Fannon Fine Printing Replaces Three Presses with a Roland 500
An inline Anilox coating system is another key option on Fannon’s ROLAND 500. Its job is to equip the company for more high-end packaging work, while offering the greater range of effects to existing clients. “In speaking with high-end packaging companies we came to understand that Anilox was the only way to go,” Fannon says. “We fully intend to make use of the inline unit to apply suspended coatings such as pearlescent and iridescent coatings, spot coatings, and strike-through varnishes to provide greater value to our clients.”
A Family Partnership
Fannon points out that it is not only the press but also the pressmaker that makes a difference to a company like his. “We understand our position in the global economy,“ he notes. “Because of our size, we choose to ally with strategic partners to ensure that the needs of our customers are understood and met at every opportunity. There isn’t a project that we won’t be able to handle.”
Part of that confidence stems from Fannon’s experience with the support provided by MAN Roland’s printservices. “They are knowledgeable, reliable and they made our issues their issues. We immediately felt that we were a part of the MAN Roland family,” he states.
Meanwhile, work is underway to make more D.C. area print buyers part of the Fannon family. A variety of direct mail concepts are being reviewed, and an open house will be held this summer to showcase the ROLAND 500’s capabilities.
“We have always relied on word-of-mouth marketing but feel that has to change,” says Fannon. “We’re currently seeking out new sales people and developing a marketing campaign.”
A people focus has always played a part in Fannon Fine Printing’s award-winning success. “I would challenge any company in America to compete with our low employee turnover rate,” Fannon declares. “Because of high staff retention, we’re able to truly commit ourselves to high quality. Also, our clients trust us to do the very best, allowing us to work on their most complex projects. We would not be able to achieve these honors without working with the best designers.”