Across the Nation
Ed Garvey stands near two of the company’s eight KBA presses.
Back row (from the left): Mark Oosting, Tim Karel, Paul Kelly and Merlin Buhl make up the ownership group at Foremost Communications. Front row (from the left): Brian VanderHooning, Kyle Keitzman, Greg Gibson and Jim Fongers.
The Garvey Group Adds Eighth KBA Press
NILES, IL—In response to continuing demand for labels and top sheets, The Garvey Group acquired a six-color, 64˝ KBA 162a sheetfed press with UV curing. According to Ed Garvey, owner and president, the new press “will give us the flexibility to have even greater speed to market and unprecedented redundancy and allow us to expand the capacity of our large-format production.”
A high priority for the firm was to increase its UV capacity for its customers. To that extent, Garvey chose to have the Rapida 162a press equipped with five UV lamps that are movable to any of nine exchange positions, which provides maximum flexibility.
“In the past eight years, our company has invested in eight KBA presses,” stated Garvey. “We have come to rely on their innovation and support.”
Foremost Gets First Truepress JetSX Inkjet Press
GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Foremost Communications has installed the first Screen Truepress JetSX sheetfed inkjet press in North America. The company spent two years identifying a system that could satisfy its specific needs: being able to handle up to 24-pt. board, accommodate 100 percent variable data documents and print both sides of the substrate without having to manually flip the load.
The Truepress JetSX is taking over short-run color work previously printed on the company’s half-size Komori press. In addition, Foremost Communications has migrated a portion of its toner volume to the Truepress JetSX to capitalize on the larger (20.8×29.1˝) sheet size.
“The Truepress JetSX allows us more capabilities to print longer runs of variable data booklets, postcards, brochures and mailers,” said Brian VanderHooning, COO. “It produces better yields and higher profit margins.”
MONTGOMERY—Wells Printing has installed its fifth Sakurai offset press in eight years: a five-color 580SDC with coater. The sheetfed press is now printing annual reports and a range of marketing materials.
HAWTHORNE—Lithographix is the first U.S. company to purchase a Durst 98˝ Rho 1012 inkjet production system.
SANTA ANA—Financial Statement Services (FSSI) has installed an Océ ColorStream 3900 digital color printing system at its 168,000-square-foot headquarters here.
ESSEX—A new initiative has been launched by Structural Graphics to recruit more customers to utilize its Piedras Negras, Mexico, facility for fullfilment, kitting, lettershop and general hand asembly services.
CAROL STREAM—Publishers’ Graphics has acquired Corley Printing, a softcover web offset book manufacturer located in Earth City, MO.
LOUISVILLE—In order to focus on personalized printed products such as customized mobile phone cases, 125-year-old FetterGroup is moving its manufacturing headquarters to another location here.
BOSTON—To better serve book publishers and commercial printers, John P. Pow Co. has invested in an MGI JETvarnish 3D inkjet spot UV coater.
JERSEY CITY—Diversified Global Graphics Group (DG3) has completed the refinancing of its senior debt with Cole Taylor Business Capital.
CHARLOTTE—A pair of Océ VarioPrint 6200 TP digital monochrome printing systems equipped with the optional speed upgrade from Canon Solutions America have been installed at Classic Graphics.
TWINSBURG—Visual Marketing Systems is reportedly the first company in Ohio and the second in North America to acquire an HP Latex 3000 wide-format printer.
LANCASTER—Intelligencer Printing has acquired Lancaster Ultra-Graphics, based in Landisville, PA, to bring additional database, variable data and print-on-demand capabilities to Intelligencer’s digital division.
ROANOKE—The Occupational Safety and Health Administration (OSHA) has recertified RR Donnelley‘s production facility here with its Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status. This is one of four RR Donnelley’s facilities that have achieved such status.
STEVENS POINT—Worzalla has installed a five-color manroland Rotoman N web press. The Rotoman is the second web press commissioned at the company in the past 12 months. The printer also added case-making and folding equipment and a new casing-in line for its finishing operations. PI