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Service Business Forms installs new Nipson for variable data printing

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(Cradley Heath, UK) - March 29, 2005 – Service Business Forms, a specialist forms and business documentation printer, recently installed an additional Nipson digital printing press for their plant just outside of Birmingham, England. The company purchased the additional press to handle increased volumes of direct mail work, bar coded business forms, tags and labels, as well as a wide range of specialty applications such as council and election print.  Service Business Forms’ second Nipson operates in line with its existing unit for an efficient roll-to-roll, one pass, twin-engine duplex (TED) process. The flexibility of this configuration also allows both Nipsons to be operated separately. This enables SBF to switch freely between simplex and duplex systems and provides additional capacity during peak periods. “Demand for two-sided personalisation from many of our customers has increased in volume and Nipson’s versatile solution allows us to serve this trend while continuing to grow markets in simplex variable data printing,” says Rod Trow, Managing Director of Service Business Forms.  “Nipson’s highly flexible technology also allows us to efficiently personalise tags, labels and a wide range of substrates.” Cold flash fusing is a key differentiating technology at the heart of Nipson presses.  Since this technology does not heat the printed substrate, it allows for easy throughput and finishing of a wide range of stocks, including heat-sensitive and/or self-adhesive materials as well as labels, tags, tickets, and plastic cards. Cold-flash fusion is also essential in applications that require duplex personalisation, as the paper must be fed through the print engine twice – a process that can reduce productivity if the substrate is altered by a heat fusion process. Service Business Forms’ first Nipson, purchased in 1998, helped establish the company in the direct mail market.  At the time, the print management supplier was looking for a reliable digital printing system that could increase its production efficiency and eliminate downtime, while providing greater substrate flexibility. “Service Business Forms has grown its business through the reliability and flexibility of Nipson,” Says Denis Crook, Account Manager, of Nipson UK. “We are pleased that Nipson can help further accelerate this growth and diversification with the installation of this second Nipson printing system.”