ACROSS the nation
DAVENPORT—Fidlar Printing announced it has added a six-color, 28x40˝ Heidelberg press with coater. The company is celebrating its 150th anniversary and claims to be the largest format commercial sheetfed printer in the Quad Cities.
OMAHA—Omaha Print has won the 2004 Heritage Award, which was presented recently at the 23rd annual River City Round-Up Heritage Award Luncheon.
LAS VEGAS—The Nevada Department of Transportation has certified Las Vegas Color Graphics as a woman-owned disadvantaged business as part of a federal program that helps secure equal opportunity in business. That status came after Heidi Scheffler Bridges, company president, purchased the firm from her father, Larry Scheffler.
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.