ACROSS the nationSeptember 2004
Elkhart—Service Printers has signed an agreement to implement THE System business management software from CRC Information Systems.
JENNINGS—Goss International has taken an order from The Jennings Daily News for a new Goss Community press. The order has been placed following the installation in 2001 of a new Community press at its sister newspaper, The Ruston Daily Leader, and will replace its existing Harris V-15 press.
Baltimore—Victor Graphics, a book manufacturer, announced a comprehensive quality control program that will encompass nearly every facet of the company's business. Titled "Project Heads Up," the program is designed to improve the overall customer experience. The company has also purchased a Recmi stacker/ bundler from IMC America for its new Timsons web press.
LANHAM—OmniPrint Newsletter and Direct Mail Services is now operating a new Heidelberg Speedbander 603 automatic bander with Stahlfolder TD 78-4 Topline buckle folder. OmniPrint specializes in newsletters and direct mail projects for a wide range of customers in the Washington, DC, metropolitan area. It was the first installation of the Speedbander 603 in the United States.
WOBURN—Seaboard Bindery has upgraded its Wire-O binding capabilities with the installation of a James Burn BB43H binding system.
SAINT PAUL—Modernistic reports is was the first printer in the U.S. to purchase the JetScreen direct-to-screen system, in turn reducing the number of steps for screen printing from nine to three.
Winona—W&C Printing has added a second Duplo collating/bookletmaking system. The Duplo System 5000 consists of two DC-10/60 collators, a DBM-500/T bookletmaker and a trimmer.
CARLSTADT—Pictorial Offset has entered into negotiations to acquire Integrated Imaging Center's (IIC) human and capital resources. A high-end color retoucher, ICC closed its doors in July.
TRENTON—The senior management of Direct Group, together with funds advised by private equity firm Schroder Ventures, has acquired Coupon Service Corp. of Jersey City, NJ. Both companies serve the direct mail industry. Terms of the transaction were not disclosed.
NEW YORK CITY—An eight-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed perfector with coater is now in operation at 1-800-Postcards. The firm, which is spending $8 million to upgrade its equipment, installed the KBA press with perfector in May, with an order to install a KBA 74 Karat digital offset press later this year.
CLEVELAND—Great Lakes Integrated (formerly Great Lakes Lithograph) boasts that it is the first and only printer in the state certified in MetalFX technology, which expands the traditional metallic color printing palette.
COLUMBUS—A Brausse automatic diecutter is now handling diecutting, scoring and perforating at Hopkins Printing.
DAYTON—Longtime employee Dennis (Denny) Livesay has purchased the assets of Progressive Printers, bringing local ownership back to the company originally established in 1946.
Philadelphia—Graphics Arts Inc. has purchased a Drupa-edition Heidelberg Speedmaster CD-102 sheetfed press. The company has been in business for 80 years and is an all-Heidelberg shop.
SHARON—A K2 UV coater and 60˝ SEAL Image 6500 laminator have been installed at Victor Printing.
CRANSTON—Colonial Printing has purchased a six-color Lithrone 40 with in-line coater. This is the first 40˝ press for Colonial, which also runs a six-color and a four-color Komori Lithrone 28.
COLUMBIA—Commercial printer Colonial Printing is now operating a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 and a Prosetter 74.
GREENVILLE—Colour Allure has installed several Heidelberg systems including a small-format Printmaster QM 46 press, Quicksetter 300E platesetter, a Polar cutter and Heidelberg's quick folding system. This 15-year-old family business recently expanded its facility to accommodate the new equipment and better serve its clients.
DALLAS—AmazingPress.com has installed a Heidelberg Speedmaster 52 perfector with coater. Founded in 1990, AmazingPress.com is a trade printer offering in-house printing and bindery services.
HOUSTON—Seidl's Bindery has added a high-speed Gateway PlastiKoil plastic spiral binding machine.
CUDAHY—Reminder Printing has purchased a new Best Osako 368 saddlestitcher from Best Graphics.
MADISON—Widen Enterprises reports it has increased its full-time employment base by 15 percent over the past few months to accommodate a steady increase in overall business. Personnel have been added in various departments including marketing, prepress, quality control, and research and development.
WAUKESHA—Delzer Lithograph has purchased a new Best Osako 368AS saddlestitcher from Best Graphics.
CODY—Robert Goodyear, a 25-year veteran of the printing industry, has opened Goodyear Printing. A Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 has been purchased as the one- and two-color printing company's primary press.
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