Log In | Become a Member | Contact Us


Market Intelligence for Printing and Publishing

Connect on Twitter | Facebook | LinkedIn

Featured:     Industrial Print Analysis     European Coverage     NEW PODCAST: Conversations on Print

Butch Kelly of Worth Higgins & Associates speaks about specialty printing

Published on April 7, 2011

Pressroom Supervisor for Worth Higgins & Associates sits down with Cary to discuss the unique formats they print at their facility on the variety of machines they run.

Cary Sherburne: Hi. I'm Cary Sherburne, Senior Editor at WhatTheyThink.com and I'm here with Butch Kelly who is Pressroom Supervisor at Worth Higgins & Associates in Illinois. Butch, you guys consider yourself a general commercial printing, you got quite array of production devices from digital to all the way up to 40 inch offset.

Butch Kelly: That's correct.

Cary: Do you want to talk about that a little bit?

Butch: We can range anywhere from running on our HP5500 all the up to our Komori 40 inches and everything in between, as far as Hamada’s and half-sized presses. We do run a ton of conventional work every day; that's the nuts and bolts of the shop - 24x7. We also specialize in a lot of UV techniques on one of our UV presses.

Cary: So you have UV inks and you also do a lot of specialty coatings as well?

Butch: That's correct. We'll do raised coatings and hi-gloss coatings and textured coatings. Whatever our customer requires.

Cary: And then also UV allows you to do a lot of really special substrates, right?

Butch: That's correct. Plastics and different stocks; we've tried them all.

Cary: You know, it's interesting because a lot of printers are struggling with how do I differentiate myself and they think oh I have to run off and do marketing services or I have to do this or that, but you've found some ways to really differentiate both from the service perspective as well as what you can deliver in terms of specialty printing.

Butch: Correct.

Cary: That's exciting. And then also the whole ability to be able to mix those inks on the spot instead of having to deal with buying cans of ink you won't use.

Butch: Well that saves us from having any down time in the pressroom and one of the most important things that -- from my higher ups -- is to keep the pressroom running.

Cary: Oh, absolutely. Well, great. Thanks and best of luck to you...

Butch: All right.

Cary: ...on keeping that going.

Butch: Thank you.

Email Icon Email         

 

Discussion

By Chuck Gehman on Apr 07, 2011

That's quite a Chicagoan accent Butch has there! Actually, WH&A is located in Richmond, Virginia. (great company, good interview, Cary!)

8770 Park Central Drive
Richmond, VA 23227-1146
(804) 264-2304

That is, unless they opened up a branch in Illinois recently!

 

Post a Comment

To post a comment Log In or Become a Member, doing so is simple and free

 

 

Recent Videos

 

Video preview: How does a Ph.D. Petroleum Engineer become a printer?

How does a Ph.D. Petroleum Engineer become a printer?

Published: June 27, 2017

Fadal Iskander, VP of TPSi in Tulsa OK, reports his company has been offering digital printing since 1978. Today, the company has a robust portfolio of HP Indigo and wide format presses it uses to produce a variety of applications, from transactional printing to wedding invitations. Despite his Ph.D. in Petroleum Engineering, Iskander has dedicated his career over the last 40 years to printing!

 

Video preview: HD Flexo Wins Awards, Customer Approval, for ProAmpac

HD Flexo Wins Awards, Customer Approval, for ProAmpac

Published: June 26, 2017

Joe Lydic, Art Director at packaging converter ProAmpac, talks about how Esko HD Flexo has benefited the company in its analog to digital platemaking transformation. Its first commercial job earned the company a Print & Packaging award. ProAmpac was the first printer in the Western Hemisphere to be HD Flexo certified. He also talks about how Esko workflow helps the company be more efficient.

 

Video preview: Romano Review of Books:

Romano Review of Books: "Brand Luther"

Published: June 23, 2017

Frank reviews a book called “Brand Luther” that tells the true story of an unknown monk who used printing to challenge the mightiest force on earth at the time.

 

Video preview: Who is Running Your Business? People or Software

Who is Running Your Business? People or Software

Published: June 22, 2017

Your software should run your business, your people should run your software. Can you easily get to the trusted data of your business? Is it in a trusted system of record (Print MIS/ERP)? Or do you have to gather up data from many different sources to get to a version of the truth? Jennifer Matt interviews Jane Mugford about helping printers transition from people run business to a software run business.

 

Video preview: Prepress Opportunities for Digital Print for Packaging

Prepress Opportunities for Digital Print for Packaging

Published: June 20, 2017

Marketing Director Mike Medina of Phototype discusses some of the new directions that packaging prepress companies can take as digital production starts to take hold of the industry.

 

Video preview: O'Neil Printing: Staying at the Top of its Game with Investments in Digital Printing and Wide Format

O'Neil Printing: Staying at the Top of its Game with Investments in Digital Printing and Wide Format

Published: June 20, 2017

Anthony Narducci, President of O'Neil Printing in Phoenix, explains that the company has been operating in Downtown Phoenix for more than a century. But being a century-old company certainly doesn't mean they are old and stodgy! Narducci talks about its recent digital and wide format acquisitions and how they help O'Neil stay at the top of its game.

 

View More Videos

 

Become a Member

Join the thousands of printing executives who are already part of the WhatTheyThink Community.

Copyright © 2017 WhatTheyThink. All Rights Reserved