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April 2013
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Grand-Format Printer Outputs Display Graphics, Banners

WAUNAKEE, WI—Suttle-Straus Inc. has installed an EFI VUTEk GS3250 LX flatbed and roll-to-roll LED UV-curing printer, supplied and serviced by Heidelberg. "We liked the product and found it to be very stable," explains Brett Keene, director of imaging. "But once Heidelberg came into the mix, we saw the perfect marriage of capability and service," including a generous parts and labor warranty.

The new grand-format printer will support Suttle-Straus' production of point-of-purchase (POP) and display graphics, and will also be of benefit on the R&D side. "We are already exploring opportunities to offer new applications requiring cold-cure technology," Keene relays. These include projects using thinner, heat-sensitive Styrenes, shrinkwrap, bubblewrap, athletic tape and more.

Double-Knife Outsert System FoldsPharma Leaflets With Up to 170 Panels

SPOKANE, WA—Since installing a new G&K–Vijuk MV-11 double-knife outsert system, pharmaceutical industry print and finishing provider Ross Printing can now fold outsert leaflets with as many as 170 panels. According to Alan Ross, president, the quality assurance tools available on the MV-11 have increased the printer's output dramatically without compromising careful inspection of each sheet.

"We purchased the MV-11 outsert system after careful review of customer and industry expectations, which translated to more patient information and, in some cases, multiple languages on their insert/outsert," says Ross. "The outsert format provides a competitive solution for pharmas to add more text and eliminate separate and expensive foreign-language components."


LOS ANGELES—Superior Lithographics has purchased an 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 printing press with inter-deck UV and impression cylinder cooling. The company expects the new press to begin operation in June.

SAN LUIS OBISPO—Duplo USA has provided Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department with a DB-280 desktop perfect binder to teach the department's students about short-run and on-demand printing. The binder will be used in the department's experiential student-run, faculty-advised, printing, publishing and imaging company, University Graphic Systems.

SAN MATEO—BarkerBlue, a provider of document management and digital imaging and printing services, has expanded its services with the addition of new digital imaging solutions, including an HP Scitex FB500 flatbed printer, a Zund G3 router, twin HP Latex L26600 plotters and an HP Indigo 3550 digital press.



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