ACROSS the nation


LOUISVILLE—A new six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed press has been installed at The Merrick Printing Co. The press features a perfector after the second unit, allowing either two-over-four printing or straight six-color printing. It also features an automated make-ready system, along with tower coater and extended delivery.


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.

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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.

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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.

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