ACROSS the nationApril 2002
ANN ARBOR—Book printing specialist Malloy Lithographing has changed its name to Malloy Inc. It has also adopted the tag line "Serving publishers with integrity and innovation."
ALBERT LEA, MN—A Standard Horizon AFC-504AKT automated floor model folder is now operating at Church Offset Printing.
RENO—Registered Ink Printing has acquired a new five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 52 perfecting press with coater. The printer has also purchased a Polar 92ED cutter and was scheduled to install a complete Heidelberg computer-to-plate package in March.
CONCORD—A new seven-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162 sheetfed press with perfector and in-line aqueous coater has been purchased by Concord Litho. The new press is loaded with semi-automatic plate changers; CIP3 digital interface; automatic blanket, plate, impression and roller washing; and a KBA closed-loop densitometry system. The press was delivered to the 200-employee company in April.
BOONTON TOWNSHIP—Jon Parker and several key employees of Parker Communications Group (PCG) have become part of Dolan Wohlers, a commercial sheetfed and web printing company. The transaction was initiated on Dolan Wohlers' behalf by Rampart Associates LLC.
FORKED RIVER—Regal-Lith Printers has installed a new Presstek CTP system complete with Nexus workflow and Epson 10000 color proofing. The prepress workflow also sends CIP3 digital files to the console of its new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster press with aqueous coater. These improvements are part of a $2 million expansion into the color print market for the 15-year-old family owned company.
LAFAYETTE—A new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi 3F-13 sheetfed press has been installed at The Printing Center. The machine is equipped with an aqueous tower coater and extended delivery.
LONG ISLAND CITY—Continental Corporate Engravers has acquired Lincoln Mounting & Finishing, a Brooklyn-based finishing company serving the printing trade. The companies' combined capabilities add mounting and expanded diecutting capabilities to other specialties, including engraving, embossing, foil stamping, hand and machine finishing, and letterpress printing.
NEW YORK CITY—Aladdin Laminating has added a new MBO folder with right angle section, a 54˝ Colter & Peterson Saber guillotine cutter and an Autofeeds rigid film laminator to its equipment list.
GREENSBORO—Shamrock Corp. has purchased a Prime UV multiple lamp system. The 600-watt-per-inch system was installed on an H.B. Weber flexo stack press to cure personalized bar codes on gift wrap paper. By doing this in-line, it has allowed Shamrock to have longer runs on its gravure presses with fewer stops and changeovers.
SEWICKLEY—The Graphic Arts Technical Foundation (GATF) has cleared the decks in its research and training facility to make way for a new four-unit Rotoman web offset press, donated by MAN Roland. The press is expected to be operational by early summer.
DALLAS—Padgett Printing has invested in an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 102-8P perfecting press via Heidelberg's used equipment division. President and CEO David Torok reports this equipment addition will help with the company's move to mailing and fulfillment. This investment follows the purchase of two new Heidelberg Digimaster 9110s earlier this year.
RICHMOND—Carter Printing has expanded its production capacity by installing a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Model 3F-13 sheetfed press with tower coater and extended delivery. It replaced a 25-year-old four-color machine.
APPLETON—A TriService ColorCommand temperature control/cooling system is now providing chilling for a Nordson/Spectral UV lamp system on a six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone press at National Graphics Solutions.
RACINE—Warren Industries has purchased two Itoh RC-DX Model 115 paper cutters in the past year. LDR International provided the proposal through Best Graphics for the installations. Warren Industries specializes in the production of game cards for board games.
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