O’Neil Data and IBIS Establish a Long-term Partnership
LOS ANGELES—Jan. 11, 2012—O’Neil Data Systems has always been an innovator in both data, publishing and print services. Founded by William J. O’Neil, the firm was one of the first to apply computer-based analysis to stock trading. O’Neil publishes the renowned Investor’s Business Daily, and it’s weekly stock analysis reports are highly valued within the investment community.
In the last few years, O’Neil has dramatically expanded it’s services portfolio, entering the health care, financial, insurance, retail and automotive sectors. O’Neil now offers comprehensive Web-to-print and publishing services in these areas. The first firm to install HP’s T-300 continuous inkjet press, O’Neil now runs three inkjet web presses.
In the finishing category, O’Neil purchased IBIS Smart-binders a few years back after experiencing disappointing productivity with saddlestitchers from other suppliers. The Smart-binders have proved to be winners for O’Neil, almost doubling productivity from its previous systems.
The machines are used for a variety of variable-data saddle-stitching booklet applications. They run in “near-line” mode from connected roll unwinder-cutters. Since O’Neil is a big player in the health care fullfillment segment, the Smart-binders regularly produce many thousands of personalized policy and other informative booklets.
When O’Neil made the decision to expand eastward by opening another plant in Plano, TX, the call was made to IBIS to acquire two more Smart-binders for this facility.
Steve Ellithorpe, O’Neil’s Operations Manager put it this way: “We have built up years of experience in running four IBIS Smart-binders at our production site in LA. These machines proved to be solid performers and capable of operating at peak production rates over a long time periods. Our first thought, therefore, when setting up a new O’Neil facility this year in Plano, Texas was to look to IBIS for additional finishing equipment.”
“We recently installed two additional Smart-binder systems in Plano which are now operational and contributing well to the effective start-up of this large new production site. We are pleased to have become one of the largest users of IBIS Smart-binders in the United States.”
The IBIS technical team have trained O’Neil engineers to successfully self maintain their Smart-binders, and have provided quick responses to any support issues. That, and the Smart-binder’s proven track record for 24/7 operation, have created a nice comfort zone at O’Neil.