Across the NationApril 2010
Standard Printing Super Sizes
CANTON, OH—Standard Printing, a supplier in the national large-format printing field, has added a six-color, 73˝ manroland XXL printing press.
The sheetfed press, installed this winter, is now in full production. Its format is geared toward printing packaging top sheets, litho label box wraps, displays, in-store signage, oversized commercial printed materials and combination runs of smaller projects.
Standard Printing now houses 43 offset printing units, as well as two digital presses. In addition to its long tradition in package printing, Standard prints for the educational book and related materials market, as well as for general commercial clients.
10-Color Sheetfed Perfector Augments Expansion into New Facility
DALLAS—Cartamundi, a producer of card products and rising commercial packaging printer, has installed a five-over-five, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 sheetfed perfector with full UV capabilities, coaters and a board kit at its new facility here. In business for more than 200 years, the provider of card products for casinos and the general public recently relocated into a 300,000-square-foot facility.
The customized press, equipped with multiple coaters, has been an efficient addition to the pressroom, according to U.S. operations CEO Steve Young. "It has dramatically expanded our print offerings and improved overall workflow."
CLEARWATER—Print Harmony, a trade printer located here, recently installed a two-color Heidelberg Printmaster QM46 press to address customer demand for fast, high-quality one- and two-color printing, primarily business forms, letterheads and envelopes.
LOUISVILLE—Gateway Press' six-color, 40˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 3000LS sheetfed press recently printed 114,600 impressions during an eight-hour shift. The high-end commercial printer also runs small-quantity jobs on the press where its SimulChanger automated plate changing system has shortened makeready times.
COLUMBIA—The American Physiological Society has awarded a four-year contract extension to Cadmus Communications, calling for the graphic communications company to provide a range of journal production services including composition, content management and printing.
BOSTON—ABnote North America's new ABnote Short Run Div. is focused on servicing customers with commercial plastic card orders of 10,000 or fewer and will print quantities as low as 250. Its short run program will offer a choice of lithographically printed or digitally printed cards with a complement of stocks, options and personalization services.