Allen Press Acquires Industry Leading H&B ExcelCoat ZR30 Coater

Harris & Bruno International ExcelCoat ZR30 Sheetfed Coater for AQ & UV Installed at Allen Press

H&B ExcelCoat ZR30 Sheetfed Coater installed at Allen Press

Lawrence, Kan. – October 20, 2018 – Allen Press, Inc. is excited to announce the purchase of an ExcelCoat ZR30, manufactured by Harris & Bruno International. The ExcelCoat ZR30 greatly expands in-house specialty coating capabilities, allowing Allen Press to produce top-quality products with even more efficiency.

“We decided on H&B because they have the absolute best coaters in our industry, with the newest technology,” said Allen Press CEO Randy Radosevich. “We want to offer superior full-service printing to our customers and the ExcelCoat ZR30 provides that premium level coating you can’t get at most print shops. Our customers will love the coating effects the ExcelCoat ZR30 can deliver and the quality difference will be very noticeable.”

Installed in August 2018, the new coater efficiently produces digital sized sheet print jobs with different coating technologies and impeccably applies aqueous soft touch coating to digitally printed projects. With recent purchases such as two digital presses, a die cutter and foil stamper, and a saddle stitcher, Allen Press has positioned itself as one of the industry’s most modern and innovate printing companies.

“We have been so impressed by the breadth of offerings that Allen Press provides,” Sean Tobler, Harris & Bruno International Regional Manager said. “They are growing quickly, adding innovative equipment and have a super tenacious team. H&B is looking forward to helping Allen Press expand their capabilities and offer more to their customers through value-added coating application.”

The ExcelCoat ZR30 has already been producing high-quality results, running a number of digital sized projects. With the new coater’s versatility, high speed and premium quality as well as the professionalism and care shown by Harris & Bruno International, Allen Press customers will benefit for years to come.

“The entire H&B team has been pros to work with. From sales to project managers to the installation. Even H&B President Nick Bruno checked in to ensure we were completely satisfied,” said Allen Press CEO Randy Radosevich.  “It’s been one of the best experiences in working with a vendor on a new equipment install. And we’ve installed lots of new equipment over the last few years.”

Visit http://blog.harris-bruno.com/category/testimonials/ to read how Allen Press and other printers rely on the Harris & Bruno series of ExcelCoat offline/inline coaters for UV and AQ.

Harris & Bruno International manufactures the highest-quality machines built to excel in the most demanding production environments. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. With customers spanning the globe, H&B is proud to have a worldwide network of service and support teams. Visit our website or contact us today for more information: www.harris-bruno.com

Allen Press Acquires Industry Leading H&B ExcelCoat ZR30 Coater

Harris & Bruno International ExcelCoat ZR30 Sheetfed Coater for AQ & UV Installed at Allen Press

H&B ExcelCoat ZR30 Sheetfed Coater installed at Allen Press

Q: Introduce yourself, your title, and your company?
A:
Randy Radosevich, CEO of Allen Press.

Q: When did you purchase an ExcelCoat and what kind do you have?
A:
The ExcelCoat ZR30 was purchased in June 2018, and just recently installed in August 2018.

Q: What were your previous limitations, before you began working with H&B?
A:
We were unable to coat digital size sheets, and further aqueous coat any pieces that were offline, as well as limited offline to only UV gloss coatings. Like most shops, we would have to run components of small sized projects (that require coating) on larger presses that normally handled sheet-fed jobs, thus taking longer and making it more inefficient and wasteful.  

Q: What made you look to H&B equipment for solutions?
A:
We looked at all the manufacturers and wanted the best and the most innovative technology and equipment. We decided on H&B because they have the absolute best coaters in our industry, with the newest technology. We want to offer premium print jobs to our customers and the ExcelCoat ZR30 provides that top-quality coating. No other equipment can produce at such a high level. So, our customers also inherit this advantage. The quality difference is very noticeable.

Q: What were the obstacles to making a buying decision?
A:
Trying to find a coater that is top quality and most versatile, and that would efficiently produce digital sized sheet print jobs with different coating technologies as well as impeccably apply aqueous soft touch coating to our digitally printed projects.

Q: How has ExcelCoat expanded your capabilities? 
A:
It has allowed us to move all specialty coating in-house. It also enables us to produce top-quality, short run covers on our digital presses.

Q: What three specific features do you find most beneficial about the ExcelCoat?
A:1. Chamber/Anilox Metering System
     2. Extended feeder and delivery for feeding large sized sheets
     3. Overall speed

Q: What sets H&B apart from other manufacturers you have worked with?
A:
They are the leaders in the industry and have the best technology. The entire team has been pros to work with. From sales to project managers to the installation. Even H&B President Nick Bruno checked in to ensure we were completely satisfied. It’s been one of the best experiences in working with a vendor on a new equipment install. And we’ve installed lots of new equipment over the last few years.

