Prima sees surge in output with new Renz IL500

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Prima Printing says it will now be able to output 20,000 calendars a day, thanks to the wider variability and faster turnarounds of its new Renz Inline 500 finishing solution.

Ian Zbiegniewski: account executive at Prima Printing
With the new Renz IL500: Ian Zbiegniewski, account executive at Prima Printing

The Melbourne-based printer, which manufactures 350 personalised consumer products for Australia and New Zealand,  purchased the all-in-one automated punching, binding and drilling device to ramp up, consolidate and automate its production processes.

“With the year-on-year growth in the business, we needed to stop scaling out our manual production processes and go to the next level of automation,” said Amnon Judah, managing director at Prima Printing. “The IL500 allows Prima to output more than 20,000 calendars a day – in the floorspace we would normally manufacture 4000 units a day. Consolidating all production processes to one device improves our product quality, and the value for our clients".

Ian Zbiegniewski, account executive at Prima Printing, who has been with the company for two years and was previously a wide format printer for nearly a decade, concurs.

He says that the new device will assist with the growing demand for personalised journals, and help support the greater volume for Prima's calendar range.

“We’re currently speaking to several retailers looking to offer on-demand personalised journals, and this machine will provide further growth for Prima with its increase in productivity,” he says, confirming that the Inline 500, supplied and installed by the Victorian branch of Renz Australia, was the obvious upgrade choice for Prima and strengthens its relationship with Renz.

According to Renz, the IL500 can operate at a speed of up to 2,500 binds an hour, and provides an increase of 75 per cent in productivity with its QSA (Quick Size Adjustment) technology, greatly reducing setup times.

Prima Printing, part of the District Photo Company which includes Harrier in the UK and Czech Republic, and District Photo in the USA, was formed in July 2016 and within a year of rapid sustained growth expanded into a new custom designed facility, almost five times the size of its original premises.

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