Yorkshire based commercial printer Post Haste has purchased a new DBM600 booklet maker and trimmer and two DSC-10/60i intelligent collators from Duplo as a part exchange for an older Duplo System 5000. The upgrade of their booklet maker in a part exchange deal saw an investment of £60,000 and was installed in the middle of October.
Mark Crabtree, managing director of Post Haste said, “We’ve been very happy with both Duplo and their equipment for years. The upgrade is timely and we went with this model specifically for the automation it offered. With the intelligent towers we can now combine the bin/trays for added production, the booklet maker is more flexible, and we can turn round jobs faster than ever before.”
Post Haste are known in the north of England as the go-to printers for booklets and brochures, with their attention to detail and the speed of their turn around times, they have built an impressive portfolio of customers since 1991 and produce over 6,000,000 booklets per year in a range of sectors such as museums, advertising agencies and charities. The Duplo DBM 600 booklet maker, trimmer and collator tower system sits perfectly in their portfolio of equipment with a maximum output of 5,200 books/hour and because it can handle A4 landscape seamlessly, with a booklet size range from 105x75mm – 350x254mm, handling up to 300gsm paper stock.
Mark continues “Duplo have always treated us well, and our operators already know how to use the interface which is now made even easier with the PC Controller, it’s smart, flexible and the new machine is even more reliable! Duplo came and installed the booklet maker on the Tuesday, training was done the next day, and we started production jobs on it the same day. They also came back four weeks later to check everything was alright – Duplo have great engineers, and they really know the kit, we get fantastic after sales and support service which is why we stayed with them, but also because our previous Duplo booklet maker was simply a very reliable machine. Reliability is incredibly important to us, as it allows us to be able to give our customers the best service we can provide, the Duplo kit helps us maintain this and ensures our reputation with our customers, so they keep coming back.”
Paul Bromely, Regional Sales Manager for Duplo said, “They’re a great team at Post Haste, and I loved delivering exactly what they wanted, Mark and his team know the Duplo equipment already so the added automation and flexibility that the new equipment brought to the table was taken in their stride. Easy to use, high quality equipment was the order of the day, and we delivered.”