Producing News Bulletins using the Smart-binder
The IBIS Smart-binder is frequently used to produce news bulletins for distribution at regular intervals:
Typical News Bulletin production lines
IBIS Smart-binders are used for news bulletin production for the following reasons:
1/ Production time sensitivity
Bulletins, such as those handed out to a church congregation every Sunday, must be printed, finished and distributed very quickly after the print files are created. This speed requirement ideally suits digital printing in combination with an in-line, or near line IBIS Smart-binder to convert printed sheets into finished booklets.
2/ Reliable operation with minimum maintenance and 24/7 operation
Because bulletins must often be produced to a certain time deadline, it is important that the equipment producing these can run reliably around the clock with minimum downtime for repair or maintenance. The Smart-binder ideally suits this type of production requirement.
3/ Ability to change the number of pages on-the-run
Although production volumes may be high, jobs may need to change frequently. The Smart-binder allows the number of pages to change between one job and the next without stopping, under bar-code control.
Example Customer Installations in the USA
The following customers are using the IBIS Smart-binder to produce weekly News Bulletins that are distributed to church congregations every Sunday.
1: Company XYZ (name withheld for confidentiality reasons)
This customer has installed 9 IBIS Smart-binders over the last 10 years at different locations throughout the USA in order to produce weekly 8 1/2 x 11" Church Bulletins. These machines are each fed from a Tecnau roll unwinder and web cutter. Some of these SBs include dynamic perforation to allow for sheet tear-out.
2: Trinity USA
During the last year Trinity have installed multiple Smart-binders at different sites in the USA to produce Church Bulletins. Some of these machines were supplied by IBIS/Best Graphics as ‘used/refurbished’.
3: Bon Venture USA
Bon Venture installed one IBIS Smart-binder in 2019 to produce Church Bulletins. This machine is fed from a Tecnau roll unwinder and web cutter.