ACROSS the nationJanuary 2010
CGX Buys Prosper Ink-Jet Press for Color Digital Work
HOUSTON—Consolidated Graphics (CGX), headquartered here, and Kodak announced that CGX will install a Kodak Prosper 5000XL press. Powered by Kodak Stream ink-jet technology, the new color ink-jet press will reportedly provide CGX offset class quality, productivity and cost across a wide range of coated and uncoated stocks. Prosper press installations are slated to begin in the first quarter.
SANTA CLARA—PrintPapa has been certified as a G7 Master Printer from the IDEAlliance, making it one of only five printers in the Bay Area, and about 220 nationwide, to achieve this goal.
GAINESVILLE—Premier Georgia Printing and Labels, a sheetfed offset commercial and webfed label printer, has installed a fully automated Heidelberg Suprasetter 74 MCL thermal platesetter. The printer operates a range of Heidelberg equipment, including its most recent addition: a four-color Speedmaster 74 with aqueous coater.
MUNCIE—Print and marketing communications provider CS Kern recently achieved G7 Master Printer certification by applying La Crosse Litho Supply's ColorLink color assurance program.
PRINCE FREDERICK—DirectMail.com, a provider of integrated direct marketing solutions, was selected by the Direct Marketing Association of Washington (DMAW) as the 2009 Vendor of the Year. The DMAW recognized the firm's nearly 40-year history and the leadership shown by partners Kirk Swain and Robert Salta.
CHASKA—Maximum Graphics, a Consolidated Graphics network company, has achieved G7 Master Printer status with the help of La Crosse Litho.
BELLMAWR—"Construction Equipment Guide" has selected Evergreen Printing to print four regional newspapers, specialty publications and a quarterly magazine with nationwide coverage on construction equipment and industry news.
ASHEVILLE—Genova Diagnostics recently installed a Ricoh Pro C900 digital imaging system, which replaced two color copiers. Genova issues several thousand reports for clinicians, often 30 to 40 pages in length, on a monthly basis.
BOONE—The Graphic Arts and Imaging Technology program at Appalachian State University is now using a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46 press, which has become the centerpiece of its graphic arts curriculum.
PHILADELPHIA—Phoenix Lithographing has purchased a Goss/Heidelberg Sunday 2000 web press. The eight-color press includes a pinless combination folder and double former folder with pre-folder capabilities, remoistenable gluer, aqueous and UV coater, pattern perforator and a 44-foot oven. The press is expected to be fully operational during the first quarter.