ACROSS the nation


PHOENIX—AIRO Graphics is now operating a six-color Komori Lithrone 40 perfector.

TEMPE—A Prime UV four-lamp UV curing system has been installed as a retrofit on a five-unit Harris M-110 perfector web press to cure wet trap UV ink on commercial printing at ValleyWide Printing Services.


BURBANK—LAgraphico, a full-service premedia and printing company that serves the film industry, recently installed a new Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74 sheetfed press to produce promotional collateral to support feature films such as “Peter Pan,” “Seabiscuit” and “Cheaper by the Dozen.” On February 20, LAgraphico celebrated its 25th anniversary with an open house event at its new 78,000-square-foot facility.

LONG BEACH—A new four-color Komori Lithrone 28 has been added to the press lineup at Seaside Printing. The press includes digital workflow, automatic plate changing and make-ready systems, double-size cylinders and color management tools. It also adds an in-line coater to the four-color capabilities of the company.

OXNARD—Custom Printing now provides inventory services for clients via its Inventory Annex, a 4,000-square-foot facility adjacent to the printer’s production area.

PASADENA—Don Romine, president of Green Street Press, reports that his company is using its new six-color, 28˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 1000LS press with aqueous coater and extended delivery to produce higher-end, full-color work.


NEW BRITAIN—Edward Young, owner and president of sheetfed printer Hitchcock Printing & Distribution, reports that the all-Heidelberg shop is celebrating 100 years in business.

TRUMBULL—A six-color Komori Lithrone S40 has been installed at Preferred Printing.


BROADVIEW—Printing Arts reports it has moved to a new and more convenient location at 2001 West 21st St., equally distant from downtown Chicago and the O’Hare corridor.

EFFINGHAM—Quebecor World has purchased and installed an Automatän jogger/aerator for its print facility here.

WOOD DALE—Madden Communications has purchased a DocuColor iGen3 digital production press from Xerox Corp. to produce customized point-of-purchase display materials, such as signs and price cards. Madden expects its print volume on the iGen3 to be 800,000 pages per month.

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