production.
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