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ACROSS the nation

January 2004

CERRITOS—National Card, Label and Affixing Inc. (NCLA) has purchased a Duplo DC-545HC slitter/cutter/creaser. The company is printing personalized marketing materials on an HP Indigo digital press, and then finishing on the DC-545HC.

CITY OF INDUSTRY—K-1 Packaging Group, a privately held package printer located here, has installed a six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed press featuring KBA's Logotronic system and a 12 ft. extended delivery.

SANTA ANA—Q2 Inc. has purchased a new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press, marking the company's expansion into a full-service, seamless provider of digital photography, prepress and printing services.


GRAND JUNCTION—Colorado Printing is now using EFI's Printcafe PrinterSite Internal integrated job specification tool and Hagen OA print management solution to speed job estimate turnarounds and to improve overall efficiency.


HARTFORD—Lebon Press has added a continuous-fed Stahl TF-66 folder with gatefold capabilities and a six-pocket Muller Martini 235 saddle stitcher.


JACKSONVILLE—The Relizon Co.'s St. Johns manufacturing plant here was awarded the company's first Safety Excellence Award for working 13 years (1.5 million hours) without an OSHA lost-time accident. The 37-person plant team was presented with a plaque recognizing their outstanding safety record, and each employee received an individual safety award.

MIAMI—Sweet Printing reports it has switched to using Base-Line Laser Direct plates on its ABDick 360 and 9840 presses. The company previously used silver-based polyester plates.

TAMPA—Newspaper Printing has installed a SDT scanning densitometer from Tobias Associates.


SMYRNA—A five-color Komori Lithrone 28 with coater and a two-color Komori Sprint 28 perfector have been installed at Hi-Tech Imaging.


CRYSTAL LAKE—A new two-color Komori Sprint 28 perfector is now in operation at McGrath Press.


GAITHERSBURG—In November, Allentuck Printing & Graphics became part of Pioneer Press, based in Rockville, MD. As part of this merger, Allentuck Printing will close its doors, and move its operations to Pioneer's headquarters.


Chicopee—The Pond-Ekberg Co., has installed a new KBA 74 Karat digital offset press. This is Pond-Ekberg's third KBA press in less than seven years. The Karat is part of Pond-Ekberg's $2 million investment in new technology, facility renovations, and marketing initiatives. The new digital press was the focus of an open house, which featured a live band, and drew over 250 attendees.

MARLBORO—Reservoir Printing has completed installation of a new four-color Ryobi DI 3404 press. An open house followed to unveil the new digital press and highlight the woman-owned company's capabilities.



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