Glover Printing got its start in 1953 in a Raleigh garage. In the 1960s, the company moved into a basement location. According to Brian Goldberg, Glover Printing's Operations Manager, "It wasn't exactly glamorous." In 1976, the company finally moved into its own building... and the organization has been evolving ever since. Today, Glover is a marketing services organization that provides its client base with:
State-of-the-art design and pre press
Variable data 1:1 marketing communications
Marketing campaign management
Digital and offset production for everything from small booklets to large sheets
UV printing on plastics
Full bindery and finishing capabilities
Warehousing and inventory tracking
A customized inventory management system
According to Goldberg, "One of our key investments in digital print is the Océ VarioPrint® 6250 with an in-line booklet maker. Glover does a tremendous amount of short-run book production, and this high-speed monochrome duplex printer is a good answer for profitable markets like digital book printing. Documentation and training materials for large manufacturers are critical applications for us. We are printing content on-demand or in shorter, more frequent runs. This reduces manufacturers' inventory and keeps content current for our clients."
Initially, Glover was running its book production on a 40" Speedmaster 2 Color Perfector. The company then moved books with run lengths of 500 to 2,000 and page counts of 48 to 128 to the Océ VarioPrint 6250. Goldberg noted, "The movement to digital production with in-line finishing was so productive that we eliminated a complete shift of operations from the Heidelberg press. Digital also meets our clients' expectations for quality. The halftones on book covers and the small text sizes for compliance information are outstanding."
Glover also produces a line of the miniature pharmaceutical inserts. The pharmaceutical industry requires substantial administrative and quality assurance programs that exceed normal commercial graphic arts practices. Goldberg stated, "The Océ VarioPrint 6250 meets their stringent quality requirements."
The Océ VarioPrint 6250 is part of the Océ VarioPrint 6000 Ultra, Ultra TP and MICR Lines - the most productive digital perfecting system in their class. Based on Océ Gemini Instant Duplex technology, this duplex printer series takes monochrome speed to new heights. With ultra-fast speed and benchmark reliability, print professionals can take on more jobs and turn them around faster, enter profitable new markets like digital book printing, expand services and do more with less. All while reducing costs and environmental impact. The result is a win-win proposition that delivers business stimulus benefits, expands opportunities, and optimizes resources and investment protection.