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ACROSS the nation

March 2003
Printer Sees Repair Savings

BLOOMINGTON, IL—Bloomington Offset Process Inc. (BOPI) was the first printer in the nation to use MAN Roland's E-Eyes remote diagnostic tool to eliminate the need for a service call. Thomas Mercier, CEO and president of the company says E-Eyes saved BOPI thousands in expenses and repair costs.


IRVINE—A six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Model 3F-16 sheetfed press with tower coater and extended delivery has been installed at Mybar Printing, replacing two six-year-old 40˝ presses at the $12 million, full-service commercial printer. Also on order is a four-color Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R perfector with coater.

OXNARD—A high-speed Spartanics batching system has been purchased by Custom Printing. The new addition is expected to save the company about 25 manhours per week, notes Charles Utts, director of sales.

PALM SPRINGS—Ace Printing has installed a new five-color Komori Lithrone 28 with coater.


ST. PETERSBURG—Fidelity Printing recently conducted a party with a purpose—hosting a working open house for about 200 clients and prospects. The objectives were to celebrate the successful implementation of the company's new five-color MAN Roland 300, to educate print buyers about the advantages of the company's computer-integrated manufacturing (CIM) workflow and to generate new business.


ALPHARETTA—New London Press has implemented Printcafe's PSI print management system.

CARROLLTON—Printed Specialties has purchased a six-color, 28˝ Komori Lithrone equipped with tower coater, extended delivery, automated plate changing and AMR.


VERNON HILLS—Aim Business Printers has installed a five-color Komori Lithrone 28.


BALTIMORE—Vertis, a provider of technology-based marketing and advertising solutions, has recently upgraded its quality management standard to International Organization for Standardization (ISO) 9001:2000 at three of its direct marketing services facilities: North Brunswick, NJ; Chalfont, PA; and Bristol, PA.

HAGERSTOWN—HBP Inc., which is celebrating its 100th year in business, has added an MBO B32-S/644 CF Perfection series buckle folder to its bindery. Among the features are computerized gatefold plate and the ASP-66ME mobile stream delivery unit.


GRAND RAPIDS—Graphic Embossed Images recently installed a Kluge UniFold folding and gluing system. GEI plans to use the system for the production of pocket folders.

HOLLAND—In a second expansion of press capabilities in a year, The SVH Group has added another seven-unit Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 CP2000. The new 40˝ press complements the 30 Heidelberg units already in operation.


NORTH KANSAS CITY—Watkins Lithographic has implemented the Printcafe PSI print management system and is already reaping the benefits of quicker estimating and job turnaround as a result. Founded in 1978, Watkins Lithographic has annual revenues in excess of $7 million and provides web and sheetfed printing.


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