“It’s quite a statement when you have a device you acquired in 2000 that you ran every day, and you put it to rest 15 years later only because it was finally time to upgrade the technology,” says John Slaney, Chief Technology Officer of Content Critical Solutions. “We used our first Hunkeler system when we were printing on-demand newspapers to go on flights out of JFK. When you have something with a lot of moving parts and a lot of activity going through it, it has to be solid. And that’s what our experience over the years has been with Standard Finishing and Hunkeler.” This is just one example of the reliability and quality Content Critical has experienced from its Hunkeler and Horizon systems.
Content Critical Solutions operates out of four locations(New Jersey, Florida, and two in New York), producing data-intensive transactional printing. The company has been using Hunkeler equipment in their Moonachie, NJ, plant for nearly 20 years, and they replaced the original line at the end of 2017 with Hunkeler’s next generation in order to expand variable production capabilities. When Content Critical began looking for an in-line finishing solution to complement a Canon ColorStream 6900 production inkjet press in their Fort Lauderdale, FL, plant, there was no hesitation in selecting Hunkeler from Standard Finishing. “We had some problems with competitive solutions in the past, and we felt, based on our long history and experience with Standard, that Hunkeler was a better decision,” says Fred Van Alstyne, Chief Operating Officer.