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ACROSS the nation

September 2005
California

CARLSBAD—The Iris Group is now running a new six-color Komori Lithrone S40 perfector with coater.

NORTH HOLLYWOOD—New in the prepress area at G2 Graphic Systems is a Fujifilm Quattro scanner, PictroProof II contone proofer and FinalProof GxT digital contract proofer, along with a Rampage workflow. The company also added a Xerox DocuColor iGen3 digital production press, as well as Fujifilm plates, in the pressroom.

SANTA CLARA—PrintPapa has acquired KirkPrint, a commercial printing company based in Sunnyvale, CA. The new owners, Paul and Shawn Nag, report the recent addition of a two-color Ryobi 3302 press. PrintPapa also has digital and large-format printing capabilities.

Colorado

GRAND JUNCTION—The Colorado Printing Co. announced it will be moving into a new facility in the second quarter of 2006. The new building will increase production space from 33,000 to 140,000 square feet. The company also will install two new 10-color, 40˝ Heidelberg perfecting presses. The total investment, including the building and equipment, will exceed $10 million.

LITTLETON—A new six-color Komori Lithrone 28 with coater has been installed at CPI Card Group.

Florida

CLEARWATER—Roberts Printing reported a 25 percent increase in productivity and substantial quality improvements resulting from the recent addition of a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74 perfecting press with Axis Control and aqueous coating to its all-Heidelberg pressroom.

FORT MYERS—The Breeze Corp. has purchased 20 units of the DGM 430 press (configured as four four-highs and two two-highs, and two DGM 1035 folders) at its new facility here. The new DGM pressline will be used to print weekly tabloids and commercial work.

Georgia

CLAXTON—Claxton Office Supply & Printing has added a new Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 to its shop for production of two- and four-color print jobs. This new press was installed alongside a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 and a Duosetter.

Idaho

PRESTON—Bear River Publishing has purchased a DGM 440 four-high and one DGM 1035 folder. The company prints the Logan Herald Journal, Idaho State Journal and Rexburg Standard Journal newspapers. The new DGM 440 press will, however, be primarily used to run UV inks and insert work.

Illinois

Bedford Park—A new Goss C550 insert press will enable Atlantic Press to target customers in the retail industry. The purchase of a four-unit Goss C550 heatset press with a 21˝ cutoff is part of the printer’s ongoing expansion, and was installed in July. The company has also invested in a Goss C700 folder.

HARVEY—Andrews Printing has added a four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 to its pressroom. Founded in 1948, Andrews Printing is a family owned and operated shop specializing in quick printing and mid-size format work.
 

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