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ACROSS the nation

March 2008

ORLANDO—Charles Baker, president of The Baker Press, is thrilled with his new Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 74 press, in part, because it handles 31-pt. boxboard, which enabled the commercial printer to land its first packaging job.

GEORGIA

ATLANTA—Standard Press has purchased its second Komori sheetfed press, a six-color, 40˝ Lithrone S40 (LS640) with aqueous coater, fully automated makeready system, automatic ink key setting and CIP4 compatibility.

COLUMBUS—A four-color Heidelberg Printmaster PM 52 perfector press and Suprasetter A52 thermal platesetter with MetaDimension RIP have been delivered to Wynnton Express (XPress) Printing.

ILLINOIS

SYCAMORE—Family owned and operated Genoa Business Forms recently celebrated its 50th anniversary. The company has grown from printing business cards and letterhead to manufacturing business forms, checks and flat sheet printed material.

INDIANA

FORT WAYNE—The first U.S. installation of a Kodak NexPress S3000 digital color press with in-line roll feeder took place at Craftline Printing, where it is being used for variable data printing applications.

KANSAS

MERRIAM—A Kluge Omnifold automatic folder gluer with left and right registration, new in-line scoring feature, flip gate (for high-speed cross-folds) and automatic tape head has been installed at Creative Printing.

MASSACHUSETTS

BOSTON—The AlphaGraphics location here is handling nearly 300 proofs per month since implementing Proof-It-Online’s proof approval system.

MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR—A P-DAQ press management/press counting system from NASTech Inc. was selected to replace the aging counting systems in use at Malloy Inc., a book printer.

BELMONT—DVD packaging production has increased significantly at Wynalda Litho since its installation of a six-color, 64˝ MAN Roland 900 XXL press with coater. This is the second MAN Roland press installed at the company in recent months: The first was a seven-color, 40˝ Roland 700 with in-line coating and roll-to-sheet capabilities.

DEXTER—Hardcover and softcover book manufacturer Thomson-Shore has increased output by installing its second two-color, 51˝ KBA Rapida 130a convertible perfecting press from KBA North America.

LANSING—BRD Printing has added a 20x28˝ Sakurai Oliver 472 ED II sheetfed press and is expanding its staff to keep up with sales growth.

MINNESOTA

STILLWATER—After successfully beta testing a six-color HP Scitex TURBOjet printer, Modernistic Inc. purchased the system to produce point-of-purchase displays.

NEW YORK

NEW YORK—A new Studio Services division has been introduced at Hudson-Yards to prepare electronic mechanicals for its customers, one of which is fragrance giant Coty Inc.

ORISKANY—Seifert Graphics has acquired its second VUTEk superwide-format ink-jet printer in less than a year to expand its digital display- graphics business.

NORTH CAROLINA

CHARLOTTE—“Unprecedented stability and quality” are two of the top benefits Allegra Print & Imaging is deriving from its new Heidelberg MetaDimension RIP, which is based on Adobe PDF Print Engine technology, according to Tim Jones, owner/partner of the Allegra Network company.

OHIO

CINCINNATI—Ten thousand square feet of manufacturing space have been added at Specialty Lithographing, along with a new six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster 102 sheetfed press with coater.

TENNESSEE

MT. PLEASANT—Arthur Blank & Co., part of the American Banknote Group, has expanded into the secure bank card market with the recent MasterCard and VISA certifications of its 50,000-square-foot manufacturing facility here. The plant, which has an annual production capacity of more than 100 million cards, will also produce secure contactless payment cards.

TEXAS

DALLAS—The “marketing implementation toolbox” at Cross Media has been expanded with the addition of a new six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000R perfector press, which features auto plate changing, closed loop color control, Mitsubishi JobLink and ColorLink systems, and X-Rite IntelliTrax auto-scanning unit.

WISCONSIN

GREEN BAY—The 11th Heidelberg printing unit has arrived at Mary Morgan Printing and Direct Mail as part of a new six-color Speedmaster with coater and extended delivery. The company is also installing PrintStar job management software.

MADISON—Embossing, diecutting, perforating and scoring capabilities have been expanded at Madison Bindery with the addition of a rebuilt Kluge EHD Series press, which is running alongside existing EHD and EHE Series presses.

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