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.