IBIS Bindery Systems: Historic milestone events - from 0 to 1 billion books

     
2020 (Aug) IBIS participate in the Napco 2020 'virtual' Ink Jet Summit  
2019 (April) IBIS's first sale of the Smart-binder system to the United Arab Emirates (UAE)  
2018 (Sept) IBIS launches the Smart-binder saddle-binder into the Korean market  
2017 (Nov) IBIS forms a new sales and service distribution partnership with Best Graphics Inc, USA. Best Graphics will focus on IBIS 'Smart-binder' sales to the Digital print market
2017 (May) IBIS nominated for 'Best Case Study - Publishing' at Inkjet Summit 2017

PB-600R, PB-1200R, PB-2000J
2015 (Dec) New IBIS sheet-feeder SB-097 now allows in-line connected Smart-binders to also be fed from a sheet pile feeder
2015 (Oct) New IBIS line up for in-line Perfect Binding (hot glue binding) - the Sprint-binder PB-600R, Sprint-binder PB-1200R and the Sprint-binder PB-2000J
2014 (Sept) IBIS is awarded ‘top marks’ for exam booklet production, with around 30 Smart-binders producing stitched (or glued) and trimmed exam papers at customer locations all around the world.  
2014 (May) IBIS and Friedheim International sign UK distribution and support deal  
2014 (May) IBIS celebrates 15 years of supplying high-end book finishing solutions for digital print !
2014 (March) IBIS exhibits a Smart-binder SB-3 ‘Plus HS’ on its own stand at IPEX in London.
2013 (Oct) New version ‘stretched’ Smart-binder (‘X’ model) launched for tabloid size output, or two-up A5 portrait  
2013 (Aug) IBIS strengthens sales and support with new OEM partnerships  
2013 (July) IBIS launches a new higher-performance Smart-binder ‘PLUS HS’ for production of variable page-count, digitally printed booklets
2012 (Dec) More than a billion booklets have been made on IBIS digital -saddle-stitchers around the world
2012 (Sept) IBIS celebrates the shipment of the 100th Smart-binder to a firm in Boston. IBIS continues to be the leading supplier of high-speed, variable page-count booklet systems to leading U.S. firms such as Principal Financial, Farmer's Insurance, Pearson, O'Neil Data Systems, Excellus, R.R. Donnelley, Lifetouch, and many more  
2012 (June) The first IBIS system with automatic on the run changeover between saddle-stitching and perfect binding is installed at a customer in Rome, Italy in-line with an Océ JetStream 2200 printer at 150 metres/min web speed.
2012 (May) Drupa , Germany: IBIS launches the higher performance Smart-binder ‘Plus’ saddle stitcher and the new 1,500 books/hour Sprintbinder 4-clamp perfect binder.
2011 (May) IBIS is granted a patent for its unique ISG saddle cold-glue system as used on the Smart-binder
2009 (June) IBIS celebrates its 10th birthday with an Open House and social events for staff and customers
2006 (May) IPEX, UK : Xerox and Delphax show the Smartbinder SB-4 which can produce saddle-stitched, ISG glued and perfect-bound books all in one system.
2006 (July) Toppan Forms, Tokyo places IBIS's largest-ever single order for multiple Smart-binder SB-3 systems
2004 (May) The new IBIS Smart-binder SB-3 digital saddle-stitcher is launched on the Océ, Kern & Xerox stands, featuring IBIS’s patented Individual Sheet Gluing (ISG) binding system.
2003 (June) Following worldwide success with 40 Digi-stitchers installed with Oce printers worldwide, IBIS opens up sales channels to other printer manufacturers in addition to Océ. These include IBM and Xerox.
2003 (April) RR Donnelleys installs first Digistitcher in the USA in-line with Océ web printer
2001 (Sept) IBIS moves into its new headquarters in High Wycombe UK.
2000 (May) Drupa, Germany: The Digi-stitcher DST2 is launched to the world market at drupa in Düsseldorf.
2000 (April) The first IBIS 'Digi-stitcher' (the world’s first high speed in-line digital saddle-stitcher) is installed at The Stationery Office, London, to make stitched documents in-line with an Océ high speed web printer. This system produces ‘The London Gazette’ and other documents for the UK government.
1999 (Oct) IBIS signup to an exclusive sales contract agreed with Océ Printing Systems, Munich.
1999 (May) John Cracknell, Mark Firth and Malcolm Allitt form IBIS Integrated Bindery Systems. The new IBIS engineering team design its first in-line digital-finishing product.