ACROSS the nation
DECATUR—Huston Patterson Printers, a package printer, has installed its second 64˝ KBA Rapida 162A sheetfed press with inline aqueous coating tower. The new press is a six-color; its sister press, installed in October 2001, is a seven-color with UV and aqueous coating capability.
DES PLAINES, IL—Des Plaines Publishing, a web printer of newspapers, newsletters and publications, recently installed a Vijuk 321-T saddle stitcher, distributed by Vijuk Equipment.
ROCKFORD—The Rockford Register Star purchased an Elettra automatic blanket wash system from IMC America at the recent NEXPO show.
SCHILLER PARK—Sunrise Printing is now running a new five-color, 20x28˝ Komori Lithrone L528 press.
PRESTONSBURG—Williams Printing, an on-demand book printer, has installed an ODM Casemaking system from On Demand Machinery.
BATON ROUGE—A new Heidelberg Prosetter 74 platesetter with single cassette loader has been purchased by Baton Rouge Printing in order to increase automation within its prepress department. The shop houses nearly 45 employees and services local and national hospitals and home health agencies.
BALTIMORE—PrintManage, a print integration company, has contracted with Maxim Healthcare Services, a national recruiting company, for a two-year contract to produce up to 6 million variable data, direct mail pieces annually. Print Manage will print and mail post cards with targeted variable data from an automated system that allows Maxim's 300 offices nationwide to design, approve and order from the Web.
LIVONIA—Saturn Printing & Mailing has installed a Heidelberg Prosetter 52 computer-to-plate system. The privately owned quick commercial printer is using the new equipment to produce plates for four-color jobs.
Burnsville—Cornerstone Copy Center has installed its first Heidelberg press, a Quickmaster DI-46 ProSpot. The family owned and operated shop was established in 1981.
LEWISTOWN—A two-color Ryobi sheetfed press has been purchased by News-Argus Printing, an independently owned firm that has been in business for more than 100 years.