West Molesey-based print supplier 4-Print recently invested in two Vivid print finishing systems to sit alongside the company’s Heidelberg Versafire CP digital press to handle laminating, creasing and perforating.


Nigel Fountain, managing director of 4-Print, says: “During our research for a suitable supplier Vivid was a name that kept coming up, and they seemed to be well-respected with positive feedback from current users.”


The company eventually came down in favour of  Vivid’s Matrix 530 Duplex Laminator with Omniflow deep pile feeder to cope with banner sheets of 700mm, and a Magnum MC-35A for creasing and perforating.


“We were attracted to both pieces of equipment because of the fast set-up times and ease of use. Both items made an instant impact on production. Same day laminating enabled us to meet deadlines never achievable before, while the perforating and creasing for short run work perfectly complemented our existing set up. 


“Short run digital production has gone up significantly, and we’re now handling everything from business cards to folders and multi-page brochures,” he concludes.