PHOENIX, Arizona – Harris & Bruno International announces they will showcase their ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters for UV & AQ at Dscoop March 1-4, while also celebrating a strong partnership with HP.
At Dscoop, H&B will distribute ExcelCoat samples of high-quality coating over HP Indigo prints. ExcelCoat installations continue to compliment HP Indigo Digital Presses worldwide. In fact, ExcelCoats have been installed inline or near line to several recent major HP Indigo placements at Shutterfly, Avery Dennison, and RR Donnelley.
“The HP partner program has worked well for us and we’re excited that our coating systems align well with the expectations of quality, throughput, and increased revenue sought by HP press owners,” said Scott Michels, H&B VP of Sales & Marketing. “We’re committed to continually building on these relationship on many fronts.”
Visit Dscoop booth #1035 and www.harris-bruno.com to learn more.
Harris & Bruno International 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.
“We’re proud that our chamber/anilox technology and high-quality components are able to help so many printers produce outstanding work in the Flexo, Offset, and Digital markets,” said Nick Bruno, President of Harris & Bruno. “We invite Drupa attendees to visit any of our coaters at the show to see how.”
H&B’s chamber systems consistently apply UV, soft touch, AQ, matte, and other high-end coatings with particulates. Various levels of automation are available offering quick changeovers between UV & AQ. Built to last, H&B machinery delivers automation, throughput, and reliability.
Visit the Harris & Bruno booth in Hall 16/B78 for ExcelCoat ZR30 offline coater demonstrations and to learn more about offset, flexo, corrugated, and converting equipment. Visit Hall 8B/A25 to see an ExcelCoat ZRB30 inline with a Fujifilm J Press 720S. Visit Hall 17 to see an ExcelCoat ZR30 inline with an HP Indigo 12000 and an H&B Web Coater inline with an HP PageWide Web Press.
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 purchased in October 2014
Xpressdocs in Fort Worth, Texas
Edwin Adcock, Executive Vice President of Operations
Could you please tell us some about your company and what markets you serve?
Xpressdocs is a marketing services company supplying marketing collateral to enterprise clients with distributed user bases. We specialize in micro orders ranging from 25 to 1,000 pieces per order. We ship or mail ~2,000 orders each day.
Why did you purchase an ExcelCoat?
We needed an anilox coater in order to have the ability to do both matte and soft touch coatings. We purchased a ZR30 because of the size format, the feeder & stacker, and the dual pump configuration. The Modular Circulation System (with separate sets of hoses & pumps for incompatible coating or chemistries) allows us to switch back & forth between water-based and UV coatings without having to clean the entire system.
How often do you use the Modular Pumping System?
We use it every day. Our service proposal to our clients is that if you place an order by 4 p.m. (CST), it will ship that day. So we have to have a machine with the ability to quickly go between matte, gloss, and soft touch.
How did the installation and training go?
It went very well. We were up and running on time and our operators were operating the machine as soon as the technician left, no problem.
How is ExcelCoat’s day-to-day performance?
Very good. To offer our variety, we have to have a machine that performs. We have no backup machine so we have to have a machine that performs as well as ExcelCoat has.
What new abilities has ExcelCoat given your shop?
Matte and soft touch – couldn’t do that before with only roller coaters.
Has this purchase helped your bottom line?
Yes. Being able to offer matte and soft touch coatings on demand through our web-to-print platform gives us the ability to charge a premium for those products.
How’s your overall ExcelCoat experience?
Would you recommend ExcelCoat?
I would absolutely recommend ExcelCoat because of its versatility, durability, the fact that it is a heavy-duty machine, and because we have local service technicians available.
SAN DIEGO, Calif. – Harris & Bruno International announces it was part of an outstanding event that showcased the HP PageWide Web Press T400S with coating options during an open house at HP’s facility on Jan. 19th and 20th.
H&B web coaters are installed in-line with the HP PageWide Web Press T400S press at the HP facility in San Diego, providing maximum efficiency and productivity. The first is installed between the unwinder and press, and treats coated papers with HP Priming Agent before printing. The second coater is installed after the press and applies an aqueous over-print varnish (OPV). Featuring Harris & Bruno’s renown chamber/anilox technology, these coaters include automated circulators for quick change-overs. Versions are available for either inline or near-line operation.
“It was a pleasure to be included in this event and we’re proud to be selected as an HP SmartStream Solution partner for these presses,” said Scott Michels, H&B VP of Sales & Marketing.
Harris & Bruno International has been manufacturing printing/coating machinery for 70 years. Current products focus on offline/inline coating systems, chamber/anilox, and related fluid pumping and wash-up systems. H&B has a worldwide network of direct offices and dealers. www.harris-bruno.com