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).
DALLAS, Texas— Harris & Bruno International announces they will be attending Dscoop March 25-28 to celebrate their ongoing partnership with HP.
H&B is proud to offer fully automated priming and over coating systems for both sheet and web applications. The H&B ExcelCoat series of offline/inline coaters excels at high quality spot and flood coating applications for UV & AQ. H&B has channeled 70 years of experience into ExcelCoat’s superior chamber/anilox system, which leads the industry in applying gloss, soft touch, matte, and other high-end coatings with particulates.
As a proud partner, H&B has participated in Dscoop events in the America’s, EMEA, and APJ for many years. With ExcelCoat coating systems installed in conjunction with HP sheet and web presses worldwide, H&B looks forward to sharing how the ExcelCoat series can complement HP presses.
Visit Dscoop booth #143 to see ExcelCoat samples and get more information on how H&B can bring your business to the next level.
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.