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ACROSS the nation

December 2002
Printer Has 700 Reasons to Celebrate

BEAVERTON, OR—Paramount Graphics' new MAN Roland six-color 700 sheetfed press with an in-line double coating unit was the centerpiece of an open house the printer conducted in September. The event attracted more than 275 print buyers and graphic arts executives. The company demonstrated the new press' capabilities by running a project for telecommunications leader T-Mobile.


IRVINE—Main Graphics has added a Creo Trendsetter 400 Spectrum and an EPSON Stylus Pro 7600. Both items complement a Ryobi 525 press with coater that was added earlier in the year.

LOS ANGELES—A new four-color, 181⁄8x22˝ Sakurai 458EII automated press has been installed at Genesis Printing.

SACRAMENTO—The K/P Corp. facility here has received ISO 9002 certification. K/P's Northern California Mail and Fulfillment Division, which also includes ISO-certified facilities in San Leandro and Silicon Valley, is reportedly one of the few mail and fulfillment operations on the West Coast that carries the distinction of ISO certification.


OCALA—Strategic Business Forms (SBF) has purchased an A.B.Dick DPM2340 direct-to-plate system and an A.B.Dick 9995A-ICS twin-tower portrait press.

SARASOTA—A six-color Komori Lithrone 28 press with coater and a two-color Lithrone 26 are now operational at Tropical Printing.

SUNRISE—Commercial printer MOR Printing has automated the production of coating blankets by installing a Gerber Sector coating blanket cutter.


EDWARDS—Wayne/Wagoner Printing has signed a deal to implement "THE System" business management software from CRC Information Systems. Wayne/Wagoner will implement a fully integrated software solution including THE System's Commercial Estimating and Dynamic Scheduling modules.

ORLAND PARK—Two Komori presses have been installed at Force Enterprises: a two-color, 28˝ Sprint perfector and a five-color Lithrone 28.

VERNON HILLS—Aim Graphic Machines has purchased a five-color Komori Lithrone 28 press.


HARAHAN—Hauser Printing, a full-service commercial facility serving the New Orleans metropolitan area, is installing a new Presto saddle stitching system from Muller Martini. Established in 1898, Hauser Printing produces an extensive menu of products, ranging from brochures and newsletters to magazines and fine art prints. In addition to its saddle stitching capabilities, Hauser's bindery produces spiral and perfect bound books, as well as pocket folders.

MONROE—Commercial printer CBC Marketing Group is implementing the latest version of "THE System" business management software from CRC Information Systems. CBC will take full advantage of THE System's MS SQL Database to streamline order entry and create custom management and analysis tools.


GRAND RAPIDS—B&J's Die Cutting recently added a 14x22˝ Kluge EHD foil stamping, embossing and diecutting press. The company provides diecutting, embossing, foil stamping, perforating, and folding and gluing services.


FENTON—Garlich Printing now offers an array of direct mail services. Equipment used for this work includes a Buskro HP and Atlas ink-jet system with a Buskro BK700 portable controller running both Compose IQ and Mail Manager 2010 software applications.

SAINT LOUIS—Lander Binding & Finishing has installed a Kluge UniFold folding and gluing system with the new Vertical Buckle Plate. It will be used for folding and gluing pocket folders, CD wallets and other products.

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NEW YORK CITY—One of the nation's leading Chinese-American newspapers, the Sing Tao Daily, has installed a Presto saddle stitching system from Muller Martini at its production facility here. The New York edition of the Sing Tao Daily accounts for 60,000 of the paper's 181,000 national circulation. The San Francisco edition of the newspaper recently installed a similar Presto saddle stitching system. Its circulation tops 65,000.


CANAL WINCHESTER—The Printing Co. has installed a 14x22˝ Kluge EHD diecutter. The company has been in business for 103 years and plans to use this new equipment for diecutting hang tags for a major apparel retailer.

COLUMBUS—Hopkins Printing has expanded its bindery capabilities with a Bravo-S saddle stitching system from Muller Martini. The Bravo-S brings expanded versatility to Hopkins' 75,000-square-foot facility.


OKLAHOMA CITY—The Baptist Messenger, the third largest subscription newspaper in Oklahoma, has installed a Quad Stack four-over-four-color printing unit manufactured by Web Press Corp.

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JUANA DIAZ—Imprenta Llorens has begun manufacturing adhesive-bound books on a new AmigoPlus perfecting binding system from Muller Martini.


BARTLETT—Lamination Service Inc. (LSI) has added a Muller Martini Tigra to enhance the perfect binding capabilities of its finishing operation. LSI specializes in badging solutions, badging supplies, binding services and laminating services. In addition to its perfect binding capabilities, LSI offers saddle stitching, spiral and wire binding and fastback binding.

SHELBYVILLE—Jostens has installed a Kluge EHD machine to foil stamp and emboss graduation announcements.


DALLAS—Padgett Printing was recognized by the Dallas Historical Society as a Cornerstone Company of Dallas in October. In a ceremony held at the Hall of State in Dallas' historic Fair Park, 58 outstanding companies doing business in Dallas for eight decades or more were awarded certificates for entrepreneurial spirit and longevity.

IRVING—A six-color Komori Lithrone 40 with in-line coater has been installed at Gateway Graphics.

MESQUITE—IntegraColor recently installed a new Kluge UniFold Small Box Configuration. In business since 1957, the company specializes in horticultural printing, point-of-purchase printing and book printing using sheetfed, web, flexo and screen printing equipment.


BROOKFIELD—Heritage Quality Printing has purchased a four-color Hamada B452A press from distributor Best Graphics.

HUDSON—Resco Print Group, a mid-sized commercial printer, has improved its ability to track and control costs for each printing job it processes after implementing Printcafe's PSI print management system.

STURTEVANT—An Osako 368 saddle stitcher has been purchased by Tru-Line Litho.

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