Heeter Installs Standard Horizon StitchLiner 5500 and Horizon AFC 566 FG from Graphco
CLEVELAND—September 22, 2014—Chris Manley, president of Graphco, considers his firm’s two recent installations of Horizon finishing equipment at Heeter in Canonsburg, PA, a tremendous opportunity for both organizations. “We’re delighted to be part of Heeter’s continued growth and innovative approach to their direct marketing and fulfillment market," reflects Manley. “And for Scott Heeter and his team, this move allows them to continue to offer affordable yet innovative solutions to their key customers in the broad range of industries they serve.”
Scott Heeter concurs, adding, “Our corporate philosophy focuses on innovative thinking, industry expertise and unparalleled service and the Graphco sales and technical support team mirrored that approach with precise technical demonstrations to prove the immediate value and return on our investment that these two Horizon systems would bring. It was both a technology decision and a wise business decision as well.”
For large volume package inserts or small, more intricate fold applications, Heeter Direct will now be offering its customers faster turnaround and larger volume runs from the most versatile, high-speed, fully automated cross paper folder in the industry, the Horizon AFC 566 FG. “Our folder operators love the speed and easy set up on the Horizon folder,” states Heeter.
Another new addition, the Horizon StitchLiner 5500 system offers Heeter’s customers access to a flexible, fully-integrated saddle-binding solution for both digital and offset applications, utilizing the latest in 2D bar code matching for full-data integrity and outstanding quality. The ability to process booklets from either digital or offset output was key for Heeter, and timely shipments of short-to-medium run saddle-binding will be enhanced as the new system produces finished booklets at speeds up to 5,500 booklets/hr. with very fast set up.
Among other projects, Heeter will use this new equipment to produce VDP (Variable Data Printing) printed books with variable page counts usually between 40 and 56 pages. These books will feature prepopulated names and addresses, geocoded listings specially selected for individual recipients, verified form accuracy and 100 percent mailing delivery.
Scott Heeter credits his company’s tremendous growth over the last five years (while many printers have been shrinking) to very aggressive sales and marketing of his firm’s services, attracting talented professionals to fill key roles in the company and also a willingness to make aggressive strategic investment in the latest technology from key vendors. “All of us here at Graphco feel fortunate that our technology has been embraced by Heeter, a clear leader in the print industry,” adds Manley.
Heeter is the Mid-Atlantic region’s premier print, digital, direct mail and fulfillment services provider. The company offers a carefully crafted, truly integrated IT-driven, print, mail and fulfillment solution that improves product consistency, on time performance and ease of brand management. Heeter works with results-oriented, workflow efficiency-obsessed clients needing to attain aggressive marketing, branding, inventory management and other business objectives.
Graphco is the industry’s leading provider of digital, offset and print finishing solutions. Besides Standard Horizon Finishing Solutions, we proudly represent the finest brands of printing equipment and finishing solutions including MGI, RYOBI, OKI Data, MBM, Graphic Whizard, Petratto and many more. But these brands are only as good as the technical support team that stands behind them and Graphco’s reputation for top-notch service is second to none. Since 1976, Graphco has thrived in an ever-changing market place by loyally adhering to the firm's original model for success through devotion to customer's print production needs, reliable and assured technical service and constant attention to the changing industry.