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Leveraging Horizon SmartStacker to Increase Stationery Product Throughput


Article from FinishLine Magazine by Standard

Automated back end with intelligent accumulation and stacking, and end-to-end JDF control.

Seattle-based RPI Print, with additional production facilities in Atlanta and the Netherlands, found its niche in highly personalized photo products and has leveraged this product category to deliver significant growth. While this business segment continues to be a growth area for the company, its stationery product offerings are surprisingly growing even faster.

“We are seeing amazing growth around our stationery products,” said Rick Bellamy, the company’s CEO. “Increasingly, consumers want more and more variability in sizes and finishing options, increasing the complexity of the operation. At the same time, in order to be profitable, we needed to cut labor out of our workflow. We added HP Indigo 10000 presses to take advantage of the larger sheet size, and we chose the Horizon SmartStacker to automate the back end after looking at a number of options.”

With the SmartStacker, RPI can convert a B2 size / 20” x 29” sheet into up to 28 individual cut sheets, with intelligent accumulation and stacking, and end-to-end JDF control.

RPI also uses Impostrip, an imposition software solution from Ultimate Technographics, to impose the files for more efficient layouts.

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