Operating as a family-owned business since 1947, Bridgeport National Bindery in Agawam, MA, has a rich heritage creating high-quality case- and library-bound books as well as library book and textbook rebinding. The company began to shift its traditional business model with the acquisition of its first production inkjet printer in 2014, and subsequently spun off its library book rebinding business.
The shift paid off for the company. “In fact,” says Bruce Jacobsen, Executive Vice President and a 56-year veteran of the company, “we needed more capacity, so we set out in early 2020 to evaluate all of the various production inkjet solutions on the market, including not only the printers but the supporting software as well. We have a unique workflow we are in the process of launching that will take advantage of some of these software capabilities.”
Bridgeport settled on the Screen Truepress Jet520HD to meet its increased printing requirements. At the same time, the company evaluated finishing solutions to complement the press and optimize book production throughput.