Care to Taste the success of Hearing customers’ praises as their Senses are awakened through your prints? Via Harris & Bruno International’s celebrated coating system:
Sight: From smooth-as-ice UV gloss to sparkling glitter, eye-catching coating applied with Harris & Bruno’s specialized anilox rolls via our renowned coating system and 1-3 fully automated pumping units is sure to wow!
Touch: While flipping through advertisements, it’s the velvety soft touch of a post card, package or magazine cover that will always provoke the public’s attention to rub the specialized coating applied via H&B’s unmatched coating system.
Smell: Are your customers interested in scratch and smell coating? Would the scent of a fruit or fragrance add just that extra pop with which your customers wish to engage their clients? Harris & Bruno’s dependable equipment can do it with your preferred coating supplier.
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
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).
He looks forward to continuing the worldwide growth of H&B.
ROCKLIN, CA – Harris & Bruno International announces that Joe Rodriguez has been promoted to Technical Director of EMEA (Europe, Middle East, and Africa). In early 2018, Joe will relocate to Schwäbisch Gmünd, Germany to serve as the technical lead in the Harris & Bruno Europe office. In his new role, Joe will be working closely with global service, project management, and customers as a central point of contact for all technical operations in the EMEA region.
“Relocating Joe to Europe will broaden his depth into the global printing markets and help align the successes between our North American and EMEA office,” said Nick Bruno, Harris & Bruno President. “Joe’s ability to learn quickly and his enthusiasm for solving printing and coating challenges makes him an ideal candidate to be promoted to Technical Director, EMEA.”
Before beginning his career at H&B, Joe completed a degree in Business Administration at Sacramento State and worked as a Project Manager at a major computer database company. He joined Harris & Bruno as a Project Manager in 2015, acting as a liaison between sales, H&B technical teams, and customers. Joe’s vast technical aptitude and ability to juggle many projects were among many proven qualities that qualified him for the role of Technical Director of EMEA.
“I am excited for this opportunity to build relationships with our offset customers and to help grow the digital market in the EMEA region,” Joe stated. “I look forward to getting our US and European offices running more cohesively and continuing the worldwide growth of H&B.”
Scott Michels, Harris & Bruno Vice President of Sales & Marketing, is pleased to see Joe representing H&B in the EMEA region.
“Joe has proven to us that he has the skillset to move the company forward in this region,” stated Scott. “We are happy to see Joe grow within the organization, and very confident that he will do great in his new role.”
Harris & Bruno has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for more than 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