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ACROSS the nation

September 2006
ARKANSAS
HOT SPRINGS—Wheeler Printing recently installed a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 46 press. The shop uses the PM 46 to produce an assortment of materials, including business cards, four-color envelopes and letterhead. The new press complements its four-color Speedmaster SM 74 press.

CALIFORNIA
City of Industry—House of Packaging has increased capacity with a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press with two in-line anilox coaters. The press was installed to increase shop capabilities to include specialty flexographic coatings for skin and personal care product packaging. The press is outfitted with UV interdecks and an end-of-press UV coater.

IRVINE—OCB Reprographics, which is celebrating its 80th year in business, has expanded from seven to 13 Southern California locations through recent openings and acquisitions.

MODESTO—This fall, Pacific Southwest Container will add its fifth KBA sheetfed press, a six-color, 64˝ Rapida 162A model.

FLORIDA
Dania Beach—AMR Graphics has incorporated an additional Kluge EHD series press into its line of print finishing equipment. The new EHD will work in conjunction with an existing unit to foil stamp and emboss stationery products.

STUART—Southeastern Printing recently implemented Staccato screening technology developed by Creo, a subsidiary of Eastman Kodak.

GEORGIA
Ball Ground—General commercial printer Benson Media has purchased a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 perfector with coater. The press was installed alongside a four-color Printmaster QM DI 46 and a two-color Printmaster QM 46 press.

ILLINOIS
AURORA—Kelmscott Press has added a six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press with tower coater.

CHICAGO—The Palmer Printing Network has purchased its first Komori press, a six-color Lithrone S40 with coater.

WOODRIDGE—A new five-color, 56˝ KBA Rapida 142 large-format press with coater and in-line slitter was installed in July at All-Out Inc., a startup operation launched by J.B. Capuano in November 2005. A Kodak NexPress was also added.

MASSACHUSETTS
DANVERS—Shawmut Printing, a full-service commercial printer, recently installed its third Komori press, a six-color Lithrone S40 (LS640) with coater.

WILMINGTON—BellSouth-owned Stevens Graphics, the third largest directory printer in the country, has installed the first Prism-QTMS iQ system in the United States. QTMS iQ is the newest version of the print management system, comprising monitoring modules and custom-developed sensors that automatically record and collate shop-floor information and statistics.
 

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