Innovative Digital Finishing Systems
2 December 2011

'Smart' move for IOS

Innovative Output Solutions is one of the leading U.K. digital colour bureau's. A leader in both transctional and direct mail, IOS truly defines the "one-stop-shop" metaphor. In addition to digital colour, IOS provides offset capability, high volume lettershop, fulfillment, and extensive data services. IOS is also one of the pioneers in continuous colour ink-jet printing.

IBIS PB-600SIOS's facility in Dagenham, London, UK, recently installed an IBIS Smart-binder SB-3. The Smart-binder is used to produce variable-data personalized booklets of up to 200 pages. The Dagenham system also features a cover feeder with integrated barcode reader, which allows barcodes on the sheets and covers to be matched for added personalization.

The Smart-binder SB-3 can bind booklets using either wire stitches, or IBIS unique ISG cold-gluing system which uses a cold glue to individually glue booklet sheets to each other. ISG cold-glue permits the Smart-binder to continuously produce a booklets with varying page counts without stopping for any adjustment. IOS Smart-binder is fed from a high-pile sheet feeder equipped with a trolley sheet loading system. The sheet feeder allows IOS to manufacture booklets using any of the digital colour printers that they have, while the trolley system allows very fast re-loading of the sheet feeder.

IOS has been pleased with the purchase. Tommy Morgan, IOS Head Of Operations says; "Our new Smart-binder has already proven to be an effective high-speed saddle-stitcher for our personalised work and is better enabling us to meet our time-sensitive customer commitments for high quality bound documents".

For more information about the IBIS Smart-binder product range for saddle-bound and/or perfect bound books, contact IBIS on +441494 561950, or E Mail or go to

Yours sincerely,
John Cracknell
Managing Director, IBIS Bindery Systems

John Cracknell
Managing Director
IBIS Bindery Systems
Don Piontek
Digital Finishing Specialist
IBIS Bindery Systems
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John Cracknell
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