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Paragon eyes flexibility with Horizon BQ-500

Paragon Customer Communications (PCC) has invested in a new Horizon four clamp BQ-500 iCE binder to address increased demand for variable book production flexibility.

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The Horizon BQ-500 offers memory storage of up to 999 jobs

Purchased from Intelligent Finishing Systems, the 800bph Horizon BQ-500 includes a 12.1” colour touchscreen, memory storage of up to 999 jobs, pre-installed variable software capability and variable thickness production of 5mm. 

The machine also features Horizon’s cloud-based iCE LiNK workflow that provides access to a dashboard that reports real-time production analysis, remote update capabilities and scheduled maintenance. 

Steven Atkins, head of litho at PCC, comments: “We have been using a Horizon BQ-270V single clamp perfect binder and were pleased with the equipment and service provided from IFS. 

“As part of an investment into our perfect binding capabilities we identified the need for a system that offered greater efficiencies for longer runs.”

PCC forms part of the Paragon Group and provides end-to-end communications solutions that help businesses connect with customers.  

“It was easy to familiarise with the new features, and they offer improvements on usability and flexibility of the equipment,” Atkins says, adding: “It also gives us the additional capacity we needed and delivers the required productivity.  

“The IFS team provided fantastic support, both during and after the installation of the new equipment.”

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