Is there anything you would like to add?
A:
We’ve already ran a digital sized project and it turned out perfectly, and at the same top-quality as our sheet fed press (which also uses a H&B coater in-line).  

Harris & Bruno Highlights ExcelCoat Spot and Web Coaters at Print 18

Harris & Bruno spot coater, web coater

Featured in the ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters for UV and AQ are the ExcelCoat ZRS Spot Coater, left, and ExcelCoat Duplex Web Coater, right

CHICAGO—Harris & Bruno International invites you to booth 3047 at Print 18 to see how the ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters for UV and AQ masterfully apply flood or spot coating to sheetfed or web prints from multiple OEMs. 

“Years of experience advancing chamber/anilox technology allows us to apply UV, AQ and specialty coating to digital prints with high-quality precision,” said H&B President Nick Bruno. “We invite you to visit our booth to see the samples for yourself and hear the many success stories of ExcelCoat owners.”

Manufactured and assembled in California, The ExcelCoat series is built on the principles of throughput, automation and reliability. Featured at Print 18 Sept. 30—Oct. 2 will be samples from an ExcelCoat ZRS Spot Coater and ExcelCoat Web Coater. Visit Harris & Bruno booth 3047 for more information.

Harris & Bruno manufactures the highest-quality machines built to excel in the most demanding production environments. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. With customers spanning the globe, H&B is proud to have a worldwide network of service and support teams. Visit our website or contact us today for more information: www.harris-bruno.com

H&B Receives Export Achievement Award from United States Department of Commerce

In recognition of Harris & Bruno International’s achievement in the global marketplace, the United States Department of Commerce awarded H&B an Export Achievement Award at the CA Chamber International Forum Meeting in Sacramento, CA on May 24.

Roseville, CA–In recognition of Harris & Bruno International’s achievement in the global marketplace, the United States Department of Commerce awarded H&B an Export Achievement Award at the CA Chamber International Forum Meeting in Sacramento, CA on May 24.

“It’s an honor to receive this award,” said Nick Bruno, H&B President. “Twenty years ago we embarked on a mission to export a significant amount of our products, which at the time seemed like such a daunting task. After many years of hard work by our very dedicated team at H&B, export is now over 50% of our business and a daily way of life.”

A global provider of printing and coating equipment, H&B has exported to over 32 countries in the last 5 years. Headquartered in Roseville, CA, H&B also has offices in Europe, Japan, and China as well as distribution agreements in most other areas of the world. The CA headquarters is home to 74,000 sq. ft manufacturing operations where all exports are manufactured, assembled and shipped. With customers spanning the globe, H&B is proud to have a worldwide network of service and support teams.

Visit our website or contact us today for more information: www.harris-bruno.com

Harris & Bruno Excited to Highlight HP Partnership at Dscoop Vienna

Harris & Bruno International ExcelCoat ZRS ZR30 Spot Coater

ExcelCoat ZRS Spot Coater

Harris & Bruno International is excited to celebrate at Dscoop Vienna June 13-15 the worldwide success stories of H&B coaters complimenting HP Digital Presses at major customer sites.
 
For sheet-fed printing, the H&B ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters for UV and AQ compliment HP Indigo Digital Presses at installations across the world. The ExcelCoat series includes the fully automated ZR and the ZRS Spot Coater with optical registration, both with high-pile feeder/stacker.
 
For web printing, H&B Web Coaters specializing in priming and/or coating compliment HP PageWide Web Presses at worldwide customer locations.
 
“Along with many HP partnerships, we’re also celebrating our company’s 70th anniversary and 20 years serving the European community,” said H&B President Nick Bruno. “As part of our 20th year serving the European community, we are strengthening our team in Europe by adding the position of Technical Director EMEA, which has been filled by Joe Rodriguez.”
 
Joe spent several years working for H&B in the U.S. and has just relocated himself and his family to Germany. Other administration, service, and support functions have been added at Harris & Bruno Europe (HBE), and some have already been filled. All of these strategic changes are being made to better support H&B growth in Europe.
 
Visit Harris & Bruno at Dscoop Vienna to discuss with our team how Harris & Bruno coating equipment is such a success at complimenting HP Digital Presses.
 
Harris & Bruno manufactures the highest-quality machines built to excel in the most demanding production environments. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. With customers spanning the globe, H&B is proud to have a worldwide network of service and support teams. Visit our website or contact us today for more information: www.harris-bruno.com

Harris & Bruno Remote Support Now Standard on Every ExcelCoat

Harris & Bruno International announces that all ExcelCoat offline/inline coaters for UV & AQ now come standard with remote support.

