ACROSS the nationDecember 2008
CARLSTADT, NJ—George Amann, president and CEO of UNIMAC Graphics, already had a family of KBA presses: a six-color, 64? Rapida 162a sheetfed perfector; a Compacta 215 16-page heatset web press; and an eight-color, 56? Rapida 142 sheetfed perfector with in-line interdeck UV coating. But, he needed one more KBA press to fully expand his capabilities, so he purchased a new automated, six-color, 41? Rapida 106 with UV coater, perfecting after the second unit, board kit and extended delivery.
The KBA Rapida 106, which was unveiled at Drupa 2008, features 18,000 sph output and ultrafast makeready capabilities. It was installed at UNIMAC in October.
PHOENIX—Can-Do Printing is saving $5,500+ in labor and paper costs each month, since installing a new six-color, 23x29? Ryobi 750 series press with aqueous coater from xpedx.
SAN DIEGO—Digitalpro Inc. has added a five-color Komori Lithrone SX29 (LSX 529) offset press, equipped with automatic plate changing and program-controlled pre-inking and removing functionality.
MELBOURNE—Preparing to kick off its 40th anniversary next year, Flamingo Printing has invested in a new Konica Minolta 6500 digital printer with a Creo RIP and automated finishing capabilities.
STONE MOUNTAIN—The coldset and heatset web presses at the Sauers Group are now running in greater synergy, saving time and money, since the printer upgraded its presses with an EPG KeyColor C integrated color control system and AutoSet presetting.
SUWANEE—A certified, remarketed Kluge EHE series foil stamping, embossing and diecutting press has recently been purchased by Direct Technologies.
ROCKVILLE—Outgrowing its 20-year-old MIS software, EU Services invested in a new PrintStream fully integrated print, direct mail and fulfillment business management system, from Streamline Solutions.
CHARLESTOWN—To produce high-end books on-demand, 187-year-old Acme Bookbinding has installed an HP Indigo 5500 digital press.
STERLING HEIGHTS—Web Litho has invested in a new Heidelberg Suprasetter A74 platesetter that is using Saphira Chemfree thermal plates.
MINNEAPOLIS—Commercial printer Reflections has announced the acquisition of Pinnacle Signs, a wide-format operation, which will be moved into Reflections’ facility by year’s end.