O’Neil Data Systems: Living Up to Its Name
"We moved to PostScript and CTP workflows when those technologies became available, and we'd output 2,000 printing plates in a night," he continues. "Mr. O'Neil wanted those weekly books in the managers' hands by Sunday night, and we had to figure out a way to accomplish that."
Realizing Ink-Jet's Worth
"Now, these 600-plus page volumes are output in full-color on the HP T300," Lucanish adds, "With small type (less than 8 pt.) and compressed charts, they are hard to print. But we get a very clean result on the ink-jet web press." Another kudo for this machine is that it only requires a single operator to run it.
Lucanish recalls how his company also branched out in the mid-'70s when it began to print parts catalogs for a neighboring Honda facility. The rest, as they say, is history. Parts catalogs for the automotive industry remain a staple in O'Neil's inventory of printed products.
Today, during the health insurance open enrollment season, the plant typically operates with 12-hour shifts. Shifts are reduced during less demanding periods. However, weekend workloads remain because the company continues to produce the weekly reference titles used by portfolio managers.
O'Neil's services consist of automated composition, electronic document delivery, Web applications, high-speed digital printing (color and black-and-white), offset printing, warehousing and fulfillment services. Products include catalogs, directories, benefit booklets, price books, ID cards and newspapers, as well as marketing materials such as brochures, flyers and newsletters. All of these can be produced with Web-to-print and variable data printing solutions.
Blue chip companies are among its nationwide clients. Business segments served include: associations, automotive, education, financial, healthcare, manufacturing, retail, software and hardware, trade publishing, transportation, travel and hospitality. "It took a long time to build the infrastructure to manage the kind of work we do for these companies," Lucanish says.