ACROSS the nation
DOWNERS GROVE—Ace Reprographics, the in-plant printing division of Ace Hardware, has added a new five-color, 201⁄2x283⁄8˝ Sakurai 572EDII press, purchased through Fuller Graphix. Also delivered was a new Screen PlateRite 4000 thermal platesetter equipped with the Screen TrueFlow workflow system, a new Epson 7000 color proofer and a Western Lithotech plate processor.
WHEELING—Rollem International has installed its TR high-speed die scoring system at Allstate Print & Communications Center, the in-plant printing operation for Allstate Insurance.
PITTSBURG—For the recent Kansas City Chiefs annual banquet, where NFL Players of the Year received their awards, the program was printed by Pittcraft Printing, the official printer of the Chiefs. The 24-page program, containing bios and photos of the winners and presenters, was produced on Pittcraft's new computer-to-plate system, which features a Fujifilm Javelin Luxel T-9000 CTP thermal platesetter, a PictroProof digital color proofer and a C-550 Sprint scanner. As a banquet sponsor, two tables are reserved in the company's name. This year, Michael Strahan, NFC Defensive Player of the Year, sat at the Pittcraft table.
FLORENCE—Nielsen, a Moore company based here, was awarded best of show honors in PIANKO's Print Excellence Awards for an envelope stuffer it produced for Roche Diagnostics.
LARGO—Chroma Graphics has purchased a Screen Mark II CTP device, as well as a new Spin-Jet digital proofer and a new DuPont Digital Cromalin. With these new additions, the company now has a totally digital workflow, says Rusty Coolidge, president. Chroma Graphics has an open house set for mid-June, where it expects about 400 customers to attend. A paper show is also planned, at which Washington Redskins star Darrell Green will sign limited-edition posters.
ROCKVILLE—EU Services has purchased a new high-speed, four- to six-station Flowmaster inserter from Sure-Feed Engineering. With the addition, EU now has a total of 40 inserters.