Colourtech Printing purchased a new Smart-binder Dec 2016.
Mrs. Sonja Groenewald, CEO &
Ettiene Groenewald, Head of Department, Inkjet Printings:
We bought our IBIS (Smart-binder) at the end of 2016 and
started receiving training on it in the beginning of 2017.
All in all the IBIS is a very good machine, usually the more you
give it the better it performs in terms of running thousands of
books through it 24 hours a day without a hitch. Sometimes problems
do pop up, but with all the technical knowledge we have gathered
on the machine it can be resolved quickly. Maintaining the machine
is also relatively easy.
I'm not aware that we have ordered any parts for the IBIS, (but)
we do however have lots of spares that came with the machine.
To my knowledge, we have only contacted Ipex (Ipex are the
local sales agent) twice for help with the IBIS.
I like the fact that we can do about 80,000 4 sheet booklets in
24 hours with it, unfortunately the time it takes to fine tune
it to run at that speed is quite troublesome.
In my personal experience, I would never sell this machine....ever....
If workload increased to such an extent that we need (to purchase)
a second IBIS, then it would be nice, depending on cost.
(In summary) the IBIS Smart-binder is a brilliant machine.
Throwing large volumes of work at it, usually eats it up as quickly
as you can give it. That being said, one needs proper knowledge
of the machine to run it at the speeds which our company requires.
Working knowledge of the process required to run smoothly cannot
be given at training, (but) working with the machine everyday
has given me the knowledge I have today in order to keep it going
as fast and as efficient as it can go.
In short, it's an awesome piece of equipment, but one requires
extensive knowledge to run it to its full capacity.
Management and representatives from Ipex Machinery