ACROSS the nation
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.