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Plockmatic 200 Booklet Making System at IVA GROEP in The Netherlands

”The ease of use it’s the true benefit of the 200 system. We never know in advance what the next job will look like so changing setup, formats, programming etc needs to bee easy. The System 200 is the perfect fit for us with the mix of jobs we have in the copyshop.”


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    Mr. Jaap Valk General Manager at IVA

IVA GROEP in Rotterdam, The Netherlands is a one stop shop for office supplies and needs, stationery, copying, printing offset as well as digital. IVA is a privately held company that was founded 24 years ago as copy shop that now employs a total of 27 people. Our initial, customer groups included students and universities. Over the years IVA has expanded to a full fledged office Services and supply company. Additionally, IVA carries office furniture,

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stationeries as well as providing print copying service. IVA are centrally located in the city of Rotterdam in The Netherlands. While printing remains the major part of our business we have positioned ourselves as a truly single source provider for all your professional office needs. Having been an industry player for almost 25 years IVA hold a strong local presence with a strong loyal customer base.

The copy / print shop:

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The copy shop department employs five highly trained workers and manages all digital printed volume. The offset section is located in Capelle aan den Ijssel. Mr.Jaap Valk is General Manager at IVA GROEP and also manages the copy shop.

The applications:

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The applications at IVA cover a wide variety of all imaginable document types. The students and non-profit organizations (sports clubs etc) contributes a substantial component of the print volume.
Paper substrate varies from basic 80gsm copying to full

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    Mr. Dennis Rodenburg sets the ACF 510 on System 200 with ease

bleeds colour documents on silk paper. Offset-produced material is also often compiled into the job, static portions on offset and variable on digital. IVA can provide practically all thinkable types of finishing: stapled wire-o, perfect bound and naturally booklets. The digitally produced monthly volume is approximately 500K monochrome and 100K color; with the volume growing continuously. The sizes of documents vary considerably, with the major part regular A3 and A4. Digitally printed materials are often printed on SRA3 (over sized) and cut down for full bleed. Color material on A4 is also often printed
on SRA3 2-up for cost reduction.

The equipment:

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    Mr. Martiziano Nascimento about to load Offset printed sheets to in the ACF510 collator/feeder

The equipment at IVA consist of printers and finishing machines that could handle practically any job request that comes up. 3 Océ monochrome production printers, a Xerox DocuColor 6060 and a Océ ColorWave for wide format handles the printing. The equipment used for post printing are: Perfect binder, wire-o, paper guillotine, scanners etc. The Plockmatic 200 System fills the booklet making needs for both the internally digitally produced documents sometimes also combined with the externally produced offset material.

Benefits of the Plockmatic 200 Booklet making System:

Jaap Valk the General manager says:
“We have a long term relation with SDD Netherlands and they have helped us with many finishing products.
The ease of use it’s the true benefit of the 200 system. We never know in advance what the next job will look like so changing setup, formats, programming etc needs to be easy.
We also use the hand feed option a lot for smaller series, its really convenient, just drop the sets in there. They come nice and pre-sorted direct from the printer. Great for the short runs that needs to be completed fast.
We used some on-line equipment in the past but often found that it was blocked. If a printer was down we could not move production to other printers etc. The 200 system is much more flexible and matches our needs better. Now we could easily swap print jobs between the printers.
The air separation on the ACF 510 really helps when feeding some tricky stocks. This really separates the ACF 510 from other collators.
The System 200 is the perfect fit for us with the mix of jobs we have in our copyshop.”

Interview and site visit was done on September 15th by Ulf Forsberg from Plockmatic International AB with Mr Jaap Valk from IVA GROEP General Manager and member of the board of directors. For sales info on Plockmatic products in The Netherlands please contact Mr. Theo Weijers at SDD.