Memphis fulfills book demand with Bindwel install

Kochi-based Memphis boasts of a fleet of Japanese and European printing and post-press machines. On day two of the Print Miracle show, KA Faizal and Aairah Faizal of Memphis walked into the Bindwel stall and witnessed a demo of the WB@2500 six-clamp binder that was on display. On cue, they opted for the WB@2500 six clamp binder in order to deliver the speed and quality requirement of their print buyer.

25 Jan 2023 | By Charmiane Alexander

Faizal KA with his daughter, Aira Faizal at Cochin exhibition 

The Bindwel machine’s installation will help Memphis to take on more book work. Faizal KA, the director of Memphis said the WB@2500 bought directly at the Print Miracle Exp was perfect for runs around  5,00,000 to 6,00,000 per month mark.

He said: “The industry is generally heading towards more and more book orders and the perfect binder will help manage those more effectively and efficiently.”

Faizal added, "We found we have a good requirement for perfect binding, so being able to complete the work in-house means we can be faster and more competitive, winning more work in the process and so driving increased value to other areas of the business.

In addition to the six-clamp perfect binder, Memphis has a raft of finishing kit which include the Muller Martini Flowline book stapling, a Heidelberg Stahlfolder folding machine, a Horizon perfect binder and a Tokyo Pack Shopping Bag Making Machine (the first in Kerala).

(r) Faizal KA, director of Memphis 

Last year, Memphis, which employs 11 people, recorded its highest ever turnover, notching Rs 11-crore. The Kochi-based firm is housed in a 25,000 sq/ft factory has an impressive list of clients including the Lulu group, JV Luker, Maitri Advertising Works, ESAF small business bank, Nilgiris and corporate clients from sectors like telecom, Consumer durables, FMCG, building materials, hypermarket chains etc.

As well as its finishing equipment, Mepmhis runs the Komori Lithrone – eight-colour CPC (45 x 63 cms); a Sumitomo Miller – five-colour (91 x 63 cms); Oliver Sakurai 566SD - five-colour - CP 3 (45 x 63 cms); Sumit Miller – four-colour (91 x 63 cms); a Roland 200 - four-colour – CPC (51 x 74 cms- and a Mitsubishi five-colour (82 x 110 cms) which was the first in Kerala.

Faizal signed off, "We offer more than just printing to our clients, with other services including creative design, packaging and branding solutions.”

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