Jubilee Greenwood Benefit From New Duplo Compact Bookletmaking System

<p>June 28, 2011 --&#160; Jubilee Greenwood Press have installed the new Duplo Mini System 3500, the first of its kind in the UK which in a single job, has saved them £4500. </p> <p>Based in High Wycombe, Jubilee Greenwood are the product of a merger between Jubilee Press and Greenwood Press. With over 60 years of experience between the two companies, the merger in 2010 gave them the strength to prosper during a tough time for print.</p> <p>The two companies had previously outsourced work to each other, in particular bookletmaking, with Greenwood Press already operating a Duplo System 2000. Following the merger, demand for booklets increased significantly, sparking the need to upgrade. Since joining forces the company's greater financial position enabled the investment for a new line, however having failed to secure new premises at the time of the merger, space was a huge issue and justified the decision for the new compact solution from Duplo. Director Mark Cooper explains:</p> <p>&quot;Over the past 12 months, the demand for bookletmaking has grown enormously. Having had Duplo systems for over 12 years, we have been more than satisfied with the quality of the products Duplo offer and the service we have received. Our concern however, was space. With 4 offset presses already filling our print room, we had limited space in which to fit the system.&quot;&#160; </p> <p>The release of Duplo's new Mini System 3500, consisting of the DBM-350 mid-range, stitching bookletmaker and the new DSC-10/20 compact suction collator was perfectly timed. &quot;As soon as we saw the new system, we knew it was the right fit for our business, both in terms of size and functionality,&quot; says Cooper.</p> <!--break--> <p>&quot;As well as demand for booklets increasing, the range of booklet formats was expanding, and whilst the vast majority of our work is A4 or A5 booklets, we are seeing more and more A5 landscape and A6 booklets. Finishing these formats was previously not possible on our old system.&quot;</p> <p>With typical run lengths between 1000 and 20,000 booklets the majority of jobs have always been finished in house, however prior to the installation larger booklet runs had to be outsourced. With the new system, these jobs are now kept in house, not only saving time and keeping control within the business, but significantly reducing costs.</p> <p>Following the installation, Cooper explains the immediate success of the system, &quot;We are currently running a job for 250,000 A5 landscape booklets. Outsourcing this job would have cost us £4500. Having the tools to finish this in house has significantly increasing our margins and justifies our decision to upgrade.&quot;</p> <p>&quot;Our previous system used staples to make booklets, however the new bookletmaker stitches. Not only does this give us a better finish, reduces the frequency we have to reload, but consumable costs are around 6 times cheaper,&quot; Cooper added.</p> <p>As for the future of Jubilee Greenwood, their continued success is fuelling the desire to move into new premises. The imminent move will also allow the business to refresh much of its current printing and finishing equipment which will in turn aid the growth of the business. </p> <p>This article was originally posted on <a href="http://www.bertl.com/web/PORTAL_NEWS;jsessionid=00D6539CCDEC34238BC3BBD8...

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