ACROSS the nation

MINNESOTA

MINNEAPOLIS—Gopher State Litho recently took delivery of a new six-color, 40˝ Komori Lithrone press equipped with a ColorCommand temperature control/cooling system from TriService.

NEW JERSEY

HAMILTON—White Eagle Printing has added a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Model 3F-13 sheetfed press equipped with a tower coater and extended delivery.

PROSPECT PARK—Sheetfed and digital printer Lont & Overkamp has marked its 100th anniversary. An open house is being planned for mid-year by fourth-generation owner Josh Lont.

NEW YORK

BUFFALO—A new six-color, 28˝ Mitsubishi Model 1F-15 sheetfed press is up and running at United Graphics. The 8,000-square-foot shop houses electronic prepress, press and bindery equipment.

NEW YORK CITY—Digital printing facility Digital Ink has installed a new KBA 74 Karat digital press. Digital Ink boasts 13,000 square feet on Varick Street, New York’s traditional printing area. The 50-employee shop offers a full prepress suite to go along with its digital printing services.

WATERTOWN—Johnson News-paper Corp., based here, has purchased 12 DGM 440 units and one DGM 1035 folder from Dauphin Graphic Machines. The units are to be installed in a new 17,000-square-foot production facility in Massena, NY. This new facility replaces two separate pressrooms in Ogdensburg and Malone, NY.

OHIO

CINCINNATI—Purup-Eskofot subsidiary TechSage has installed its 500th SpinJet 1000 double-sided imposition proofing system at Arnold Printing, based here. The system was sold by GE Richards, with the support of distributor Tekgraf Inc. Arnold Printing is a commercial printer focusing on business collateral, direct mail and stationery. Established in 1910, Arnold Printing encompasses 30,000 square feet.

FOSTORIA—Gray Printing, a fourth-generation family owned company, has invested $500,000 to move to a computer-to-plate workflow. New equipment includes a CreoScitex Lotem platesetter, Heidelberg NexScan scanner, Iris proofer and a CreoScitex digital dylux. The company has also purchased a Kodak Approval proofing system, installed a T-1 line for high-speed transmission of files and entered into an agreement with RealTimeProof for soft proofing over the Internet.

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