Hanover, PA—Sheridan’s parent company CJK Group has approved several new equipment acquisitions for the Sheridan facilities, bringing even more state-of-the-art capabilities to five of its nine locations.
Primary among the reasons for the investments is Sheridan’s role as a leading digital print provider to its industries. HP Inc. installations are planned for four sites, enhancing already robust digital platforms in Pennsylvania, Kentucky, Michigan, and Wisconsin. A Muller Martini installation is planned for the Pennsylvania facility as well.
The Sheridan Pennsylvania facility will install an HP T250 Series Pagewide Web Inkjet Press equipped with an in-line Magnum Finishing Line, and will implement an upgrade of two HP T240 Series Pagewide Inkjet Presses to the T250 format with the new T250 Core, Vision System, and DFE – all planned for this fall. In addition, a Muller Martini Infinitrim Three-Knife Trimmer will be integrated with an existing Vareo Perfect Binder, resulting in the most efficient means of binding and trimming ultrashort-run books down to a quantity of one. That installation is slated for this summer.
The Sheridan Kentucky and Sheridan Michigan plants will each implement an HP DFE Base and Vision System Upgrade to their HP Series Pagewide Web Inkjet Presses (HP T400 Series in Kentucky and HP T300 Series in Michigan).
The Sheridan Wisconsin facility will add to its digital fleet with the installation of a new HP Indigo 12000 Sheetfed Toner Press this spring.
These additions represent the most modern and productive digital platform upgrades available, with the clear expectation of yielding unparalleled productivity while increasing capacity within the plants to meet ever-growing market demand.
RESPONDING TO CUSTOMER AND ENVIRONMENTAL-SUSTAINABILITY REQUIREMENTS
Emerging customer needs built on environmental accountability have spurred the purchase of a new mailing platform for the Sheridan New Hampshire site, and a mailing system enhancement for the Sheridan Pennsylvania facility.
Both plants serve many European-based customers for which they print and mail journals and magazines. These clients will be governed by the new European Union directive banning the use of single-use plastic products, which includes the polybags that typically serve as a mailing vehicle for the publications. Many United States clients are also adopting this initiative as part of their sustainability and environmental accountability programs. CJK Group’s own commitment to sustainability solidified the approval of a new Sitma WM1150 Paper-Poly Mailing system for the Sheridan New Hampshire plant, and a Sitma Paper Kit 750 Speed Cut module addition for the existing Sitma mail line in Sheridan Pennsylvania.
Paul Loy, Sheridan Vice President, Operations, commented: “We consider ourselves extremely fortunate to have the support and strategic investments our parent company CJK Group continues to provide us. Across all Sheridan sites, our employees are eager to maximize these trusts, knowing that our ability to successfully serve our markets and hone our skills only increases.”
Chris Kurtzman, CJK Group CEO, added: “The productivity and sheer efficiency of these plants continues to amaze me, and makes the choice of investing in new equipment and technologies for the Sheridan facilities an easy one. The right equipment, the right people, and Sheridan’s unfailing focus on quality and customer service remain well-known industry hallmarks.”
Sheridan is a leading provider of print, publishing services, and technology solutions to publishers, societies, associations, university presses, and catalogers. A division of CJK Group, Inc., Sheridan has nine production facilities based in the United States; each location with a market specialty that supports books, scholarly journals, magazines, catalogs, or retail and commercial print. www.sheridan.com