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Across the Nation

January 2012
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Mollet Printing Opts for Chem-Free Thermal CTP System

PORTLAND, OR—Mollet Printing has installed a Suprasetter A75 computer-to-plate (CTP) device with dual-cassette loader, together with Heidelberg’s Prinect Prepress Manager P workflow solution.

“We wanted to get out of the chemistry business,” notes Dave Mollet, president and CEO, referring to the competitive violet system he replaced. “So, we went thermal and chemistry-free.”

The new platesetter is being used to image Heidelberg Saphira plates for Mollet’s six-color Speedmaster CD 74 and two-color QM 46 presses. Prinect Prepress Manager P is a page-oriented Prinect solu- tion that automates PDF data preparation and individual page processing.

Wide-Format Inkjet Printer Helps Jarob Inc. Reclaim Outsourced Jobs

GRAND RAPIDS, MI—Since installing its new six-color Inca Onset S40 wide-format inkjet printer from Fujifilm, Jarob Inc. has reclaimed about 80 percent of the work that it previously had to outsource, while also providing a four-fold increase in capacity, faster turnarounds and more competitive pricing.

“The S40 gives us the advantage in the 500 to 750 impressions range,” says Andrew Bishop, director of sales, marketing and design at Jarob. “We now have the ability to go after jobs we may not have bid on before, or jobs where our pricing could not be competitive.”

Shortly after the Inca Onset S40 was up and running, Jarob held an open house to introduce its capabilities. “Seeing it live gave it a real ’wow’ factor,” note Doug VanPortfleet, chairman and CEO.

Wild Apple Graphics Makes Printing A Fine Art, Literally

WOODSTOCK, VT—Wild Apple Graphics, an art publisher and licenser to the trade, has purchased a new MGI Meteor DP60 Pro digital press to handle shorter print runs, decrease turnaround times and target new markets.

Wild Apple produces art prints and sells them to retail framers, who then sell the finished, “ready to hang” prints to national and regional retail chains (like Bed Bath & Beyond and Target), as well as to furniture stores, the hospitality industry and others.

“One of our most popular print sizes is 12x36˝ with a full bleed, and the Meteor was the only press that could accommodate that,” says Jim Chadwick, director of technical services for Wild Apple. “As a fine art printer, quality and color consistency have to be absolutely top-notch, not only within the run, but also for reorders down the road.”

CALIFORNIA

MORGAN HILL—A used six-color Komori NL-628 sheetfed press with coater has been purchased by ChaseVP, a "Green Certified" commercial printer based here.

ILLINOIS

FRANKLIN PARK—The Alzheimer's Association has selected Tukaiz' suite of image-personalized products, including calendars, notebooks, folders, posters, holiday cards and note cards, to aid in fundraising. Tukaiz also created a custom microsite to handle the production, shipping and fulfillment of each order.

MARYLAND

LANDOVER—Mt. Vernon Printing, a Consolidated Graphics company, has achieved G7 Master Printer status through the IDEAlliance.

MICHIGAN

ANN ARBOR—Edwards Brothers has received chain-of-custody certification from the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification (PEFC) for both its Ann Arbor and Lillington, NC, offset manufacturing facilities.

MISSOURI

ST. LOUIS—Swift Print Communications invested $500,000 to purchase an Océ Arizona 550 XT wide-format press and a Colex digital flatbed cutter, in turn expanding its display graphics capabilities.

NEW YORK

COMMACK—A new six-color, 41˝ Diamond V3000LX sheetfed offset press with in-line UV coating capabilities joins an existing fleet of Mitsubishi presses at Coral Color Process.

Newburgh—New Ricoh C702s and Pro 1357EX digital presses have increased the production capabilities of Newburgh Envelope.

OHIO

ASHLAND—Since installing an Océ JetStream 1000 production printer, Bookmasters is now able to offer more options for paperback and case bound, print-on-demand, color book printing jobs.

SOUTH CAROLINA

SPARTANBURG—To accommodate its continued growth, Copac Inc. has added a second Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 sheetfed offset press to provide packaging services that include high-end folding cartons, labels, inserts and hang tags.

TENNESSEE

MEMPHIS—HOT Graphics & Printing has installed two Mitsubishi 40˝ sheetfed presses—a 10-color Diamond 3000R convertible perfector and a six-color Diamond 3000S straight press—at its recently expanded, 37,000-square-foot printing plant.

NASHVILLE—Marshall & Bruce Printing has chosen a 20˝ KBA Genius 52 press because of its ease-of-use, color fidelity and fast make- readies. The new press, along with Marshall's existing 41˝, seven-color KBA Rapida 105 press, will produce high-end commercial, point-of-purchase and packaging work on a variety of substrates. The company also plans to print projects for the gift card and horticultural markets on the Genius.

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