“The Jet Press 720S had been on our radar for a few years,” says Jamie Stanborough, operations director, CPI Books. “And when we made the decision to focus exclusively on book printing at this location, it became the clear and obvious choice to handle the increasing number of short run jobs we’re being tasked with. We made the decision to move our existing digital presses to CPI Colour, our commercial printing site close by – which will now handle all of our general commercial print work – leaving our facility to focus exclusively on book printing.
“Our location in Croydon is the color center for all our UK binding sites. We have six litho presses and a full and extensive range of pre-press and finishing equipment, which deliver some three million book jackets and covers to our UK binding sites every week. These include covers for some of the biggest names and brands in publishing such as the Harry Potter series, David Walliams, Sarah J. Mass and Game of Thrones,” he added.
“The majority of this work is litho printed, but publishers are increasingly reluctant to hold on to inventory and are looking to print shorter runs more often,” Stanborough noted. “That’s where the Jet Press really comes into its own. Color matching to litho is straightforward and the colour consistency is exceptional. With the Jet Press we can be 100% confident that a reprint months or even years later will be a precise match to the original.”