Case Study: AeroCut Quatro and Tapit WII+ streamlines digital finishing processes
Implementa is a local printing factory, located in Santiago, Chile. Several years ago, they decided to invest on Konica Minolta digital press, bizhub C1070P and C1100, to add shorter run, faster turn around options to their portfolio in addition to a Heidelberg offset press they have had used for the long time.
The main applications they produce are menus for restaurants, business cards, flyers and post cards. After starting to use digital presses, it didn’t take long for them to realize that finishing digital prints is a bottleneck of production. Compared to quantity of jobs and profits they deserve, finishing part used to take a long time and labor work, such as to guillotine 100pcs business cards, hand crease menu pages etc.
Antalis Chile, the dealer for Konica digital press and Uchida finishing equipment in Chile, found that AeroCut Quatro and Tapit WII+ would optimize the workflow, and offered these products as solutions. They decided to make investment, and it resulted in great improvement beyond expectations.
As the Quatro stores a lot of job memories, it can finish printed pages right away. It allows an operator, used to be attached to guillotine and hand creaser, to walk away from the machine when it’s running and do something else, like round cornering, packing etc.
Tapit WII+ helped streamlining packing and delivery procedures for small format products. For example, as soon as post cards are finished by the AeroCut Quatro, an operator can put batches on the Tapit WII+, bundle these and bring them to delivery section. It also succeeded to save a person from doing routine labor for all day long.
Now they are trying to create new value-added applications, expanding their portfolio that they can offer to customers.