Across the NationFebruary 2013
Meredith-Webb Installs Seven-Color, 64˝ Press
BURLINGTON, NC—Due to the success Meredith-Webb Printing has experienced with its first 10-unit KBA Rapida 106 UV press acquired in 2010, the company decided to purchase a second KBA press: a seven-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162a with coater and UV capabilities. Loaded with a bevy of automation features, the press is set to be delivered in the first quarter.
Meredith-Webb President Travers Webb chose the press to expand the company's current large-format press capacity and for its UV capabilities. "UV is used for protection, innovation, and to provide textured coatings and dimension. It provides flexibility to our customers and gives us an innovative technique."
Second Miniature Folder Needed to Meet Demands
PLYMOUTH, MN—Since installing a G&K-Vijuk V-14 SAF commercial/miniature folder just more than a year ago, Conquest Bindery has seen an increase in customer demand, which led to the purchase of a second folder. "The first V-14 folder gave us the capability to fold down to very small sizes, which opened a new market for us," says co-owner Bea Carpentier.
"Due to the fast turn times on the V-14, customer demands increased and we had to purchase a second machine."
Conquest Bindery offers a full spectrum of postpress services to the printing trade, including cutting, folding, saddlestitching, diecutting, collating, drilling and shrink wrapping.
Montgomery—Commercial printer Publications Press has increased its capacity by installing a Heidelberg M1000BE web press from Graphic Innovators. The four-unit press is equipped with a TCF70 combination folder, a pinless double former folder and a Vits sheeter, ensuring rapid production with rated speeds of 55,000 iph. It will begin full production this month.
COSTA MESA—C2 has been awarded the contract to provide Anaheim Convention Center attendees with all of their conference needs, from printing, shipping and general procurement, to fulfillment and distribution.
LOS ANGELES—The addition of a new Eagle Systems Eco-Eagle cold foil system from Graphic Art Systems enables D'Andrea Graphic Communications to print a silver film material in-line and overprint process and spot colors to achieve a full spectrum of true metallic colors. The unit was installed on the company's existing eight-color, 40˝ Komori UV press.
STUART—To accommodate its growth in print and digital services, Southeastern Printing has rebranded its company name to Southeastern, with a new logo and tagline, "Complexity Made Simple."
CAROL STREAM—A new seven-color, 56˝ Mitsubishi Diamond 6000LX sheetfed UV press will allow American Litho to print on a wide variety of substrates. The shop will also be able to apply different coating techniques on packaging, point-of-purchase displays and other specialty products.
CAROL STREAM—Despite a devastating storm last July, which tore the roof off and saturated Copresco's digital press, bindery and warehouse areas with rainwater, Steve Johnson and his staff are celebrating the company's 25th anniversary.
EAST BRIDGEWATER—Harte-Hanks has added an HP Indigo 7600 digital press here to expand color digital printing capacity. This is its second HP Indigo digital press.
MINNEAPOLIS—An Agfa :M-Press Tiger wide-format, flatbed inkjet press has been chosen by Imagine! Print Solutions for its hybrid screen printing capabilities.
MINNEAPOLIS—The John Roberts Co. completed a Service Organization Controls (SOC) 2 attestation covering data security.
BELLEVILLE—Wheal-Grace Corp. is now under new ownership, with Nancy Salvini as its new president and Beth Salvini and Amy Salvini-Swanson (third generation family members) acquiring controlling shares. Emil Salvini has stepped down as CEO, becoming director of marketing.
IRVINGTON—A new Ricoh Pro C751 digital press, equipped with a Plockmatic commercial bookletmaker, has been installed at Stuyvesant Press. This is reportedly the first install of the press in New Jersey sold through Heidelberg. The company will be G7-compliant between proofer, plater, and digital press and Speedmaster press.
ROCKAWAY—Color Optics by Arcade, a division of Arcade Marketing, has purchased an Eco-Eagle cold foil system from Graphic Art Systems. It was installed on the shop's Speedmaster CD 102 press.
NEW YORK—A Durst Rho 500R wide-format UV inkjet printer has been chosen by Peeq Media for POP and displays.
SOUTHAMPTON—Digital Color Graphics and Paradigm Grafix have merged their operations to form Paradigm Digital Color Graphics.
HOUSTON—Simon Printing has acquired a Speedmaster SM52 Anicolor press.
MADISON—Webcrafters Inc. has earned the "Green Master" designation from the Wisconsin Sustainable Business Council. pP