The first HP solution for Gasch, the HP PageWide T240HD digital press was installed recently at the company's Odenton, MD site, where Gasch runs a three-shift operation to deliver turnaround for on-demand digital book orders.
“We consider ourselves a technology company that manufactures books, and we are proving that every day as we advance in our internal automated systems, as well as our investments in world-class technology," said Doug Gasch, president. "We realize our clients’ needs for quick delivery, without sacrificing quality. We don’t want to be the largest book printer, but we do want to be the best in how we care for our clients and exceed their expectations.”
Gasch serves publishers, as well as associations and self-publishers looking to reduce inventory.
The HP PageWide Web Press T240 HD uses High Definition Nozzle Architecture (HDNA) technology with 2400 nozzles per inch (npi). It prints at 500 feet a minute for up to 62 million letter-size color pages per month.
All finishing services are done in house, such as perfect binding, case binding, foil stamping, saddle stitch binding and mechanical binding. Gasch has fitted the HP PageWide Web Press T240HD with a Hunkeler Roll-to-finished book block Gen8.
A new climate-controlled room was built to support the new HP PageWide production line with space for future expansion. Also, Gasch purchased a new Horizon Smart Binder SB-17 PUR Perfect Binding system in line with an HT 110 three-knife trimmer. This new system will increase perfect binding capacity by over 500%.