L+L Printers Brings Perfect Binding In-House

San Diego based L+L Printers, a 61-year-old privately held commercial printer, places significant emphasis on quality control in its operations. One of its largest customers, a medical device company, is especially sensitive to accuracy and quality. L+L President & CEO Bill Anderson says, “Our motto is ‘Never a drop in quality.’ As part of our standard procedures, nothing goes out that hasn’t been checked, and this is especially important to our medical device customer, who operates in a very regulated industry. If there is a mistake in the printing or finishing, it causes real issues. When we were outsourcing our perfect binding, we were having to do 100% hand inspection of all the work. The problem was exacerbated when the bindery partner we were using here closed, and we had to send work to Los Angeles, adding days and more loss of control to the process.”

L+L has been doing business with Standard Finishing for a number of years. “In fact,” Anderson says, “we have a HorizonSPF-200A Bookletmaker in our digital department that we have had for a decade, and it’s still going strong. So it made sense to talk to Standard, and the local Horizon dealer Print & Finishing Solutions, when we determined we needed to bring perfect binding in-house.”

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