Allen Press Installs H&B ExcelCoat for AQ, UV, Specialty Coating Abilities, and Short Digital Runs
Updated: Feb 17
LAWRENCE, Kansas—Allen Press chose a Harris & Bruno ExcelCoat because their research showed it was the best offline coater to apply AQ, UV, and specialty coating.
“We looked at all the manufacturers and wanted the best and most innovative technology and equipment,” Allen Press CEO Randy Radosevich said. “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 inherit this advantage. The quality difference is very noticeable.”
Allen Press began looking for a new offline coater in order to coat digital-sized sheets and apply more than just UV coating offline.
“Like most shops, we would have to run components of small-sized projects that required coating on larger presses that normally handled sheet-fed jobs, thus taking longer and making it more inefficient and wasteful,” Radosevich said.
An ExcelCoat ZR30 and its chamber/anilox metering system answered Allen Press’ needs, as well as providing the ability “to impeccably apply aqueous soft touch coating to our digitally printed jobs,” Radosevich said. “It has allowed us to move all specialty coating in-house (and) produce top-quality, short-run covers on our digital presses.”
He also appreciates the professionalism of Harris & Bruno staff.
“The entire team has been pros to work with—from sales to project mangers to the installation,” Radosevich said. “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.”
Visit Allen Press's website to hear how H&B ExcelCoat ZR30 is benefiting their digital print operation at https://www.allenpress.com/allen-press-acquires-hb-excelcoat-zr30-coater/
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