ACROSS the nationNovember 2009
Outsert System Folds Larger Sheets
LOCKPORT, NY—The Gooding Co. recently installed a Vijuk MV-2005 FA 53 outsert system from Vijuk Equipment. “With the addition of water scoring and pressing rollers, the MV-2005 has given us the ability to make outserts with up to 150 panels with tighter folds, allowing us to fold the larger sheets into the compact sizes that the pharmaceutical companies require to maintain their present package sizes,” notes Jerry Hace, president of Gooding Co. “Its computerized controls make setups quicker. And production is much faster and more consistent because double sheets are ejected without stopping the machine.”
New Sheetfed Press Replaces Three
MONTGOMERY, AL—The newest addition to Walker Printing’s pressroom is a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 press with Anicolor inking. The SM 52 Anicolor replaced an existing six-color Speedmaster 74, a Printmaster QM 46-2 and a digital press.
In terms of performance, Taylor Blackwell, president, says, “Makeready on the Anicolor machine is ridiculously short; we’re up to color in under 25 sheets.” As a consequence, Walker Printing is able to turn out work faster and more efficiently, including magazine covers, postcards, brochures and a range of commercially printed products. Unlike its digital predecessor, the Anicolor machine can handle run lengths that are “all over the place,” Blackwell explains, from 500 sheets to 50,000 four-color envelopes.
TUCSON—To relieve the load on an aging Heidelberg QM 46-2, AlphaGraphics 153 (Cooper Enterprises) recently added a two-color Printmaster QM 46 for spot color work.
BENSENVILLE—Real Graphix has automated its shop with Agfa’s Apogee Suite version 6.0 workflow, combined with an Avalon N4 platesetter using Azura TS thermal plates to reduce waste and decrease turnaround time.
CHICAGO—Signco Inc., a family owned sign shop that’s based here, has installed an Agfa Anapurna M4f UV ink‑jet printer to produce point-of-purchase materials, displays, posters, signage and banners. In preparation, Signco also revamped its facility to include a showroom, workstations design/art room, cafeteria and storage area.
ELK GROVE VILLAGE—Paulson Press is getting longer run lengths, fewer plate remakes and sharper dots since it acquired a Heidelberg Suprasetter 105 thermal platesetter and began using Saphira thermal plates.