Publishers will benefit from PODW’s ‘LEAN’ book manufacturing environment producing a publisher’s job on the same day ready for shipping the next day – matching, if not exceeding, the speed of a traditional warehouse operation. Books will now automatically flow through a state-of-the-art print production facility from print order to shipping area with minimal touch points and minimal handling to ensure maximum quality and efficiency.
Owner and Managing Director, Andy Cork says “We had to get the finishing right before ordering the inkjet digital press. Our aim is to link all the processes from order right through to dispatch. The benefit for publishers is choice; publishers will be able to choose either inkjet or toner print production, depending upon their quality, run-length and cost requirements. The Truepress will be able to handle production runs from as low as one up to 1,000 copies which opens up fast turnaround ‘on-demand’ book and journal printing opportunities for publishers. The Hunkeler and Screen investments will make PODW one of the most automated SME printers in the industry today producing books of one at speeds of up to 128m/minute and that puts us firmly in a unique position compared to our competitors”.