ACROSS the nation
Harvey—Blue Island Newspaper Printing has installed a Prime Optimal NEWS curing system on its Goss SSC newspaper press. The new system provides high-speed UV curing and complete drying in-line, allowing Blue Island to cure Flint Ink Arrowlith UV inks on both sides of the web.
NILES—In an effort to meet customer demand for aqueous coating and perfecting capabilities, Specialty Printing, a high-volume direct mail print shop, has acquired a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102 perfector with coater.
INDIANAPOLIS—Hilltop Press, a division of National Graphics, has installed a six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone LS40 interdeck UV press with IST lamps on all units.
DES MOINES—Specialty Graphics has added a second Brandtjen & Kluge press to its production line. This time a rebuilt Kluge EHD Series press was chosen for foil stamping and embossing applications.
BALTIMORE—Victor Graphics has a tradition of dedicating each new press it installs to a sports team. The press is painted the team’s color and a team flag is hung over the press. Victor’s latest addition, a Timson T48A, honors the University of Maryland Terrapins. The University’s mascot was on hand to help celebrate the book press’ start up.
MINNEAPOLIS—Shapco Printing, a mid-size commercial printer, recently implemented Heidelberg’s Prinect Printready 2.0 and Signa Station 1.0.
ST. LOUIS—Kohler Print Group announced that it has broken its own safety record and achieved four years with no lost work days due to accidents or injuries.
Carlstadt—Pictorial Offset has completed installation of a new eight-color MAN Roland R-700 series press with UV coating capability. The new press is equipped with a JDF-compatible PECOM software driven operating system and automatic plate loading. It is also capable of running both hybrid and conventional inks and is equipped with a Grafix interdeck UV curing system.
FAIRFIELD—Redi-Mail Direct Marketing has purchased substantially all of the assets of PPS Medical Marketing Group. As part of the transaction, Redi-Mail Direct Marketing will reportedly become one of only 10 database licensees of American Medical Association (AMA) proprietary data, with the ability to resell AMA data such as physician and state license information.