Impel to focus on book expertise at PrintPack

Impel Services (A Welbound group company), the post-press manufacturer will showcase three types of binders which can produce 2000 books per hour to 5000 bph, each offering upgradability to a bindingline (by adding a gatherer before or a trimmer later) during the five-day PrintPack show.

25 May 2022 | By Aultrin Vijay

Team Impel will have demos of the automatic case-binding machine plus other machines for hardcover bookmaking. Also there will be a 2000 books per hour very short run perfect binder that can run one book at a time or be connected inline to a gatherer. This kit is expected to cater to the digital print and offset requirements in one go. The company boasts, there is no such solution in book print now).

P Sajith, managing director at Impel said "We are presenting what can be called a paradigm shift for book manufacturers in India.

"Bookbinding solutions with state of the art automation, modularity and connectivity – with a prefix 'affordable'. Be it one book at a time or lakhs of them, be it a speed of 2,000 books per hour or 5000 books per hour, be it stand-alone or inline, we will demonstrate this kit at PrintPack," said Sajith.

To drive his point at the show, Impel will be showing the power of Freedom 2K V2 binder with a barcode read input that will set the machine in a few seconds or the same machine can be connected to a gatherer and trimmer for regular production. Another kit, the Freedom 5K binder also has similar capabilities but addressing higher throughputs per day. And the comapny will present configurations to produce books with the lowest energy and space cost per book.

These machines were launched in 2022. The USPs of the kit: Bookbinding – short or medium or long runs, at the lowest investment, power, labour and space costs per book. "For a book printer, it is important that they produce books with the best of quality, at the shortest time consuming minimal labour, space and power. There is no other place in the world, they can get a close look at this – and plan for investments," said Sajith.

Is book publishing and printing back to normal? Yes, says Sajith. "Our newer kit is helping them make book ops more cost and quality efficient. Come and visit the Impel stand to witness the technology." Surely they know what they are talking about. This is the company "that manufactures eight out of ten books that are produced in India" with its machines, services or adhesives.

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