Patrick installs a Smart-binder for Church Bulletin production
its momentum in serving the needs of church-bulletin printers, IBIS
has installed a Smart-binder SB-3 'Plus HS' at John Patrick
Publishing Company (JPPC) in Trenton, New Jersey, USA.
in 1992, JPPC provides various weekly bulletins and publications for
more than 500 churches throughout the United States. In addition to
weekly bulletin printing, JPPC provides many other printed communication
products for the parishes and website development.
year John Hartmann, CEO of JPPC, decided to convert weekly bulletin
production from offset to digital printing. In doing so, JPPC followed
the general trend within the bulletin printer segment to move to high-speed
inkjet. The requirements for weekly parish bulletins are almost a
perfect fit for web inkjet printing. The format is around 8 ½"
x 11', and page counts are generally between 8 and 16 pages. Average
run-lengths are less than a thousand bulletins.
The move from offset to digital print enables the number of different
bulletin jobs per hour to increase from a handful to dozens. A single
digital web press (with a finishing system) can replace multiple offset
presses since there is no set-up time between different jobs. Parish
bulletins have an inflexible production deadline with a relatively
short time window between receipt of print files and the delivery
of finished bulletins. For this the digital print process is ideally
therefore took the plunge with an HP 'T"-series Pagewide web
inkjet press, Tecnau web processing equipment and a near-line IBIS
Smart-binder SB-3 'Plus HS'. The transition required planning and
IBIS worked with the other vendor partners together to make this as
possible. The result has been a revolution for JPPC, with virtually
seamless non-stop bulletin output.
Hartmann, CEO John Patrick Publishing Co, says:
recently installed a Smart-binder system at our plant in Trenton NJ
for the on-demand production of Church bulletins, containing typically
8 16 pages. Paper
rolls printed on our HP web printer(s) and unwound and cut into sheets
by a Tecnau web cutter from where the sheets flow directly into the
Smart-binder is a heavy duty, fast saddle-stitcher which allows for
frequent changes in booklet pagination and is well suited to meeting
the requirement for on-time delivery of our short-run Bulletin documents."
John Cracknell, Managing Director
IBIS Bindery Systems UK