GEW UV retro-fit solution for John Henry

States Art Dewley of The John Henry Company: “We have to print and convert virtually all available substrates and our 10 color press just did not have the UV performance we needed. We became frustrated by the number of press stoppages and downtimes and contacted GEW to see if they could provide us with a solution. We subsequently took the decision to remove the original UV equipment that came with the press and upgraded with the GEW specified system. Since the GEW UV installation we have not had any curing problems and the system has saved us a ton of money in lost production. GEW provided a solution that solved our problems. We are planning to install another 13 inch (330 mm) press this year and have no hesitation in specifying GEW for this purchase. Their location in Ohio makes them ideally placed to provide us with the level of service and support we expect.”

The John Henry Company manufactures, distributes and imports specialty products for the horticultural, pharmaceutical and health care industries. With multiple plants across the United States, they are now in their 90th year of continuous operation. With its own in-house printing operation, the company is a complete supplier of packaging solutions to targeted markets, enabling them to earn numerous national and international awards for creativity, business management and overall graphic excellence along with a high degree of customer loyalty.

Adds Brian Wenger, Vice President of GEW, Incorporated: “We are one of the largest OEM suppliers to international press manufacturers and our experience since the development of UV printing in the label industry enables us to understand the needs of both the press manufacturer and printer. We have evolved through trouble-shooting production problems experienced by printers with the everincreasing array of substrates they have to convert. We know the difficulties inherent in curing UV inks on some of these materials and substrate temperature impact and have developed various heat management options to deal with them. We were delighted to have the opportunity to retro-fit our system on The John Henry Company’s existing press and to be specified as the supplier of choice for the new one. We are very proud of the fact that within a very short window of opportunity we were able to provide a solution to a production problem that was creating significant cost penalties for this customer.”

The GEW facility in North Royalton, Ohio is a fully staffed subsidiary of GEW (EC) Limited, UK, with sales, customer support and service engineers providing in-house repair and spares stocking facilities and on-site service.