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Book Finishing Systems
for Digital Print

  • Digital saddle-stitching
  • In-line saddle stitching
  • In-line saddle glue-binding
  • In-line perfect binding



IBIS Latest News:

Mar 2019: IBIS is pleased to announced a first sale of its flagship Smart-binder system to the United Arab Emirates (UAE) in the Middle East.....MORE

Mar 2019: IBIS exhibited at Hunkeler InnovationDays in February. The Smart-binder SB-3 HS Plus ran in-line with a Hunkeler web-cutter and Xerox Trivor printer as well as off-line from an SB-097 sheet pile feeder. We produced a range of high quality stitched and glued booklets, as well as the exhibition's 'Show Daily' magazine.......MORE

Dec 2018: IBIS have recently installed a number of Smart-binders to produce small-format booklets, eg size 90 x 120 mm (spine).......MORE

Oct 2018: We demonstrated the IBIS Smart-binder SB-3 Plus HS (off-line feed from a Sheet Pile Feeder) at Print 2018 in Chicago (30 Sep - 02 Oct).......MORE

Sept 2018: IBIS launches the Smart-binder saddle-binder into the Korean market .. more

Aug 2018: Feedback from Alphabet SA, Greece on their SB-4 producing perfect-bound books .. more

March 2018:
Feedback from Colourtech Printing, South Africa on their new Smart-binder .. more

Nov 2017: Best Graphics to distribute IBIS products in North America .. more


John Cracknell, IBIS MD, interviewed by industry commentator Cary Sherbourne, Senior Editor at 'WhatTheyThink?' on technology developments in bindery and finishing


Customer Feedback:

Broadridge Financial Services USA:Bill Gaddy, Senior Director

"We were impressed by the Smart-binder’s durable construction, its innovative design features and the many performance improvements....fold quality is second-to-none because the Smart-binder individually folds each sheet...... IBIS’s ‘patented’ ISG cold glue binding option ..... provides numerous benefits, in addition to helping the booklets lie even flatter and giving a stronger bind...... allows the book thickness to vary from minimum to maximum on-the-run and has a much lower maintenance cost compared with wire stitching.....book thickness must vary continually on-the-run. The IBIS Smart-binder is designed very much with this in mind by reading a bar code on each sheet and then tracking sheets and booklets through the machine. The Smart-binder trimmer is capable of handling all book thicknesses without needed any adjustment..... A further advantage of the Smart-binder is its ability to stop and restart without losing any booklets that are in the machine.



R+V Insurance, Germany: Christoph Hees, Print Manager

"The new IBIS Smart-binder SB-3 ‘Plus HS’ has enabled us to increase productivity by 30%, and further improve our ability to personalize our insurance policy documents. The original IBIS system had been working extremely well for seven years, so we knew we were taking no risk with a further investment in this world-leading technology, which also interfaces effectively with other machinery.

Farmers Insurance, Los Angeles, USA: Herb Lamonda, OPC Director

"The addition of three IBIS Smart-binder systems in-line with Océ web printers has greatly improved our look and feel of the insurance policy documents and the mailing of these to our customers.... During peak periods the three Smart-binders are used round the clock and their robust , heavy duty design lends itself well to our demanding performance requirements.


Media Reports:


Simon Eccles, writing for PrintWeek

"The latest Smart-binder Plus HS has been launched, with performance and reliability enhancements to keep up with the fastest digital web presses. Target markets are digital press users that need a high-speed, heavy duty saddle-binder that can run 24/7 to make booklets and publications.


Erik Vlietinck, Print.It.Enquirer.com

"The new Smart-binder Plus model adds several enhancements to the base market-leading Smart-binder system.