Marlton, N.J. – Jenco Productions, Inc., based in San Bernardino, Calif., offers mailing, fulfillment, bindery and packaging to the trade, serving customers across the U.S. and internationally. The company operates all-MBO equipment on the folding side, including a recently installed B30 Efficiency 4/4 Continuous buckle plate folder with A76 stream delivery. The second-generation family business is helmed by John Imbriani, who said the new folder promotes efficient, cost-effective production "by enhancing Jenco’s ability to handle long runs by maximizing the output per hour per person. When you have the ability to add equipment, you can use people in more efficient ways.”
The longtime MBO customer uses the new B30 to fold brochures of every description up to 50 inches in length in quantities of 500,000 to 30 million. With the aid of additional MBO equipment, which includes another 30x50” machine and six 26x40” machines with numerous 8-, 16-, and 32-page sections at the end of various equipment. The company folds everything from signatures, park maps, and brochures to PIs for the medical industry.
MBO’s B30 30” E folder is equipped with MBO Efficiency features for the 30” format. With MS Control, operators have easy access to machine functions at the push of a button, making the B30 E extremely easy to learn and operate. Because of its range of application options, short changeovers, precise folding, and solid durability, the B30 E is the ideal machine for printers and finishers working in the 30” commercial cut-sheet environment.
Building A Better Mousetrap
While both Jenco’s mailing and specialty packaging businesses are growth areas for the company, Imbriani also acknowledges a decline in the demand for traditional bindery services. “Profitability in the bindery means finding better ways to produce jobs in order to give customers the lowest possible price point,” he said. Jenco has achieved this, in part, by implementing a homegrown custom electronic workflow to minimize human touchpoints, make more efficient use of company resources, and increase throughput. In this way, the company has eliminated 80 percent of the paperwork involved in creating an electronic job ticket that flows with the order through completion and delivery. “We want our customers to do as little work as possible,” Imbriani said.
He also expressed the sometimes contrarian view that “Finding better, more efficient ways to get things done doesn’t always entail ultra-high-tech equipment.” When job requirements warrant, for example, Jenco often employs a combination of machine and handwork for certain jobs, such as hand-inserting brochures into folders or assembling a boxed set to hold DVDs.
Established in 1998, Jenco Productions is a certified women’s business enterprise (WMBE) employing up to 4000 individuals in three facilities located in San Bernardino and Heber, Calif., and Mexicali, Mexico.