The Swiss company, Imaging Solutions AG, develops high-quality machines for the production of premium photo books. The new fastBook professional, which can bind larger books with thicker pages, debuted in Turkey - at Cihan Exclusive Albums, one of the largest wedding book manufacturers in Europe.
Imaging Solutions AG is now installing the fastBook Professional in photo labs and album companies around the world. The first installation took place in July at Cihan Exclusive Albums in Turkey.
The machine offers photo labs and album companies the ability to create premium LayFlat books and albums quickly and cost-effectively. This allows the acquisition costs for the fastBook Professional to be paid off in a very short time. The machine also enables orders to ship in one day, significantly increasing customer satisfaction.
Equipped with Swiss technology, the fastBook Professional can bind photo books from 8x8 to 18x18 inches and allows common silver halide and digital press papers to be used. It is also possible to use inserts in different materials and colors to create thicker pages which is particularly important for wedding albums and other high-quality photo books.
The fastBook Professional is designed for perfect LayFlat book production. Through tightly controlled creasing, folding and pressing, a panoramic image is bound into every two-page spread. There is no gap at the book center to obscure the viewing experience.
According to Lars Knäble from Imaging Solutions AG: "The entire book block is produced in a single operation - with creasing, folding, pressing and gluing. Very little hotmelt glue is required which reduces the material costs and permits the next processing steps to happen right away. So the photobooks can be shipped the same day. "
The success story - Wedding books from Turkey – continues.
The first fastBook professional machine is now used in Izmir, Turkey in daily production at Chihan Exclusive Albums, one of the largest wedding book manufacturers in Turkey. The company operates across Europe and also has an office in Berlin.
Cihan Exclusive Albums produces an average of 100 wedding albums a day in various formats. In the peak wedding season, they can ship up to 200 books a day.
In the summer of 2016, the company was not able to keep up with their production requirements because of the time required to produce each book. This led to the decision to implement the fastBook Professional.
News of the installation of the fastBook Professional in Izmir has spread across the industry: customers from Istanbul and Izmir have already visited the lab to see the new machine at work. According to Managing Director Savash: "The fastBook Professional 1000 is the machine that for the first time surpasses the high quality of careful handwork. It is fully automatic and extremely fast. "
The production of a photo book with twenty pages and inserts by hand takes about 15 to 20 minutes. The machine needs only one tenth of the time. Two minutes are required to assemble the book block so that the entire book is completed in four minutes.