ACROSS the nationAugust 2005
EAST HAMPSTEAD—RAM Printing has added trade show and P-O-P graphics to its list of services. New gear includes HP 2500 DesignJet and HP 3500 DesignJet large-format printers.
CARLSTADT—Pictorial Offset held its semi-annual educational day for the eighth year in a row and attracted more than 100 designers and print buyers from the greater New York metropolitan area.
FAIRFIELD—Redi-Mail Direct Marketing announced a strategic alliance with Toppan Printing Company America to offer a complete package of digital printing, fulfillment and mailing services.
COLLEGE POINT—A new four-color Komori Spica 29 perfector is now in operation at MTM Printing.
JOHNSON CITY—The Central New York Newspaper Group will install an integrated postpress system from Goss International at a new facility now under construction for combined production of the Binghamton Press & Sun Bulletin, the Ithaca Journal and the Elmira Star-Gazette. Components will include two Goss NP630 inserters, as well as gripper conveyors and Goss Omnizone supervisory controls.
NEW YORK CITY—Zadok-Keinan, a financial printer in Israel, has partnered with international financial printing firm Capital Printing Systems, based here. The alliance is reportedly the first exclusive partnership between an international financial printer and an Israeli company.
AKRON—Prime Business Solutions has formed a new division focused on serving independent distributors. The new division, The Ampersand Group, allows distributors to benefit from its warehousing, fulfillment and online ordering delivery system.
CLEVELAND—48hourprint.com has installed a Kluge OmniFold automatic folder/gluer. The addition of the OmniFold has allowed the company to bring pocket folder converting in-house.
TOLEDO—Cenveo's sheetfed plant here is operating a six-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162a press with aqueous coating and hybrid UV capabilities, as well as an extended delivery. The new press was delivered in January.
Lancaster—Whitmore Printing has installed a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 with aqueous coater and the Prinect Prinance print management system. Whitmore Printing is a full-service commercial printer with 31 employees.
PHILADELPHIA—Oxford Bookbinding was awarded the Power of Print award in the Graphic Arts Association's 2005 Neographics competition for its entry "Stages/The Academy of Music." Oxford also won two Best of Category awards and two Franklin Award for Excellence awards.
JACKSON—Golden Circle Graphics has transitioned from using traditional, processed thermal plates to Agfa's new chemistry-free plate, :Azura, for use on its Creo Trendsetter.
MENASHA—Banta Corp. announced a partnership with Entertainment Publications, a provider of consumer savings and merchant promotions. Banta will provide digital and web printing for the Entertainment Consumer Products division's One-to-One coupon marketing program, which includes more than 215,000 different discount offers throughout North America.
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