Above, the Harris & Bruno International booth stayed busy during Graph Expo 2015. Below, the show machine was purchased by Cedar Graphics out of Hiawatha, Iowa. Pictured, from left, are H&B Sales Manager Sean Tobler, Cedar Graphics Owner / CEO Hassan Igram, and Cedar Graphics Account Managers Dan Selzer and Mike Potter. Cedar Graphics is looking forward to ExcelCoat complimenting their digital variable data capabilities through allowing them to apply a wide variety of coatings to short runs offline.
Customer & OEM Engagement Continues to Grow for ExcelCoat
“With additional ExcelCoats in the worldwide market every year, word is spreading to printers and press manufacturers that ExcelCoat offers advanced coating capabilities with automation and high throughput,” said Scott Michels, Harris & Bruno VP of Sales & Marketing. “It was a pleasure to meet with many of our partners and develop new partnerships at Graph Expo this year.”
Showcased with live demonstrations in H&B’s Graph Expo booth was an ExcelCoat ZR30 with the features of a Corona Treatment Unit and Duplexer. The Corona unit eases wettability for primers/coatings over substrates and ink traditionally difficult for adhesion.
The Duplexer flips sheets inline for seamless duplex coating or to prepare prints for the next downstream finishing process. ExcelCoat’s chamber/anilox metering system is the preferred method for applying AQ, soft touch, matte, and other coatings with particulates.
Harris & Bruno International has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for more than 65 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coatings systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping and wash-up systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct office and dealers. Please visit www.harris-bruno.com for more information.
Harris & Bruno Coater to First Be Demonstrated at Graph Expo
Harris & Bruno announces that the ExcelCoat offline/inline coater for UV & AQ to be demonstrated in the H&B booth at Graph Expo has been sold to Cedar Graphics in Hiawatha, Iowa.
This fully automated ExcelCoat ZR30 with a high-pile feeder and stacker is able to run sheets up to 30″ x 30″ at 220 feet per minute. Its chamber/anilox metering system excels at applying water-based, UV matte, soft touch, coating with particulates, and specialty coating. Automatic wash-up and the ability to save 50 jobs allows easy repeatability with quick changeovers and minimal downtime.
“We’re really expanding on our digital variable data capabilities,” said Justin McDonald, Cedar Graphics Marketing Solutions Manager. “ExcelCoat will be a nice compliment to this by allowing us to apply a wide variety of coatings to short runs offline.”
Cedar Graphics already had a strong demand for applying soft touch coating via their offset presses. With ExcelCoat, they’re looking for a similar seamless process offline. Visit www.cedargraphicsinc.com to learn more about Cedar Graphic’s popular web-to-print services and how their multiple offset and HP Indigo Digital Presses allow them to handle a large variety of jobs in-house for local and out-of-state clients.