ACROSS the nation
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.
PISCATAWAY—Folding carton company Arko Paper Products has installed a Heiber & Schröder WP1100 window patching machine that was purchased from Independent Machinery.
HICKORY—Catawba Valley Community College has launched its new Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology (GAIT) associate degree program with donations of more than $20,000 worth of equipment from North Carolina printers and industry support companies. Deluxe Printing donated a 32˝ commercial paper cutter manufactured by Michael Miracle. Hickory Graphics donated a one-color Multigraphics offset press. Also, Scans Etc. donated a graphic arts camera, color registration equipment used in the prepress process and a film processor.
LINCOLNTON—B.J. Printing is now doing business as North State Media Management. The company reports its new name, logo, mission statement and visual identity better reflects its business strategy and expanded product and service offerings.
CLEVELAND—Watt Printers has implemented Printcafe's PSI print management system to create an integrated information system throughout its operation. The printer operates a fully digital, direct-to-plate prepress operation.
WOOSTER—The Wooster Daily Record, a subsidiary of Dix Communications, is producing saddle stitched publications with a new Muller Martini Bravo-S stitcher.
PHILADELPHIA—The Printcafe Hagen OA print management system is in service at Innovation Printing.