ACROSS the nation

Competitive Folding’s Owner Dale Carpentiers with the shop’s new folder.

Standing, from the left, are Gateway’s prepress team: Torrey Huerta, Patty Morales, Maria Guzman, Sonia Garcia, Orlando Mendiola and Dulce Flores.

Commercial Printing Industry News Briefs from Printing Impressions April 2011

NORCROSS—A newXerox iGen4 EXP digital press has helped software solutions provider basiQa produce multi-channel marketing campaigns at a lower cost, and will also allow it to serve new markets.


FORT WAYNE—Excell Color Graphics has added a Xerox Color 800 Press for producing short runs, as well as a Fujifilm Acuity Advance HS UV flatbed wide-format press to produce posters and signage.

INDIANAPOLIS—HardingPoorman Group has partnered with Spectrum Health Systems to implement a wellness program that offers the printer’s employees access to onsite health screenings, health coaching sessions with a registered nurse, and an onsite health kiosk for measuring blood pressure, pulse and weight. Employees who achieve their annual goals will also receive a $400 bonus.


WICHITA—Rand Graphics, a point-of-purchase printing specialist, has purchased a five-color, 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 sheetfed press with coater. The new press will be delivered to Rand’s facility in June, and will replace an older five-color, 78˝ Harris UV press.


DANVERS—To commemorate its 60th anniversary, Shawmut Printing has launched a new Website, and will also be giving away four iPads throughout the year to those who register for the contest online.


LIVONIA—EPI Marketing Services has installed an HP Indigo 7500 digital press at its facility here. EPI is reportedly the only printer in Michigan with both iGen4 and Indigo presses.


MINNETONKA—SCICOM Data Services, a data processing, print, mail and electronic document output services provider, has installed a Xerox iGen4 220 perfecting press (which consists of two iGen4 110 presses running in tandem). SCICOM is said to be the first service bureau to install the press.

ST. LOUIS PARK—A new Xerox iGen4 EXP digital press has enabled Bryant Graphics to produce six-page brochures in-house, and offer quicker turnarounds for its customers.

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