How Bigger Can Be Better
All Out's new KBA Genius press joins two large-format KBA Rapidas.
All Out Print Communications’ leadership team (from the left) includes: Dan Kotas, marketing manager; Gordon Gizowski, vice president of operations; J.B. Capuano, president/CEO;Craig Rehr, IT/prepress manager; and Bob Pawlicki; sales manager.
All Out Print Communications’ JDF-enabled cutter.
All Out Print Communications’ prepress department
All Out's 56˝ KBA Rapidas handle longer runs while its KBA Genius 52 takes care of short-run POP and packaging materials production.
“If they don’t care about the customer,” Capuano notes of employees, “they’re not working here.”
Capuano’s industry resumé extends before his company’s November 2005 birth. His father, Jim, founded a shop called Multiple Images in 1986, before selling it to Houston-based Consolidated Graphics in 1999. The Capuanos stayed on board to manage the company for another six years, but increasingly found they wanted to go in a somewhat different direction from their traditional 40˝ sheetfed work.
J.B. Capuano liked the thought of going into large-format printing. And he relished the challenge of printing on plastics and other unique substrates. Package printing was also appealing, and not just “down and dirty” label printing.
All Out Print Communications is a realized vision for Capuano, who brought along key executives such as Gordon Gizowski, vice president of operations; Dan Kotas, marketing manager; Craig Rehr, IT/prepress manager; and Bob Pawlicki, sales manager, from Multiple Images (Jim Capuano is CFO). It outputs commercial work (annual reports, brochures, catalogs, magazines, direct mail), but also boasts a varied menu that includes large-format and package printing. Point-of-purchase (POP), static cling, plastics and lenticular provide extra spices, along with unique applications such as MiraFoil. The company is also collaborating with Tracer Graphics on some patent-pending lenticular innovations that will be unveiled this year.
As for plastics, All Out loves a challenge. It works on substrates including the electronically charged Cling Z, the plastic/paper hybrid Teslin, vinyl, polystyrene, polypropylene film and Tyvek, among others.
At the beginning of 2009, All Out installed a new KBA Genius 52 UV waterless and rollerless offset press for the short-run production of POP and packaging materials. The press complements a pair of 56˝ KBA Rapidas already in the fold—a five-color with coater and a six-color with interdeck UV curing and coater.