ACROSS the nation
Phoenix—Courier Graphics is doubling the capacity of its pressroom by replacing one of its two current web presses with a new five-color Rotoman from MAN Roland. Scheduled for installation in the spring, with a May production date, the press will be equipped with a MAN Roland 1:2:3 folder and a Vits sheeter.
LOS ANGELES—Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC) celebrated 25- and 50-year memberships at a recent awards breakfast. Companies that joined the association in 1980 and 1955 were honored for their loyalty and support of PIASC and presented with the silver and gold membership awards, respectively.
SANTA CLARA—Entire Printing recently added a Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 press, a Prosetter 74 and a Pro 68 plate processor. This small general commercial printer has been in business for more than one year and has already recorded $2 million in sales.
BREVARD COUNTY—Goss International has received an order from Gannett Co. for a tower addition press expansion project for its existing Goss Headliner offset press lines here used for Florida Today and USA Today. The new Goss Uniliner tower additions will be installed by the end of 2005 and will allow Florida Today to increase color capability.
TAMPA—Holding company BestSource Inc. announced the merger between short-run specialist Southprint Corp. and third-generation firm Tampa Printing. Each firm will maintain individual entities for an unspecified period of time in the current location of Southprint.
Marietta—Complete Printing Services, a high-end commercial shop, has installed a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 perfecting press with coater and Axis Control in order to meet increasing demand for process plus additional PMS color and metallic printing.
DES PLAINES—Copyco Solutions is now using a Heidelberg Quickmaster DI 46-4 Pro to produce newsletters, brochures and labels. Copyco is a family owned and operated general commercial printer that currently has 45 employees.