Surbhi in Nagpur achieves double-sided layflat photobook

Nagpur-based Surbhi Album owns a Fujifilm ApeosPro duplex printer. The company recently decided to deploy a TL 400 VS m double-sided book binder. The result: a Layflat photobook which has helped Surbhi enhance and expand their printed photobook portfolio.

Previously, team Surbhi was not able to provide a seamless and uninterrupted view (layflat view) between two pages in the photobook. However after they added the TL 400 VS m, installed by Pinnacle Technocrats India, they have obtained the desired layflat photobook.

05 May 2022 | By PrintWeek Team

Swapnesh: With this one machine, we can produce top quality photobooks

According to Djawad Khorosh of Swiss-based Layflat, "This machine is very easy to Install, as it arrived ready-to-operate.” Khorosh added, "Merely uncrate the kit and securely locate it in the planned location, then load the top and bottom film rolls. Switch on the power, set the parameters, and it is set to begin production. Operator training was minimal. too.

Swapnesh, the general manager of Surbhi Album is very pleased. He said, “In this one machine, we can produce top quality photobooks in sizes from 6-inches x 8-inches up to 20-inches x 20-inche; either in landscape or portrait format.” Within a few weeks, Subhi Album was able to increase its business, and is already planning to add a second machine to its production line.

This V-Shape LayFlat Binding technology, when used in combination with the Fujifilm ApeosPro for creating any book, further enhances the overall look and feel of the smooth and higher printing quality of that printer. This innovative patented technology from was especially developed for double-sided printed sheets to generate a true layflat look with utmost precision when the book is opened.

Despite the Covid pandemic in India, twelve TL 400 VS m systems have been installed in Indian printing factories during the last year. Following every installation, productivity has been boosted and labour costs have been reduced. With these results, some customers are already ordering an additional machine, confident that its quality output and lack of downtime will help continued expansion.

Asked about journey, the company's CEO Djawad Khorosh said, "Over many months, has evolved from an interesting concept into a cohesive experienced international bookbinding team encompassing design, manufacturing, logistics, distribution, marketing, sales and support. Our commitment is to work closely with worldwide book printers to provide advanced production systems for the rapidly-growing premium LayFlat book market."