Duplo iSaddle v Horizon Stitchliner 6000 v ?


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Would really appreciate this forum's input on this, especially by users who have had experience with both systems. We are currently looking at the Stitchliner 6000 and the Duplo iSaddle 5.0. We're looking at 20 stations / two towers as anything above this (80+ pages), as well as thin substrates (50gsm) will be finished by folding, followed by a Müller Martini saddle stitching system. We have tested the Stitchliner thoroughly and were impressed with make-ready times as well as quality of output. It had clear limitations when handling thin substrates, this is why we'll want to keep our other finishing line (folding/saddle stitch). The Stitchliner is about 30% more expensive than the iSaddle.

For context, here's what we are trying to achieve: 1) move all of our digitally printed brochures from Theisen & Bonitz saddle stitcher to new system and 2) avoid folding on offset-printed brochures, wherever possible and cost-effective.

Any thoughts? Questions to clarify what we're trying to achieve?


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The Horizon Stitchliner is JDF enabled for automation. With shorter runs, variability and all other parameters involved in brochures / booklet making, JDF will futureproof your production environment. Ultimate Bindery is our technology and can be integrated into most prepress workflow (ideal is with Ultimate Impostrip). Stitchers that are JDF enabled and are currently supported include CP Bourg, Horizon and MeccanoTecnica to name a few. If you want to discuss this, don't hesitate to contact us.
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@Ultimate Years ago I was told that CP Bourg was very hard to setup. Would you know if that is still true?
Price wise between the three: Duplo, Horizon & CP Bourg, I suspect CP is highest, Duplo Lowest and Horizon in the middle. Is this correct?


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