ACROSS the nation
Marietta—Color Spectrum Network, a manufacturer of printed folding cartons, has added a seven-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press with coater, extended delivery and ultra-violet (UV) capabilities. It supplements a six-color Speedmaster CD 102 installed in 2003.
CHICAGO—Bruce Jensen and Gail Ludewig of TotalWorks Inc. accepted the "Friends of the Year" award at the ninth annual Top Hat Ball, a benefit for Marklund, a non-profit network of services for infants, children and adults with developmental disabilities. TotalWorks has supported Marklund for many years by donating printing services including letterhead, reports, brochures and invitations.
Decatur—Dynagraphics Inc. has added a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 press in order to increase productivity and automation within the family owned shop.
Des Moines—Litho Graphics has purchased the Riteportal customer relationship management tool from Screen (USA). It allows a content creator to prepare and automatically upload certified PDF files to Litho Graphics' Riteportal server. Litho Graphics was founded in 1976 and houses 25 employees at its 12,000-square-foot facility.
NORTH CHELMSFORD—Courier Corp. reports its book manufacturing sales were up 8 percent for the first quarter of its 2005 fiscal year, with strong textbook demand contributing to a 20 percent increase in four-color printing sales. In Courier's specialty book publishing segment, sales were up 13 percent, which is attributable to the company's January 2004 acquisition of the Research & Education Association (REA).
MINNEAPOLIS—The equipment list at Reflections has expanded recently with the addition of a Xerox DocuColor 6060 digital press; Xerox DocuColor 6100 digital press; 45˝ Itotec RC-115 programmable cutter; VideoJet 7000 ink-jet system; VideoJet Chesire TLS tabber/labler; BCC 2010 Mail Manager software; six-station Bell & Howell inserter; and 12-station Bell & Howell inserter.
Livingston—A two-color Heidelberg GTO has been purchased by PrintingForLess.com. Currently, the company is using the new press to produce customized brochures and to train new employees. Founded in 1996, PrintingForLess.com is a privately owned, online full-color printing service with 115 employees.