ACROSS the nation
DUDLEY—Kerrin Graphics & Printing has installed a Presstek Dimension Excel 425 computer-to-plate system, also making the transition from film and subtractive plates to chemistry-free Anthem thermal plates.
NORWOOD—A new six-color Komori Lithrone S40 press with coater is now in operation at Millennium Graphics.
ANN ARBOR—Malloy Inc., a book manufacturer, has incorporated Screen's 16- and 32-up PlateRite Ultima 16000 and PlateRite Ultima 32000Z thermal platesetters into its prepress workflow.
DETROIT—Accuform Printing & Graphics upgraded its equipment with the recent installation of a two-color Printmaster QM 46 press from Heidelberg. Founded in 1969, the family owned and operated shop houses 14 employees.
SALINE—McNaughton & Gunn has implemented a fully integrated software solution from CRC Information Systems, including the commercial estimating, production scheduling, automatic data collection, roll inventory, financial accounting and executive notification modules.
MINNEAPOLIS—Reflections has purchased an Akiyama 640 Bestech press with in-line coater, automated plate changers and CIP4 capabilities. The new machine is part of a $2.7 million expansion.
CARLSTADT—Superior Printing Ink completed the installation of its first Color Resource Center at Pictorial Offset Corp., located here. Pictorial's Color Resource Center, a sophisticated extension of the company's current in-plant ink facility installed by Superior several years ago, will provide an additional range of value-added services that Superior is offering under its Preflight to Profitability (P2P) program.
CLIFTON—Sandy Alexander Inc. has purchased and implemented Virtual Ticket from MetaCommunications. The printer uses Virtual Ticket for process-specific order entry, prepress project management, centralized electronic job tickets and production digital asset management.
CHARLOTTE—Integraphx is combining what it has learned about printing workflows and automation with e-commerce to develop a Website (mymagicmemories.com) to sell personalized calendars, greeting cards and other gifts using digital photos.
CLEVELAND—Watt Printers has acquired Mail Marketing Inc., a full-service commercial direct marketing company.