Wanda Kelly, acting print room supervisor at the Digital Print Centre, finds the Mobi 500 easy to operate.
As the communication resources hub of the University of Melbourne, the Digital Print Centre recognises the importance of providing a complete service to the various faculties on campus which are responsible for educating some 43,000 students annually. In addition to on demand printing, the on-site print department provides complete project management from concept development, design and layout to production for desktop publishing of non university branded material. To complement its print and design services the Digital Print Centre offers full finishing facilities including binding, laminating, folding and perforating.
Manager Tony Bertolotti estimates that 50% of the Centre’s work is wire or coil bound, a requirement that recently had the Centre looking for a mobile, easy-to-use wire binder which did not require air compressors. After searching the internet, he came up with the RENZ Mobi 500 as a perfect solution. The unit was installed two months ago by Renz-Masterbind, the Australian subsidiary of RENZ, who were able to offer a total package that met all criteria and conformed to the strict guidelines for purchase set down by the University of Melbourne.
“Renz-Masterbind made the decision easy for us,” says Bertolotti. “There was no pressure selling and they were a professional and helpful bunch of guys, whose commitment was exemplary. They were efficient, genuine, accurate and technically savvy and have kept in regular contact since our installation to ensure we have a hassle-free process.”
The Mobi 500 offers a short set-up time of just five minutes for wire size changes using digital controls via a touchscreen. The flexible ring wire binder is able to bind booklets from 100mm to 500mm at a rate of 800 per hour as well as skip bind or insert calendar hangers automatically. It fits easily through a standard doorway making it an ideal binding solution where space is limited, while a spool lift ensures easy loading.
“The automated process has made our business more flexible, streamlined and a lot more efficient so we can meet tight deadlines,” adds Bertolotti. “It has also allowed students to benefit from faster turnaround and a superior quality finish.”