Digifold - Image Visual Communications
(Image Visual Communications)
DigiFold and AutoCreaser Provide All-Round
Image Visual Communications of Newcastle is a good example of a photo imaging company that has evolved into a successful print operation using both digital and litho presses.
Established for 23 years and employing 26 people, Image Visual outputs a wide variety of work from a Chromapress and a Heidelberg DI and 525. One of its latest acquisitions is a DigiFold integrated creaser/folder from Morgana, which follows upon the earlier purchase of an AutoCreaser from the same company.
“We bought the AutoCreaser as it provided the best solution to creasing digital output prior to folding so that it wouldn’t crack” explains m.d. Colin Burke and it did the job splendidly”. When the DigiFold came along, Image Visual was quick to appreciate the benefits of having a single machine to perform a dual function and so help the company achieve the objective of keeping everything in-house.
The AutoCreaser still earns its keep, however, handling higher volume creasing in an operation that might be involved in printing runs of anything from 30 to 5,000. “While the DigiFold and AutoCreaser were designed primarily for digital output” says Colin “we find them extremely versatile and we get greater utilisation from them by using them to finish litho work as well.”
Colin Burke - Image Visual Communications