ROSEVILLE, Calif.—Harris & Bruno International announces that the first open house of its ExcelCoat ZRS Flood/Spot Coater workflow center March 11–12 was a success, already resulting in at least one ZRS sale, with more demonstrations planned.
“We’re excited for customers to see the ExcelCoat ZRS’s various spot coating capabilities,” Vice President of Global Business Development Scott Michels said about why the open house was held. “We have perfected our optical registration system and this was our first time showcasing the entire workflow, from pre-press, to plate cutting, mounting, and running the machine.”
Among the highlights of the open house, customers were most drawn to the accuracy of ExcelCoat’s spot registration and the swiftness of every setup or changeover.
“Soft touch, gloss, priming, H&B can take care of you,” said attending Hewlett Packard Executive Account Manager Eric Zirbel. “Just a very well-built machine. Given my technical/mechanical background and testing various pieces of equipment, I have to say that I am impressed with the workmanship. A great value for production and quality.”
The ExcelCoat ZRS Spot Coater is a high-throughput, multipurpose machine that raises the bar in advanced finishing machinery. Utilizing a quick-change flexo-style plate system and sophisticated camera registration technology, the ZRS is the perfect fit for packaging and commercial print applications. Harris & Bruno is planning more open houses, and encourages anyone interested in attending the next one to send an email to [email protected].
Got your operators gritting their teeth about the new assignment of applying grit coating over a specialized job? Call Harris & Bruno. We have the equipment and experience to make it happen. Here are some tips:
- H&B’s trusted chamber/anilox metering system—featuring proper metering blades an anilox roll of the correct volume to carry large particulates
- A pumping system utilizing Smart Pumps with Viscosity Control to keep the coating moving at the correct speed
- A Duo Mixer in the coating pail able to keep a proper mix of the coating without particulates settling to the bottom
He’s continuing to sell anilox rolls & support technical sales for international & domestic markets
Scott Michels, Harris & Bruno Vice President of Sales & Marketing, is looking forward to Sean continuing his anilox roll work, as well as growing in his new role.
“Sean has been a great member of our team the past two years,” Scott said. “He has a passion for the industry and has shown a commitment to learning the details of how Harris & Bruno equipment compliments the customer base we serve. Spending more time in the field will surely help to develop his career and industry knowledge moving ahead. He is a professional, helpful person whom I know our Northeast customers will welcome.”
Harris & Bruno International has been manufacturing ancillary components for printing presses for more than 60 years. Current products focus on inking and coating systems, specializing in chambered doctor blade systems, anilox rolls and pumping solutions. With offices in America, Europe and Asia, as well as on-site engineers with expertise in all your printing and anilox needs, Harris & Bruno provides superior sales, service and support. As the most vertically integrated supplier of anilox rolls in the USA, H&B offers anilox roll manufacturing, plasma coating, laser engraving, cleaning, and cell measuring and certification all under one roof! Please visit www.harris-bruno.com for more information.
Learn How H&B Coating Equipment is Preferred Worldwide
CHICAGO – Harris & Bruno International invites you to visit PRINT Booth #955 at McCormick Place Sept. 8-12 to learn about their high performance printing & coating equipment, including sought-after offline/inline coaters that apply UV and AQ.
With decades of experience providing innovative products to the printing industry, Harris & Bruno has the knowledge and reputation to improve the delivery and look of your coating. We invite you to come and learn why the H&B LithoCoat system is the preferred chamber/anilox/circulation system for tower coaters throughout the world.
H&B also invites you to take some of the many ExcelCoat Offline/Inline Coater samples that will be on display. The ExcelCoat ZR is H&B’s “Flagship” machine that delivers the highest productivity and output with advanced automation and a linked PLC control system throughout all its components. An H&B chamber/anilox metering system makes the ZR ideal for running both UV and water-based coatings, such as UV Gloss, UV Matte, and AQ Soft Touch. The ExcelCoat ZRB “Base Level” machine offers excellent reliability at a modest price. Its precise manual controls and reverse roll metering system are perfect for UV flood coating. Chamber/anilox and IR dryer are optional. Both ExcelCoat models are available in 21”, 30”, and 42” widths.
