ACROSS the nationNovember 2004
HOOKSETT, NH—Cummings Printing has purchased a new Best Osako 368AS saddlestitcher from Best Graphics.
Carlstadt—Pantone Inc. has signed the acceptance certificate for its second KBA Rapida sheetfed press. Pantone installed a six-color Rapida 72 press plus coater two years ago. It has followed this up with an order for a Rapida 105.
SADDLE BROOK—Raad Graphic Arts has added an eight-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press with tower coater to its arsenal. The Diamond 3000S replaced an existing eight-color press.
SOMERSET—To celebrate the installation of a new Xerox iGen3 digital production press Toppan Printing held an Olympic-themed open house, including a ribbon cutting by Olympic gold medal gymnast Bart Conner.
Rochester—Hammer Lithograph has installed an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 with coater and CutStar roll-to-sheet feeder. The Speedmaster is Hammer Litho's first Heidelberg press and the CutStar installation is the first in the U.S. to use lightweight polypropylene in roll form, producing cut-and-stack labels at reduced cost and with less waste. Hammer Litho is the world's largest manufacturer of labels for bottled water, including Nestlé's Poland Spring brand.
CHARLOTTE—The Printing Office has changed its name to Integraphx and moved into a new 24,000-square-foot facility.
Cleveland—Consolidated Graphics Group has added a Drupa-edition six-color Speedmaster CD 102 with preset plus feeder and delivery to its fleet of equipment. Since the installation, production at the all-Heidelberg shop has reportedly increased by 25 percent.
Levittown—The Bucks County Courier Times inaugurated an all-new production facility, redesigned its layout and format, and launched a new Saturday edition—all the result of installing a new MAN Roland Geoman press. Courier Times executives selected the 29 couple, five reel, double-out folder Geoman for its ability to add more color to its news and advertising positions, to improve print quality and to provide sectioning flexibility. The publisher had been producing the paper on a Goss letterpress, reaching a 67,545 weekday and 72,579 Sunday circulation.
Orangeburg—Sun Inc., a full-service commercial printer, has increased postpress production by more than 100 percent and driven greater efficiency into its bindery with the installation of a 54˝ Polar 137 cutting system from Heidelberg.
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