ACROSS the nationJune 2010
Southeastern Printing Nets Manufacturer of The Year Award
STUART, FL—The South Florida Manufacturers Association recently awarded Southeastern Printing the Manufacturer of the Year award (winner for companies with 126-200 employees). The award recognizes and rewards excellence in all facets of manufacturing. "This is a tremendous accomplishment for our company to be honored among our peers here in South Florida," says Don Mader, CEO of Southeastern Printing. "A lot of hard work by our dedicated individuals, who pull together as a united team, have made us worthy of such accolades."
After 38 Million Impressions, Printer Replaces Press With Identical Machine
RAPID CITY, SD—A two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 press recently replaced an identical machine that had logged 38 million impressions at The Little Print Shop based here. Like its predecessor, the new press is turning out one- and two-color commercially printed products in short-run quantities for a primarily local clientele that includes corporations, small businesses and retail customers.
"The new machine feels and runs tighter," says Alan Sewell, president and owner of the quick print shop. "Adjustments stay put and the pressmen don't have to fight as hard to get the ink balance where we need it to be."
The company also uses Heidelberg Saphira consumables, including inks, blankets and rollers.
MIDDLEBURY—A new X-Rite EasyTrax color scanning system is helping Velocity Print Solutions to streamline its color management on-press.
SOUTHINGTON—CompuMail has purchased a Kodak NexPress digital press with Dimensional Printing capabilities to produce one-to-one dimensional marketing materials that include tactile dimensional images and text.
WAUKEGAN—A Canon imagePRESS 6000 digital press was recently installed at Vogue Printers to provide fast turnaround times for on-demand and variable data printing jobs.
SILVER SPRING—Svec Conway Printing has acquired a Ricoh C-900-S digital color press, in addition to several complementary finishing components (Wire-O, plastic coil and perfect binding, as well as gate-folding).
CAMBRIDGE—Since purchasing Cambridge Offset Printing four years ago, the ownership has added several components, including an HP Indigo digital press; Halm Jet press; Mutoh ValueJet 1608 wide-format printer; 29˝, four-color Komori Spica perfecting press; and a 24˝, prototype tabletop Fergesson Systems UV coater.
MINNEAPOLIS—Installing its second HP Scitex FB7500 six-color flatbed printer has helped Imagine! Print Solutions expand its wide-format printing capabilities.
BELLMAWR—Evergreen Printing announced that Carolina Parenting, in Charlotte, NC, has chosen it to print its three monthly parenting publications, as well as various annual guides.
PISCATAWAY—Graphic Packaging International has added an eight-color Mitsubishi Diamond V3000LX sheetfed press equipped with UV coating capabilities at its consumer products division located here.
ROCKAWAY TOWNSHIP—Goss International has been selected by the North Jersey Media Group (NJMG) to refurbish an inactive Mitsubishi web press to increase the plant's capacity. The investment came as the result of NJMG winning the contract to print two regional Gannett dailies.
ROCHESTER—Custom trade printer Ry-Gan Printing replaced a Heidelberg Prosetter violet platesetter with a thermal Suprasetter 75 CTP system with automatic plate loading. The upgrade allows the company to use less chemistry and fewer consumables to produce 500 to 600 plates per month.
Mercury Print Productions, a commercial printer, has purchased an HP Scitex FB6100 wide-format ink-jet printer to add capacity to its new large-format printing operation.
DURHAM—Partnering with Fujiflm Graphic Systems, Universal Printing has installed a four-up Dart thermal platesetter, and is now running Ecomaxx-T processless plates. The company is the only printer of its size in North Carolina to have earned G7 Master Printer certification.
GREENVILLE—AccuLink, a trade printer, has installed an HP Indigo 7000 color digital press and HP Exstream document automation software to meet growing customer demand for short-run projects with variable data.
DALLAS—The Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica announced Etheridge Printing as the "Best of Show" award winner at the association's recent 21st annual awards gala.
KIRKLAND—Commercial printer Leatherback Printing has installed a six-color HP Indigo 7000 digital press; an HP SmartStream Production Pro print server; and an HP Indigo ink mixing station, used for PANTONE-licensed custom spot color creation.
MENOMONEE FALLS—The U.S. Postal Service recognized Arandell Corp., a printer and mailer based here, with its "Corporate Business Achievement Award" for the company's commitment to a successful business partnership with the USPS.
NEW BERLIN—Graphicolor Printing went with a Heidelberg two-up Suprasetter A52 CTP device with the optional Automatic Top Loader, which reduces manual labor in plate preparation, when it decided to replace its existing thermal platesetter.
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