ACROSS the nation


BURBANK—California Coast Color has added a four-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press. It is the second Mitsubishi for the 12,500-square-foot shop with 20 employees.

COSTA MESA—Hoover Printing & Lithography is now operating its newly installed, six-color HP Indigo digital press.

SAN LUIS OBISPO—Herschel “Hank” Apfelberg, longtime professor of graphic communication at Cal Poly, died January 13 at Stanford University Hospital at the age of 67. Mr. Apfelberg started his career as a linotype operator/compositor. Before coming to Cal Poly, where he taught from 1971 to 2001, he worked as a process engineer and rotogravure administrator for American Can and as printing superintendent for Equitable Bag in New York.


NEW CASTLE—EnvelopeAmerica recently moved to a larger facility, twice the size as the previous, to enable the company to increase its capacity. Since the move, the company has purchased three new Halm Jet offset presses.


CHARLOTTE HARBOR—Sun Coast Media Group has purchased two DGM 850 additions from Dauphin Graphic Machines. Sun Coast Media prints the Charlotte Sun, a daily newspaper with Monday through Saturday circulation of 35,332 copies, and an average paid circulation for Sunday of 38,041. Sun Coast Media is in the third year of a five-year press growth plan, and will reportedly add more DGM units to the existing line within the next two years.

MIAMI—Solo Printing has beefed up its bindery by installing a Muller Martini Bravo-T saddle stitching system.


ADDISON—ASI Mailing & Fulfillment reports that it has moved into a new facility that is triple the size of its previous building.

ELGIN—Hagg Press has added a Muller Martini AmigoPlus perfect binding system to its full-service bindery. The Chicagoland company will marry its new AmigoPlus to an existing 16-pocket collator. The combination will enable it to handle soft-cover book jobs ranging up to 20,000 pieces.

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