Sheridan Books Obtains Inkjet Web Press

CHELSEA, MI—Sheridan Books has installed an HP T360 color inkjet web press to change its book manufacturing model and meet customer demand for increased efficiency and shorter print runs.

“As print runs decline, publishers look for more efficient ways to manufacture books in shorter runs,” said Tim Cotter, vice president of operations, Sheridan Books. “We and our customers needed a better way to address this changing print market, and the HP T360 color inkjet web press delivers that for us.”

Sheridan Books serves more than 2,000 publishers focused on trade, professional, religious, scientific, medical and technical fields, and is one of the largest book print providers to university presses in the United States. With the HP T360, the printer can now offer customers a faster and more efficient model for the shorter-run jobs out of the 20 million books it produces each year.

“With the HP high-speed inkjet platform, our shorter-run customers can better manage inventories, ordering smaller quantities as needed and eliminating overhead from warehousing and unsold books,” added Cotter.

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