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
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
CHICAGO, Ill. — Harris & Bruno International announces they will debut their sought-after ExcelCoat ZRS30 spot coater at PRINT 17 Sept. 10-14.
An inline/offline spot coater for UV and AQ, the ZRS30 utilizes a sophisticated camera registration system to compensate for digital drift. The quick change sleeve system allows for swapping out coating plates/blankets in seconds. High throughput and increased efficiency make it the perfect fit for packaging and commercial print applications.
“Designed to meet the standards of the most demanding of customers, our spot coater helps solidify H&B’s position as a market leader for digital print finishing,” said Harris & Bruno Regional Manager Sean Tobler.
Visit Harris & Bruno at booth #648 for live ExcelCoat ZRS30 demonstrations, to pick up samples, and to learn more. Also at the H&B booth will be the coating module of our 30” duplex web coater. This machine can be configured for simplex, duplex, flood, spot, AQ & UV and is available in 22 ½”, 30” and 42” widths.
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
ZR30 with high-pile feeder/stacker installed in August 2014
Avery Dennison China
Technical Manager ChiShing Low
Could you please tell us some about your company and what markets you serve?
“Avery Dennison is a global leader in labeling and packaging materials and solutions.”
When did you purchase an ExcelCoat and what kind do you have?
“Purchased an ExcelCoat ZR30 in August 2014.”
Why did you purchase an ExcelCoat?
“Because we noticed that Harris & Bruno has a very good machine featuring quality and efficiency – very good for our demanding requirement.”
How did the installation and training go?
“Harris & Bruno has a local Chinese technician – so he helped us install the machine. It was very good installation and training.”
How is ExcelCoat’s day-to-day performance?
“It is very good, with good quality and performance. The machine operates 24 hours, day-by-day, non-stop. We only take the Chinese New Year holiday.”
What new abilities has ExcelCoat given your shop?
“We’re able to apply matte and water-based. We’re actually using ExcelCoat for matte, gloss, and water-based coatings. We want to use ExcelCoat to apply soft touch coating on new products. We’re still working with the Harris & Bruno team in the U.S. on finding the right soft touch coating. We plan to do the testing in H&B U.S. so the H&B team can get a solution to us. They’ve done testing to find solutions for us before.”
Has this purchase helped your bottom line?
“The ExcelCoat’s high speed and high quality has helped us increase productivity. It has helped save costs on our daily production.”
How’s your overall ExcelCoat experience?
“Actually, I would like to say that it’s a good machine for our company’s requirements. In the market, it’s very hard to find a similar machine because ExcelCoat uses an anilox coater for water-based coatings. We tried another supplier, but their test failed. Fortunately, we find our Harris & Bruno partnership to give a high-quality product. We have high-quality requirements, and ExcelCoat helped us resolve the coating issue.”
Anything else you’d like to say?
“I would like to say thank you to H&B for supporting us and our product.”
Would you recommend ExcelCoat?
“Sure. If the printer would like to have a good machine to deliver high quality offline coating, you need to contact Harris & Bruno.”
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.