A renowned printing house recently installed its second integrated inline digital printing and thread book sewing line, thanks to the technological synergy of Canon Italia and Smyth. As it closes in on 40 years of business, STAMPATRE Srl can celebrate having achieved an important position in the digital printing sector in northern Italy.
Under the expert guidance of Angelo Rinaudo and Angelo Volponi, the company has come to specialise in publishing and commercial printing – producing books for publishing houses, book sets, art books, school and university textbooks, manuals, as well as technical, scientific and commercial catalogues and brochures.
Responding swiftly to shifts in market production needs, and investing significantly in new printing and finishing technology, has ensured the company continues to grow strongly and meet the growing demand for digitally-printed publishing products for short-to-micro runs.
This necessity to handle such an intensive production programme was exactly why STAMPATRE recently decided to invest in its second integrated inline digital printing and thread book sewing line. The line comprises a Canon VarioPrint 6330 TITAN printer connected in-line to a state-of-the-art SMYTH DX-70 PLUS folding and sewing system.
‘Our decision to repurchase,’ explained Angelo Rinaudo, ‘came from the positive experience we had using the first system we installed in 2018. We really appreciate how straightforward it is to use, how productive it is, and the cost-saving we are able to achieve.Our company must be able to offer customers a highly-competitive Time To Market (TTM) that guarantees not only turnaround speed but also a top quality finish regardless of the job.’
The two DX-70 Plus lines allow the company to take full advantage of the Canon Varioprint 6330 TITAN printer’s maximum speed. They feed 8-page printed sheets directly to the finisher unit where the buckle folder unit, inserting station and cross folding unit create the multiple 8-page inserted signatures prior to sewing.
This unique configuration not only guarantees unmatchable book spine sewing quality and compactness, but also significantly optimises print volumes and keeps costs, production time and operator engagement to a minimum.
STAMPATRE Srl is an efficient cutting-edge printing company ready to take on the most ambitious publishing challenges of the future, and Smyth, in partnership with Canon Italia, is proud to partner with it on its journey.