Digital Printer’s Investment Proves to Be a Winner
Editorial RENUEVO LLC is an on-demand digital printer providing success-oriented materials. These printed materials provide life-changing knowledge to thousands of people around the world., and include books, success planners, leadership agendas, personalized notebooks, motivational posters, and more.
Since installing the Rhin-O-Tuff (Booth 11464) Tornado Autopunch EX three months ago, Editorial RENUEVO in California has replaced their existing Chinese-branded punches, and eliminated costly manual steps for their finishing jobs. The savings metrics also include reduced finishing job labor, from two people to one person, saving 50%. Additional labor savings are associated with the one operator being able to “load up the EX” and let it run while they are completing other tasks.
The elimination of manual processes: included auto-collation of covers with document pages, auto-punching, and offset book separation.
And with reliable and predictable job set-up/runs, staff have been trained and can fully operate the system without management oversight.
Editorial RENUEOVO LLC is a multi-million dollar digital printer with 23 full-time employees, producing between 50,000 to 90,000 books per month. They provide bound applications such as Day-Timer’s, notebooks, manuals, and calendars for companies such as Amway and Signature Equipovision, as well as their network of independent business owners. The training and education applications are wire-bound and include lined notebooks with front and back covers and 50 sheets of inside pages; day-timer’s with front and back covers and 350 inside pages; 7/8" wire-bound manuals; and 4x6" wire-bound pocket day-timer’s.
Prior to the Tornado Autopunch EX, the finishing process required a series of manual steps by trained operators. All of the front and back covers were manually punched on electric, Chinese-branded punch machines, then hand-collated into each book. Inside pages were also hand-punched on a desktop punch, separated into books, and bound. These jobs required at least two operators, and took multiple days to turn around.
When Editorial RENUEVO installed the Tornado Autopunch EX, it was not without skepticism from the operators. They were concerned with learning a new system. But during installation, Rhin-O-Tuff provided the staff with training on the machine, how it runs jobs, and the graphic user interface.
“The best teacher is experience itself. We have found the Tornado to be reliable, predictable, and easy to run — so much so that the staff runs it all by themselves,” says Borden Newman, CEO and production manager, Editorial RENUEVO.
The operators were particularly impressed with the reliability of the sheet counter in the event of jams. Clearing the machine and resuming the job was simple. Today, the operators have put the Chinese equipment to the side, and now run everything on the Tornado Autopunch EX.
“It just works. We are very happy and satisfied,” says Newman. “I have appreciated the personal interest and contact with my company. It’s impressive. It speaks volumes about Rhin-O-Tuff.”