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ACROSS the nation

June 2007
Prepress and Press Capabilities Are Enhanced

THREE RIVERS, MI—DeGraaf’x Inc. has streamlined its workflow with a new five-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 perfector and Prosetter P 52 platesetter, as well as several elements of Heidelberg’s Prinect workflow system, including Signa Station, Printready System and MetaDimension.

Marek Dives Into Digital

WAUKESHA, WI—Tamara Marek, president, and Fuzzy Marek, CEO, purchased a new Kodak Digimaster EX138 system, a NexPress 2500 press and NexGlosser glossing unit for their printing operation, The Marek Group. The digital technology was installed to help the company handle its expanding Web- to-print business.


CALIFORNIA

CARLSBAD—L + L Printers installed a four-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000S sheetfed press with an aqueous coating unit.

CHATSWORTH—Wright Graphics is now providing in-house direct mail production, mailing and fulfillment services, including continuous and cut-sheet lasering, ink-jetting and inserting.

IRVINE—Vertis has installed a VIRTU36 UV flatbed printer to boost its large-format production capabilities and open new markets. The unit prints on substrates up to 2.5˝ thick.

SACRAMENTO—A QuadTech Register Guidance System with MultiCam, a QuadTech Ribbon Control System with MultiCam and a QuadTech Color Control System—all integrated through the ICONP2 platform—are now being employed at Dome Printing.

FLORIDA

MIAMI—Three Kodak Trendsetter News 200 thermal platesetters and a Prinergy EVO workflow system were purchased by Miami Herald Media, which publishes The Miami Herald.

GEORGIA

ATLANTA—Full-service printer Tucker-Castleberry recently purchased a new six-color Roland 700 sheetfed press with in-line coater, after its original MAN Roland 700 press passed its 184 million impressions milestone.

ILLINOIS

ALTON—A new Xerox DocuTech 5000 digital press and a Mutoh Tuscan LT ultra-wide solvent printer, from Fujifilm, were installed at Schwartzkopf Printing, marking its initial entry into digital output.

MARYLAND

HAGERSTOWN—To support its growing print finishing business, Phoenix Color has installed its second HIBIS 104 rotary screen printing machine built by Switzerland-based Steinemann Technology AG. In addition to its spot coating capability, a flexo unit enhances the machine’s capacity to deliver economical full-flood varnishing.

MICHIGAN

DAVISBURG—Michigan Web Press, a newspaper printer, has purchased a new Goss Magnum 4 web press. The single-width, shaftless machine is configured with six four-high towers and a Universal 1:3:3 jaw folder.
 

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