ExcelCoat remote support includes a web cam for troubleshooting coating application or mechanical issues, and Wi-Fi access for remote electrical diagnostics. This feature has been standard on every ExcelCoat installed since 2017. Retrofits are available for prior installs.

H&B remote support became standard due to the increase of large, integrated printers utilizing ExcelCoats across multiple shifts.

“It’s all about connecting the customer with the manufacturer to quickly get through any issue,” said H&B Regional Sales Manager Sean Tobler. “Very few finishing equipment manufacturers have the depth and know-how to offer services like this.”

Harris & Bruno manufactures the highest quality machines built to excel in the most demanding production environments. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. With customers spanning the globe, H&B is proud to have a worldwide network of service and support teams. Visit our website or contact us today for more information: www.harris-bruno.com

Harris & Bruno Daily Gemba Management Spring Newsletter

ROSEVILLE, CA— Over the last year, Harris & Bruno has been undergoing many changes to better align ourselves to lean principles and continuous improvement ideals. With these changes we have seen numerous process improvements and increased efficiencies in many areas of the company.

One of the major additions to our workflow at H&B has been the addition of Daily Gemba Management. Our Plant Manager and Ceritified Lean Expert Daniel Carr has prepared a newsletter to explain what Daily Gemba Management is, why it is important, and how it has been instilled at H&B.

Click below to download or preview the newsletter and learn more about our exciting lean journey at H&B!

 

H&B Showcases ExcelCoat Sheet/Web Options at 2018 Xeikon Cafe

ITASCA, IL– Harris & Bruno International is excited to announce that they will be attending the 2018 Xeikon Café in Itasca, Illinois this May. H&B is a leading global provider of printing and coating equipment for the commercial and packaging industries.

At Xeikon Café, H&B will be showcasing their ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters for UV & AQ. ExcelCoat sheet coaters include the fully-automated ZR flood coater, and semi-automated ZRB “Base” flood coater. For web, H&B will be showcasing the 22” simplex or duplex ExcelCoat Web Coater. In addition to gloss, matte, and soft touch, the ExcelCoat series excels at custom applications and applying high-end specialty coatings like glitter, reticulated, and scented coatings. H&B coating systems are installed inline or near-line presses all over the globe, supported by H&B’s worldwide network of direct offices and service teams.

Harris & Bruno is looking forward to learning and collaborating with the Xeikon network during this special event. Visit us at Xeikon Cafe learn more about how ExcelCoat can answer your business’s unique needs.

Harris & Bruno manufactures the highest quality machines built to excel in the most demanding production environments. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. With customers spanning the globe, H&B is proud to have a worldwide network of service and support teams. Visit our website or contact us today for more information: www.harris-bruno.com

H&B Celebrates Ongoing Partnership with HP at Dscoop 2018

HB-DSCOOP

DALLAS, Texas— Harris & Bruno International announces they will be attending Dscoop March 25-28  to celebrate their ongoing partnership with HP.

H&B is proud to offer fully automated priming and over coating systems for both sheet and web applications. The H&B ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters excels at high quality spot and flood coating applications for UV & AQ. H&B has channeled 70 years of experience into ExcelCoat’s superior chamber/anilox system, which leads the industry in applying gloss, soft touch, matte, and other high-end coatings with particulates.

As a proud partner, H&B has participated in Dscoop events in the America’s, EMEA, and APJ for many years. With ExcelCoat coating systems installed in conjunction with HP sheet and web presses worldwide, H&B looks forward to sharing how the ExcelCoat series can complement HP presses.

Visit Dscoop booth #143 to see ExcelCoat samples and get more information on how H&B can bring your business to the next level.

Harris & Bruno Celebrates 70 Years of Innovation

Harris & Bruno 70th Anniversary

ROSEVILLE, Calif.—Harris & Bruno International is proud to announce that 2018 marks the 70th year of operation for this worldwide printing and coating equipment manufacturing business.

“From supplying chambered doctor blades, circulation systems and coating modules in the flexographic and offset industries to introducing our AQ/UV coating technology on high-throughput offline/inline coaters in the digital market – innovation has been key to our success,” said H&B President Nick Bruno. “Just as important is that we have built a reputation of providing well-built machinery with global support.”

In fact, Harris & Bruno Europe is celebrating its 20th anniversary this year. Further H&B sales and service are available worldwide.

“Due to the hard work of our dedicated employees, we are on solid footing for continuing a strong future for many years to come,” Nick Bruno said. “But above all, we thank our customers and partners for allowing this tradition of a family business in the printing industry to continue so long.”

Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com