J&Q Continues Innovation with Addition of SCREEN High-Speed Inkjet Press


Johnson & Quin was recently featured in a press release from SCREEN Americas regarding the installation of the new Truepress Jet520NX inkjet press. This is J&Q’s second high-speed solution in just 3 years from SCREEN Americas, a long-time graphic arts equipment manufacturer.

With over 140 years in the printing business, J&Q has proven that innovation is key to staying ahead of the competition. J&Q’s executive vice president, Bob Arkema, explains: “We installed SCREEN’s Truepress Jet520ZZ 3 years ago, which revolutionized direct mail production for J&Q and our clients. It has enabled us to provide high quality personalization in color, combine versions in one print run, decrease postage and production costs and reduce schedules for our clients.”

“Now, with the new NX, we can offer high quality color personalization on heavier 12 pt paper stocks for postcards and self mailers,” he said.

J&Q has a history of embracing new technology since its founding in Chicago in 1876 as a book manufacturer and book binder. Adapting to the changing needs of the marketplace, the company was the first to offer laser printing capabilities to the Midwest in 1979, helping transform J&Q into a full service direct mail production company.

Acquiring its first SCREEN high-speed inkjet printing system in late 2014, the company employed the Truepress Jet520ZZ to deliver personalized direct mail in one printing step, benefiting its customers with shortened turnaround times, postage savings and unlimited versioning for highly targeted, quality communications.

“By adding the new SCREEN Truepress Jet520NX,” Andrew Henkel, J&Q’s vice president of sales, said, “the production options we can now provide for our clients’ direct mail programs expands exponentially, especially with an expanded range of stock weights. Plus the NX features an extra printhead that enables us to produce MICR security printing for our financial services clients so we can generate check letters in variable four-color to draw extra attention to their promotions. In fact, we are the first NX installation in North America with that capability.”

Checks on NX Cropped

Arkema summed up how J&Q sees the integration of their newest SCREEN technology. “We continually research the latest print and mailing technologies to enhance our direct mail production capabilities, lower costs and provide clients with response generating format ideas. Our staff quickly learns how to maximize new technology and equipment to offer and educate our marketing clients on how to best produce their direct mail to enhance results and profitability.”

About Johnson & Quin – J&Q offers the latest production technologies including high-speed full color inkjet printing in combination with postal and mailing services to achieve the lowest postage and delivery costs. They offer data services, other digital personalization and printing options, and certified data security. J&Q excels at high volume complex projects requiring personalized and variable data printing. For more information see www.j-quin.com, or find J&Q on Twitter or Facebook.

About Screen Americas – Screen Americas, a SCREEN Graphic and Precision Solutions group company, is a leading supplier of systems and components for the graphic arts industry in North America and South America. Its diverse line of integrated products includes digital printing systems for a variety of applications, including print on demand, variable data, flexo/packaging solutions, industrial and sign/display printing. For more information, please visit Screen’s website at www.screenamericas.com.

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