ACROSS the nationJune 2003
ROCKVILLE—A six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD sheetfed press is now running at EU Services, a full-service direct mail production facility with more than 350 employees.
HOLLAND—Packaging and commercial printing company The SVH Group has signed a deal to implement "THE System" from CRC Information Systems. The SVH Group will implement a fully integrated software solution including commercial estimating, folding carton estimating and dynamic scheduling modules.
MINNEAPOLIS—KBA North America has presented Process Displays Printing with an exact replica of its newly installed, eight-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162A UV press with coater.
PENNSAUKEN—Four decades of work by paper artist Golda Lewis has been captured in a 40-page publication that pays tribute to the 89-year-old's innovations in the world of art in paper. The limited edition "Golda Lewis: Four Decades of an Artist's Explorations in Paper" was produced by CRW Graphics, based here. It will be distributed to libraries, museums, art galleries and art critics around the world.
WESTVILLE—Jeffrey Werth, production manager at Gateway Graphics, reveals his company has installed a new Heidelberg Speedmaster 72V. It replaces an older Heidelberg MO4, and joins four other Heidelberg presses.
NEW YORK CITY—Hermes Graphics has become the first printer here to acquire and co-link an automated two-color A.B.Dick 9995A-ICS (Ink Control System) press with Ink Volume Setter with a DPM2340 digital platesetter with ScanMaster. It has also invested in an OpenProof proofing system.
ROCHESTER—The Riverside Group, a full-service bindery, was able to skirt a nightmare recently when a truck carrying 137,000 books from a customer split in half the moment it reached the company's loading dock. Working carefully to avoid further damage, The Riverside Group was able to salvage all 22 lots and provide perfect binding and diecutting for the project. A crane was brought in to lift the center of the broken trailer, and the skids were removed using a special fork lift, reports Fred Daubert, company vice president.
PORTLAND—Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon has announced the successful installation of a Ryobi 3404DI press and a Presstek Dimension400 computer-to-plate system. To celebrate its new systems and to show off the new capabilities, Regence BlueCross BlueShield of Oregon hosted an art show and open house in May.
PROVIDENCE—Ocean State Book Binding has purchased two new GBC Digicoil automated plastic coil inserters. The company has also installed a 30˝ Heidelberg diecutter and Moll pocket folder/gluer.
DALLAS—Padgett Printing celebrated its 100th year in business in May by holding a "Party of the Century" including a lavish southwestern-style barbecue, music and tours of a period print shop with turn-of-the-century printing demonstrations.
HOUSTON—Classic Printers has implemented the Printcafe PSI print management system.
SPRINGFIELD—Sign Concepts has installed a new eight-color PressVu UV grand-format printer from Vutek Inc. It prints up to six feet wide. The company has expanded its production facility by 3,000 square feet.
MARSHFIELD—Heinzen Printing has installed a five-color Heidelberg Printmaster GTO 52.
MILWAUKEE—Visual Systems, a manufacturer of book components, overhead transparencies and ancillary products for educational publishers, has added a new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster sheetfed press.
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