Hanover, PA—Sheridan’s Pennsylvania print facility is adding two new HP presses to the production floor: an HP PageWide T240HD Color Print Inkjet system equipped with a Duplex Primer system and a Magnum InLine FlexBook Finisher, and an HP Indigo 12000 B2-format digital press.
Figure 1 – HP PageWide T240HD Color Print Web Press
Figure 2 – Magnum InLine FlexBook Finisher
These important additions address the growing demand to support the life cycle of books, whether it be with longer-run first printings, reduced print runs, or auto-stock replenishment (ASR) and zero-inventory programs.
The T240HD inkjet press, the second such press at the Pennsylvania site, will significantly increase capacity and the ability to meet the requirements and high demand of the growing POD book market. The Magnum FlexBook system will facilitate the production of high quality fused book blocks.
The Indigo 12000 B2 digital press is an upgrade for the facility. The 12000 will print covers and case-covers for both books and journals, and as a result of its increased sheet size capability, it will print larger spine bulks than were previously accommodated. It will effectively double cover capacity and output.
Figure 3 – HP Indigo 12000 Digital Press
Installation of all new systems will be complete in the fall.
With these technologically advanced, high-production additions, Sheridan continues to demonstrate its commitment to book and journal customers requiring ultra short run capabilities. What began in 2003 with the acquisition of one digital Kodak press has, with this and previous expansions, grown into a digital print production department of seven digital presses, six of which have attached finishers. In addition to Sheridan’s growing digital footprint, the PA facility also produces a significant body of offset and web work for journal and book publishers.
Sheridan Vice President of Operations Paul Loy commented on what the equipment expansion means to Sheridan: “Our customers’ needs continue to guide our decisions, and this expansion in our digital department is no exception. We are thrilled to add these powerful HP units and the Magnum finisher to our production floor. The additional output will allow us to not only meet current customer expectations, but take on more work, specifically in terms of complete POD book programs.”
Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services, and technology solutions to publishers, associations, university presses, and catalogers. A division of CJK Group, Inc., Sheridan has five U.S.-based production facilities; each location has a market specialty that supports scholarly journals, books, magazines, reprints, or catalogs.