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ACROSS the nation

April 2006
Presses Head for Hawkeye State

HIAWATHA, IA—Two 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed presses with coaters have been installed at Cedar Graphics. The first press is a six-color Rapida 105 sheetfed press; the second is a 10-color, five-over-five Rapida 105 long perfector with a roll-to-sheet feeder.

CALIFORNIA

GLENDALE—Color Depot has installed a Kluge EHF series press. The print trade shop included the preload continuous magazine option that allows the machine to be reloaded while in motion (for continuous feeding). The EHF press will be used primarily for foil stamping and embossing small boxes and CD sleeves.

SOUTH SAN FRANCISCO—A new six-color Komori Lithrone 28 with coater is now running at Essence Printing. It is the company’s second Komori press.

FLORIDA

WINTER PARKAloma Printing recently installed a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 press and a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 press with coater. The new QM 46 was added to complement an existing Printmaster QM 46.

GEORGIA

SMYRNA—Printegra has upgraded its black-and-white capabilities by adding a six-color HP Indigo 5000 to its facility here and Kodak E125 Digimaster presses in Smyrna and Montgomeryville, PA.

TUCKER—Scott Lithographing has acquired its first 40˝ multicolor press—an automated, five-color Komori Lithrone 540 with aqueous in-line coater. It’s the fourth Komori press installed by the 40-year-old printer.

ILLINOIS

CAROL STREAM—A new Xerox iGen3 digital production press with variable imaging and UV coating capabilities is now in operation at Team Concept Printing & Thermography.

KENTUCKY

NEWPORT—Steinhauser Inc., a 100-year-old printing and converting company, has purchased a Premius Digital 3 Chip print process management system from BST Pro Mark.

MARYLAND

CENTREVILLE—Tidewater Direct has invested more than $3 million in equipment. An eight-unit Sanden Quantum 1200 perfecting web press will be installed at the company’s West Branch, IA, facility. Also, two Fuji Sabre VX9600 CTP systems and four 26˝ Stahl folders have been purchased.

MASSACHUSETTS

WILMINGTON—Kirkwood Printing has added an eight-color Speed-master XL 105 press with in-line aqueous coater from Heidelberg The XL 105 complements the shop’s three existing 40˝ Heidelberg presses. Kirkwood is a commercial printer housing 92 employees.
 

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