O’Neil Printing — A Century of Innovation
Creating a Better Dot
In 2007, O’Neil entered the fine arts market, and began producing coffee-table books. “We have been highly successful in the past 12 months in this fine art niche,” notes Narducci. “That is partly due to our ability to color manage what we print very well, especially since there are such high expectations in that environment,” he adds.
O’Neil turns to Phoenix-based Roswell Bookbinding—a company they have had a partnership with for 30 years—for the binding of these and other specialized projects.
Aside from fine art, O’Neil produces a wide range of printed products, including annual reports, calendars, brochures, posters, product catalogs and other corporate collateral. It serves a wide variety of industries, such as law offices, education, healthcare, banking, finance, real estate development, hospitality, professional and governmental.
“One of the unique things about O’Neil is that not one of our clients represents more than 5 percent of our total business. So, we are very diversified in terms of our client base and that affords us the opportunity to do many things,” Narducci notes. “We will even print on plastic,” he jokes.
O’Neil has been an all-Heidelberg sheetfed pressroom since 1976, and currently operates three models: an eight-color, 40˝ Speedmaster long perfector with aqueous coater; a six-color, 40˝ Speedmaster CD with aqueous coater; and a six-color, 20˝ Speedmaster SM 52 perfector equipped with an aqueous coater.
“We have chosen and remained with Heidelberg because they bring consistency to our pressroom and make it even easier for our press operators to cross over from one press to another,” notes Toth.
Wanting to create a one-stop shopping environment for its customers, O’Neil decided to enter the color digital marketplace in 2006. But a key concern at that time was finding a digital press that would mesh with their lithographic output as far as the look, feel and quality.