“Previously we’d always sent perfect binding out, but as the type of work we produce has expanded we’re now trying to keep as much in house as possible,” said director Alan Williamson.

“We can see a growth in perfect binding applications, particularly for short run, higher pagination digitally printed work. Others don’t have perfect binding so we want it. The Eurobind 600 is an affordable and cost-effective model,” he added.

The company offers litho, digital and screen printing and the £3.5m turnover, 43 staff firm’s KH66 folder will run alongside a continuous-feed MBO folder. The group will take delivery of the binder, which will run hot glue, and folder in early Autumn.

The Batley, West Yorkshire-based trade and commercial printer is adding a mezzanine floor to its factory this year, which will add around 500sqm. The firm’s Inca Spyder wide-format printer and Zünd digital cutter will move from the production floor to the new mezzanine.

“Once we’ve worked out how much room we’ve got on the production floor we might look at further investments, but at the moment we’re struggling on space. It’s exciting times for us though,” said Williamson.