Harris & Bruno Senior Sales Staff will be at PRINT Booth #955 to answer all your coating questions or set up an ExcelCoat demonstration. We encourage you to take samples, watch a video about ExcelCoat’s benefits, and enjoy a glass of Bruno Cellars Wine.
Harris & Bruno International has been engineering and manufacturing ancillary components for printing presses for more than 60 years. Products focus on inking and coating systems, specializing in chambered doctor blade systems, offline/inline coaters, pumping solutions, and anilox rolls. As the most vertically integrated supplier of anilox rolls in the USA, H&B manufactures, services, cleans, and re-engraves them! With offices in America, Europe and Asia, Harris & Bruno provides superior sales, service and support. Please visit www.harris-bruno.com for more information.
Proper Care and Technical Expertise Provide Results
Streaking and inconsistent coating laydown – two things that can quickly cause a job to be rejected and send even the most savvy printer scrambling for solutions.
For example, a printer seeing streaks in matte/soft touch over dark solids recently contacted Harris & Bruno International. He thought the answer was to re-engrave an anilox roll from 8.5 to 10 BCM. We had a few questions.
As the most vertically integrated supplier of anilox rolls in the USA, Harris & Bruno offers roll manufacturing, plasma coating, laser engraving, cleaning, and cell measuring and certification under one roof. So there was no doubt we could answer his request. We just wanted to make sure it was the right solution.
Turns out, the customer just had plugged anilox roll cells. Harris & Bruno was able to offer him a professional cleaning with a quick turnaround time. Expertise also revealed that an H&B anilox roll engraved to a new spec could properly apply his specialty AQ coating. The right solutions were found, money was saved and a partnership was formed.
Plugged anilox roll cells can happen quicker than you think. To ensure consistent results from your anilox, follow these simple practices:
- Use Protective Roll Covers For Transport & Storage
- Daily End-of-Shift Cleaning
- Weekly Scrubbing with Brush and pH Neutral Anilox Cleaner
- Professional Cleanings Throughout the Year at Intervals Appropriate to Types of Ink or Coating Used
An easy and free way to find out if your anilox roll needs a professional cleaning or a re-engrave is through administering Harris & Bruno’s ASAP Diagnostic Kit. First, contact H&B so we can send you some ASAP Kits. Send us the results and we’ll provide a free, in-depth analysis on the overall condition and cleanliness of the roll along with recommendations and microscopic pictures.
Harris & Bruno also offers a free, 15-page Anilox Guide to help printers realize how to take full advantage of anilox roll applications for outstanding coating and inking results. Please visit our website at www.harris-bruno.com or contact us at (916) 781-7676 for more information.
WHO: Leandra Wilson POSITION: Director of Strategic Operations & Human Resources BACKGROUND: 10 years of Human Resources Management experience, including three years as Harris & Bruno’s Human Resources Manager ROSEVILLE, Calif. – Harris & Bruno International announces Leandra Wilson has been named Director of Strategic Operations & Human Resources.First focusing on supporting inside sales domestically and internationally, Leandra’s duties include recruiting and helping make every Harris & Bruno department more structured, focused and efficient.“From building on the strengths of why Harris & Bruno Chambers and Pumping Systems are the choice of OEMs across the world, to analyzing the amazing success of our Anilox Roll Department, I want to help all team members better appreciate our processes,” Leandra said. “Even to the point of understanding why so many businesses are interested in the developments of our ExcelCoat Offline Coater, I’m here to help our team know the direction of our company’s success and how they each can make daily decisions that benefit it.” Leandra already has a very good understanding of Harris & Bruno operations because she was the H&B Human Resources Manager from 2008-2011.Harris & Bruno International has been manufacturing ancillary components for printing presses for more than 60 years. Current products focus on inking and coating systems, specializing in chambered doctor blade systems, anilox rolls and pumping solutions. As the most vertically integrated supplier of anilox rolls in the USA, we offer anilox roll manufacturing, plasma coating, laser engraving, cleaning, and cell measuring and certification all under one roof! With offices in America, Europe and Asia, as well as on-site engineers with expertise in all your printing and anilox needs, Harris & Bruno provides superior sales, service and support. Please visit www.harris-bruno.com for more information.