According to the commercial printing company, the Mercury, which was purchased from Intelligent Finishing Systems (IFS) and installed in March, has made lamination work on short-run digital jobs faster and more cost-effective.

Nutan co-proprietor Reg Rathod said: “No longer relying on third-party finishers means we can offer lamination on all work and keep costs in-house. Sending it out took time and was costly.

“We have already seen a 50% increase in the amount of lamination we’re doing.”

The Mercury 530SF installed at Nutan is a fully automatic model with a top speed of 30m/min.

Nutan operates a number of digital and conventional presses, including a Konica Minolta Bizhub, installed six months ago, and a five-colour Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52.

Rathod, who assessed other laminators before opting for the Mercury, added: “We liked the Foliant’s ease of operation and we believed the build quality was better. We have worked with IFS for a long time and if they have chosen to represent Foliant then we trust the system will meet our expectations.”