ACROSS the nationFebruary 2004
SKOKIE—A new two-color Komori Lithrone 28 has been installed at Reliable Mail Service.
INDIANAPOLIS—RPS Printing Service has acquired a five-color Komori Lithrone 28 sheetfed press.
LOUISVILLE—Vivid Impact has purchased a two-color Komori Lithrone 40 with convertible perfector and a six-color Lithrone 28 with coater.
EDINA—Geehan Graphics has announced a corporate restructuring, which involves additional investment of human and financial resources. The company will now be known as PREVARO.
KALISPELL—Thomas Printing, a 41-year-old printer, has installed an automated 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press with in-line aqueous coater. The five-color machine is Thomas Printing's first Mitsubishi press, as well as its first 40˝ press.
OMAHA—A three-tower Duplo System 4000 suction-feed collating/bookletmaking system with IMBF (Intelligent Multi-bin Feeder) option is now in operation at the in-plant printing facility for the Omaha Public Schools.
CLIFTON—Allstate Printing has added a five-color Komori Lithrone 28 sheetfed press to its equipment line-up.
GALLUP—The Gallup Independent has ordered a Goss Magnum press. Once installed, the press will be the largest single-width press in the state. The Gallup Independent publishes 18,000 copies of its daily newspaper, as well as a number of regional weeklies, shoppers and commercial work. The new press replaces an existing Goss Community.
Harrison—Following a successful pilot production period, RR Donnelley has gone live with its Inventory Management Solution (IMS), a digitally driven production line that manufactures soft cover books on an as-needed basis to reduce publishers' inventory costs. Developed by Nipson, Muller Martini, MBO, Shuttleworth and Hunkeler collaboratively with RR Donnelley, IMS can cost-effectively produce short runs of perfect-bound books, then change over in a matter of minutes to print, bind and box a new title.
KENT—Horvitz Newspapers has purchased eight DGM 430 units and a DGM 1035 folder from Dauphin Graphic Machines. The purchase replaced an older Goss Community press line. The new press line is being used for commercial printing only.
CHARLESTON—Color Craft Printing, a mid-sized commercial printer with a specialty in process color and bookletmaking, is now integrated for a seamless workflow with the recent installation of a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74 sheetfed press, a Heidelberg Prinect PrintReady prepress system and a Prosetter platesetter.
MADISON—Widen Enterprises has been selected by Famous Footwear to provide prepress and printing services. Famous Footwear will use Widen's services for images and photographs used in much of its print media, its Website and in-store displays.
NEENAH—J.J. Keller & Associates is now running a new two-color Komori Lithrone 28.
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