IBIS customer with four high speed digital web ink-jet printers
is consistently printing 3.6 million A4 impressions (pages) daily
and processing these printed sheets into stitched and trimmed 'exam
booklets' using in-line IBIS Smart-binder SB-2 'Plus HS' systems.
Each Smart-binder is producing over one million high quality exam
booklets each month, so using four lines this customer is producing
over four million exam booklets a month.
Booklet integrity is critical for this exam paper application,
since all delivered documents must be 100% complete and correct.
The Smart-binder achieves this through bar code identification of
each printed sheet, tracking of each booklet through to the delivery
and auto-rejection of any incorrect booklets (or booklets which
may be incorrect).
To keep up with the high volume of booklets produced, each line
is fitted with a compensating counter-stacker to delivery booklets
in stable piles up to 330mm high. Completed exam papers then have
the spines removed so that the sheets can be automatically scanned
Exam paper production has become one of the most common applications
for the IBIS Smart-binder, with installations of this type in all
corners of the world.