Investor|COM enhances bindery with Standard/Horizon Finishing System from KBR Graphics

From left are Warren Bryant and Dane Edgley, Operators at InvestorCom, and Steve Klaric, Sales Manager at KBR Graphics.
From left to right are Warren Bryant and Dane Edgley, Operators at Investor|COM in Brantford, Ontario, along with Steve Klaric, Sales Manager at KBR Graphics.

Investor|COM, an investor communication solutions company, has installed a Standard/Horizon HOF-400 with SPF/FC-200A, high-speed Sheet Feeder and Booklet-Making System at its Brantford, Ontario location. Purchased from KBR Graphics, the Canadian distributor for Standard/Horizon Finishing products, it was the second complete automated system purchased since 2014. Investor|COM added this second high-speed sheet feeder and booklet maker to its previous investment of a Standard/Horizon Stitchliner 5500 with HOF-400. “The simple-to-use automation makes it easy to operate, and the non-stop production helps Inverstor|COM keep up with increased production demands,” said Steve Klaric, Sales Manager at KBR Graphics. “Their first high quality, reliable booklets system had surpassed their expectations – and it was a straightforward decision for them to expand with a second system.”

The HOF-400 is a high-speed sheet feeder and was configured to run inline with the Standard/Horizon SPF/FC-200A Booklet-Making System. Variable page count production can be handled with integrity and verification using the standard mark reader, which the operator can quickly change between top and bottom reading for different applications. The HOF-400 can feed up to 45,000 sheets per hour (8.5″ x 11″) and can accommodate a maximum sheet size of 14″ x 24″. Its 7″ colour touchscreen monitor allows for easy and intuitive set-up. The system can also accommodate sheet feeding, cover feeding, accumulating, and manual feeding depending on the job requirements. The SPF/FC-200A is a high-performance inline booklet-making system with collating, stitching, folding and fore-edge trimming. Outputting up to 4,500 books per hour, it features 200-program job memory storage for instant recall, and an icon-based touchscreen for fast and easy job set-up.

Established in 2010 Investor|COM was selected as one of Hamilton-Niagara’s Top Employers for 2018. It provides financial technology and outsourcing services to banks, asset managers, insurance companies and investment dealers. The company developed an innovative suite of FinTech solutions in response to increasing regulation, and the demand for more effective communication and disclosure from the financial services industry. It leverages digital technologies to deliver more cost-effective and timely communications.

With 40 years of dedicated sales and service support, KBR Graphics is a major supplier to the Canadian printing industry. The company is a leading provider of print, print finishing and bindery solutions representing some of the world’s major manufacturers – including Standard/Horizon, Graphic Whizard, OKI, Challenge and Perfecta, among others. KBR Graphics is also the exclusive Canadian distributor of RMGT – RYOBI MHI Graphic Technology sheetfed offset presses.

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Tony Curcio is the editor of Graphic Arts Magazine.