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ACROSS the nation

June 2006
Digital Printing Gear New to Boston Area

LOWELL, MA—King Printing has added a Kodak NexPress 2100 digital production color press, Kodak NexTreme DL-1000 variable data client-server package and Kodak NexTreme DL-100 variable data software. Adi Chinai, joint managing director (pictured), says the installation has helped grow the education and trade book publishing segments of his business by giving customers quicker time to market.

Printing Excellence Celebrated by GAA

PHILADELPHIA—The Graphic Arts Association (GAA) recently held its 35th annual Neographics awards ceremony and banquet to celebrate quality printing, as well as Ben Franklin’s 300th birthday. Riegel Printing of Ewing, NJ, was the Prisco 2006 Power of Print winner. Bob Stevens, partner, Susan Heath, partner, Kevan Brown, partner, and Kathy Atkins, president and partner, accepted the honor. Also, William McLean III, retired CEO of Independent Publications, was named Neographics Person of the Year and Dutch Brooks of The Imaging Group accepted GAA’s first ever Pressperson of the Year award.


CALIFORNIA


LOS ANGELES—Lithographix Inc. has installed a six-color, 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 super-large format sheetfed press with coater.

ROCKLIN—J&M Printing is now running a new four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 press with in-line aqueous coater. The new press was installed alongside two additional Speedmaster SM 52s.

SANTA CLARA—Theatre Publications/Pisani Printing has put a five-color Komori Lithrone 28 with coater into operation at its new facility here.

GEORGIA

DALTON—Brown Industries, a multi-plant printer and producer of POP materials, has added an HP Indigo 5000 to its Web-to-print facility here.

FLORIDA

ORLANDO—Moran Printing has purchased a Kluge OmniFold automatic folder/gluer. Moran’s configuration included a flipgate, Bump 90, nine foot in-line section (IL-9), friction feeder, four-head cold glue kit with applicator and four-head hot melt glue system with controller. This setup will be used to convert CD mailers and tuck boxes.

ILLINOIS

LOMBARDThe Mallard Press, an offset and digital printing company, is delivering four-color jobs using its new KBA Genius 52 UV press. The company reports it needed to handle the increasing demand for short-run, quick turnaround color work.

ROSELLE—Compton Presentation Systems, based here, has acquired Midland Communications Packaging of Louisville, KY. All manufacturing and corporate operations will be based in Roselle with satellite marketing and sales offices in Louisville.
 

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