Bindery Transformation Delivers for Delzer Lithograph Company

Founded in 1949, Delzer Lithograph Company is a third-generation, family owned commercial printer located in Waukesha, Wisconsin. The company prides itself on delivering “commercial print done right.”

As part of an overall transformation for the business, President Michael Delzer and his team acquired a brand new Komori 8-color HUV perfecting press in 2015 to complement the Konica Minolta digital presses they use for short-run on-demand work. The company also offers wide-format printing, mailing, sophisticated kit assembly, finishing, fulfillment, distribution, and warehousing.

“With the new quality and capacity our Komori press provided us,” Michael Delzer notes, “we decided we needed to bring high-volume perfect binding in-house. With closures and mergers, there was only one trade bindery in the area we could trust with our work, and we wanted to bring that work back in-house so we were not reliant on their schedules and could better control the cost.”

That decision led to a discussion with Standard Finishing and their local dealer Precision Graphics. “We have an older Standard Horizon bookletmaker that we use in our digital department,” Delzer says. “But, as part of our discussion with Standard Finishing, we visited their outstanding demo center in Boston and immediately saw an opportunity to transform our entire bindery as well.”

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