Riyadh based commercial printer, Al Kheraiji Factory for Printing and Paper Products has installed two new finishing machines from Welbound, in December last year.

The machines are; the automatic paper folding machine Diploma 4Z3X and a three knife trimmer Trident. Talking to PrintWeek MEA, production manager, Ismail Mansur said: "We installed these machines because of increased work load. We do all types of commercial jobs like, flyers, magazines etc. With the new installations, we are able to turn around the production quickly."

The folding machine Diploma can do 4 parallel and 3 cross folds. It has attachments of creasing, perforating or slitting after the buckle fold and knife setting based on the sensors. It can take the maximum sheet size of 1025 x 700mm and has a sheet separation rate of 7500 sheets per hour.

The other machine installed Trident; is a three knife trimmer which has maximum book size of 440 x 300mm and maximum pile height of 100mm. It goes to speed of 20 cycles/ minute.

Mansur said that if the volumes continued to increase they might buy a laminating and gluing machine in future.