Largest California Elementary School District Sees Fast ROI
Bakersfield City School District is the largest elementary school district in California, serving more than 30,000 students across 44 schools. The school’s in-house printing operation serves 10-plus departments, comprised of Board Office, Administrative, and Education faculty.
The in-house printing operation has seen fast ROI since upgrading its 10-plus-year-old punch system. After one month of daily use, the Tornado Autopunch EX from Rhin-o-Tuff (Booth 11464) has proven to be worth the investment. Specific savings metrics include:
- Reduced job turnaround time.
- Elimination of manual steps, including manual punching and inserting of front and back covers; manual collation of Index Tabs; manual book separation; and the need for slip-sheets.
- Trained operators can walk away to focus on other tasks.
Prior to the Tornado Autopunch EX, all jobs required slip-sheets to separate book stacks during punching. All of the index tabs were hand-collated into each booklet, as well as front and back covers.
Now, with the auto-collation and offset stacking features on the Tornado Autopunch EX, Bakersfield City School District’s in-house print facility is realizing a 50% average time savings per job. Operators can walk away and begin binding or complete other tasks while the EX runs. Savings on materials, labor, and time are proving the Tornado Autopunch EX is worth the investment.
“It’s amazing!” says Kim Camorlinga, machine offset operator, Bakersfield City School District. “It’s a lot faster … I do not need to use slip-sheets; it offsets for me; the collating is done!”