Artisan Litho increases capacity with second iSaddle install.

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Artisan Litho increases productivity with new iSaddle Pro installation.

Artisan Print and Sign Solutions have invested in their second iSaddle since the first was installed in 2012. Even throughout the pandemic, the Oxfordshire printer has found that they needed to increase their capacity for litho work. Finding a niche in the local market with small companies advertising more in community magazines. To support these magazines meant that more work was coming in than they could handle, producing a finishing bottleneck.

It started after they purchased a Speedmaster SX74 which boosted their capacity and meant that a business case for another iSaddle made sense especially with some of the new features available since their first one.


Ian Campbell, Owner and Managing Director said, “Artisan Print and Sign Solutions have been going from strength to strength. Continually reinvesting to ensure we have state of the art print and finishing equipment with the latest iSaddle Pro being installed in March. It is designed to suit today's challenging commercial print environment.”


“It can handle litho and digital stocks and is extremely adaptable for small and high length runs due to its very fast set-up times, as quick as 60 seconds without any manual intervention from our operators.”


“With these efficiencies, Artisan can pass these savings to our clients.”


Jason Davies, Regional Sales Manager for Duplo remarked, “Artisan’s first iSaddle is one of the oldest in the country and is still giving them great service! But four generations on, this latest version of the iSaddle PRO offers much more automation and multi-sized books on the fly. The idea of having two of these systems offering a combined top speed of 10,000 books per hour (20,000 2-up), is very interesting, and without the need for folded sections and long make-readies. The automation offered by the new PC control means that these are the perfect machines for the type of work Artisan are doing.”


“Artisan is a professional, friendly, client-focused, straight-talking Oxfordshire based company with almost two decade's experience, producing a wide range of products and services. With our Litho, Digital, and Large Format in-house print facility we can offer a quality end to end service, within budget and on time - from Concept, Design, Print, Delivery and Installation.”


Ian Campbell concludes, “With Investment in technology and staff Artisan have created the perfect blend of people and machinery to produce beautiful high-quality print. Therefore, Artisan Print Solutions has become one of Oxfordshire’s premier print companies.”