L& R purchased a customized Smart-binder system which was installed
in 2019 for Medical Insurance booklet production. The system includes
three separate sheet feeders: a 'guts' feeder, a feeder for NCR sheets
and a cover feeder. Each booklet is made from a different combination
of these three types of sheets.
L&R (Lellyett and Rogers) is a leading supplier
of niche services to the US healthcare industry. One of our largest
clients develops booklets to facilitate patient intake and education
while maintaining regulatory compliance in the home healthcare industry.
To meet our client's unique needs, we needed to produce booklets
with a variable number of perforated NCR pages that must be processed
without marking. The only supplier able to deliver such a solution
was IBIS Bindery Systems using a special customized 'Smart-binder
SB-3' system with three separate sheet feeders, one for the 'guts'
sheets, one for the NCR sheets, and one for the cover sheets, all
printed on Canon printers. IBIS was able to modify the Smart-binder
to avoid marking the NCR pages. The feeding of the three different
types of sheets in the correct sequence for each booklet is controlled
by reading a 2D code printed on each sheet.
Booklets containing up to 72 pages are bound using IBIS's patented
ISG cold glue binding system which is a higher quality alternative
to conventional wire stapling and produces stronger and flatter
booklets. We also use the IBIS Smart-binder to produce stacked 'signatures'
('book blocks') which are subsequently loaded into a perfect binder
when thicker books are needed. The new Smart-binder is in operation
16 hours a day and we have been impressed with its flexibility,
durability and performance.
IBIS has been extremely helpful and professional in creating this
special new system to meet our needs. As our business grows and
our finishing needs increase, we look forward to acquiring a second