ACROSS the nation

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

DES MOINES—Garner Printing, a long-time Komori customer, has added its ninth Komori sheetfed press, a six-color Lithrone S40 with coaster.

QUINCY—When Golden Manet Press, a 90-year-old union shop, needed to replace an older two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46, the printer turned to the latest version of the two-color Printmaster QM 46. The company’s previous model had run more than 20 million impressions since its installation more than six years ago.

DEARBORN—Hatteras Printing has purchased a Sakurai 572 with coater from dealer MidState Litho.

ROCKFORD—Wynalda Litho is growing larger with a six-color MAN Roland 900XXL extra-large-format press with in-line coater and extended delivery.

MINNEAPOLIS—A six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LX press with UV printing and coating capabilities is now in operation primarily printing on plastics and uncoated paper at UpFront.

TOLEDO—Metzgers Printing & Mailing, a 30-year-old commercial printer, announced the installation of a Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press with tower coater. The six-color press is Metzgers’ first Mitsubishi press and first 40˝ machine.

TULSA—Corporate Express Document & Print Management reports that its forms manufacturing plant here recently became ISO 9001:2000 certified. It is the sixth of the company’s plants to receive the quality management certification.

LEWISVILLE—Metroplex Printing and Finishing, which was formed by a private investor group to serve as the owner of the purchased assets, has completed the acquisition of substantially all of the assets and business of Metroplex Finishing and JB Printing in separate transactions.

PLANO—Embassy Press has installed a four-color Heidelberg Quickmaster DI 46-4 Pro Spot with digital imaging.

MANASSAS—Billet Graphics has purchased a Sakurai 575SD press with coater.

RICHMOND—Cadmus Communications announced that the American Academy of Pediatrics has awarded the company a five-year contract to provide a full range of outsourced publishing production services for its three publications.

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