ACROSS the nationSeptember 2002
ROYAL OAK—Commercial printer Arbor Press is implementing CRC Information Systems' business management software "THE System."
BRAINERD—A 21-pocket Muller Martini Corona perfect binder equipped with a splitting saw to facilitate two-up production has been installed at Bang Printing. The company is using the new binder to produce soft cover and case bound books.
OWATONNA—A six-color Komori Lithrone 28 press has been installed at J-C Press.
WINONA—Sheetfed printer W&C Printing has signed a deal to implement CRC Information Systems' business management software "THE System." It will include CRC's Dynamic Scheduling module to help streamline production and job planning.
AURORA—MWM Dexter, a commercial sheetfed printer, has gone live with the Printcafe PSI print management system. PSI integrates 18 software modules with Microsoft's SQL Server database management system and Macola Progression Accounting. These tools automate job planning, costing, data collection, scheduling, purchasing, inventory management, accounting and more. In addition, MWM Dexter is an early adopter of Printcafe's PrinterSite Internal, an online solution enabling the printer's salespeople to collaborate more easily with their colleagues, reducing paperwork and increasing responsiveness.
KANSAS CITY—Hallmark Cards is now running a Wohlenberg 15PS Cut-Tec paper cutting system from MAN Roland. The installation was completed by Disgraf Service.
SAINT LOUIS—Nies/Artcraft Printing has completed the installation of a Heidelberg ST270 stitcher. The company specializes in one- to six-color web and sheetfed printing, prepress, bindery, fulfillment and asset management.
OMAHA—Corporate Express has purchased a six-color RDP Marathon 380V web press, configured with UV curing and the SmartSet 2000 press control system for its Document & Print Management division, based here. The press agreement calls for one press initially, with the option for the purchase of six additional presses. The division produces business forms, labels and direct mail products.
HICKSVILLE—Coral Graphics has acquired a six-color Komori Lithrone 28 press.
LONG ISLAND CITY—Linco Printing has begun operating a new 11,000 cph Muller Martini Bravo-T saddle stitching system.
RIDGEWOOD—Arcade Bookbinding has installed a new AmigoPlus perfect binding system from Muller Martini.
CHARLOTTE—A new two-color, 28˝ Komori Sprint press has been installed at M&M Printing.
DURHAM—Universal Printing has purchased a five-color Komori Lithrone 28.
CLEVELAND—St Ives Cleveland has announced a $2 million equipment investment with the purchase of a six-color MAN Roland 706LV press. Additionally, the company is renovating its customer press approval suite.
CONSHOHOCKEN—Pemcor Inc., a family owned, full-service commercial printing and direct mail fulfillment firm based here, has opened a sales office in Allentown, PA.
DALLAS—Classic Printers has installed a new four-color Komori Lithrone 20 press.
SHARON—Victor Printing, a forms manufacturer and commercial printer, has implemented CRC Information Systems' "THE System" business management software, including the Forms Estimating program. The company offers traditional continuous forms, four-color offset printing, print-on-demand services, variable data printing and digital wide-format printing.
CHAPIN—The FB Johnston Group has purchased and installed a new five-color Thieme 5060 in-line press. It reportedly is the first press of its kind installed in the Southeastern United States. The unit can print large-format, multi-colored sheets up to 61x83˝.
COLUMBIA—A six-color Komori Lithrone 40 perfector has been installed at State Printing.
GREENVILLE—Visual Graphics has purchased a five-color Komori Lithrone 20 press.
PULASKI—A new two-color, 28˝ Komori Sprint is up-and-running at Holley's Printing.
AUSTIN—A five-color Komori Lithrone 20 press with coater is now in operation at Copy Craft Printing.
FORT WORTH—Service Info Systems has expanded its production capabilities with the addition of a two-color Sakurai 258EPIIZ automated perfecting press.
HOUSTON—Seidl's Bindery has purchased a Sanwa 1060SE diecutter from Independent Machinery.
HINESBURG—A four-color, 181⁄8x22˝ Sakurai 458EPII automated four-up press has been installed at Vermont Print & Mail.
DELAVAN—Advance Printing has purchased a four-color Hamada B452 press from distributor Best Graphics.
KENOSHA—Accurate Printing has installed a two-color, 28˝ Komori Sprint press.
SUSSEX—A Bobst Media 100-III A-2 folder/gluer is up-and-running at Schreiber Specialties. The unit is helping to produce lock-bottom and four-corner boxes, pocket folders and double CD holders.
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