When preparing to invest in a new workflow, Friesens determined which crucial criteria best served their clientele: high performance, innovation, substantially increased capacity and radically streamlined production. All of these requirements were met by Manroland Sheetfed utilizing a golden format in the book imposition world, a 73” wide XXL super format. This provides an imposition of up to 64 pages, printed both sides in one pass or for added streamlining, the ability to slit-down a 64 page format into a 2-up, 32 page imposition, in-line.
“What Friesens has accomplished is very rare,” said Sean Springett, U.S. and Canadian marketing manager for Manroland Sheetfed. “They increased their productivity by four times their current workflow. The combination of perfecting, press speed and sheet size, all in a single pass press has afforded a competitive edge unmatched by other book printers in a sheetfed press, specifically in North America.”
“This installation demonstrates our long-term commitment to our book publishing customers and ensures our employee owners have advanced equipment to help them succeed in the North American print market,” said Curwin Friesen, CEO of Friesens Corporation.