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ACROSS the nation

January 2007
ALABAMA
BIRMINGHAM—Telephone directory producer Stevens Graphics is expanding its press fleet with the addition of a double-circumference KBA Compacta 818 web press at its facility here.

HUNTSVILLE—AdeptMedia Corp. has installed its first digital press, a Xerox iGen3 110 color digital production press.

PELHAM—Dealer Independent Graphic Services has sold a Sakurai 574EPII sheetfed press to Sweet Pea Designs.

ARKANSAS
LITTLE ROCK—In its quest to continually enhance production capacity and print quality, Magna IV has installed its first convertible press. The 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R is configured for four-over-four sheetfed printing with aqueous tower coaters before and after the sheet-reversing unit.

CALIFORNIA
GARDENA—A five-color, 40˝ MAN Roland 700 press with coater is scheduled to be installed this month at Elite Color Technologies.

SAN FRANCISCO—The State Compensation Insurance Fund has invested in a Sakurai 466 SIP press. It was purchased through Sakurai dealer K. Wilson & Co.

SAN JOSE—The Press, a Silicon Valley commercial printer, has switched to using Agfa’s ThermoFuse :Amigo plate.

COLORADO
GRAND JUNCTION—Colorado Printing is the first U.S. print shop to install a Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74-4+LY-P-4+LX, which prints four-over-four and applies aqueous coating on both sides of the sheet in a single pass. The shop traded in two older presses (a four-color and a five-color) for the new eight-color CD 74.

FLORIDA
MIAMI LAKES—Associated Printing Productions, a $6 million commercial printer, has added a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S to its sheetfed lineup. The six-color press with aqueous tower coater is the family owned shop’s first 40˝ model, as well as its first Mitsubishi press.

WINTER PARK—Using the performance of its first MAN Roland 500 press as its benchmark, Superior Printers has ordered its second Roland 500 in as many years. Both presses are six-color with coater models, and the new press will bring perfecting capabilities to the company.

GEORGIA
AUGUSTA—Morris Publishing Group has purchased a Uniset web offset press from MAN Roland for production of the Savannah Morning News, Bluffton (SC) Today newspapers and other publications.

ILLINOIS
VALMEYER—MAR Graphics reports reducing makeready time and waste by 50 percent after installing a Muller Martini Concepta variable-size web press.
 

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