Across the NationJanuary 2014
Impress/DC Media Celebrates Expansion With Open House
MIAMI—After experiencing tremendous growth in 2013, Impress/DC Media needed more space and greater capacity. To accommodate this growth, the company moved to a 10,000-square-foot facility and purchased an HP Scitex FB700 Industrial printer and HP Indigo 7600 digital press.
To celebrate its new location and expanded offerings, the company recently hosted an open house. At the event, local photography was brought to life through a 20x80˝ wallcovering, printed on a textured surface vinyl material with its HP Latex 850 printer. Guests were also invited to experience the printing process first-hand with demonstrations of live jobs.
GLS Completes New Digital Printing Studio
Brooklyn Park, MN—GLS Cos. has installed an HP Indigo 10000 to complete its digital studio. In addition to the new new press, the studio also operates an Indigo 7500 and an Indigo 5000, as well as several finishing stations.
"After months of research, planning and hard work by many committed individuals, it is with great pride that the GLS Digital Studio is open and running smoothly at its full capacity," said CEO Gary Garner. "We are thrilled to be able to bring forth the latest technology in our industry and all the benefits it has to offer our customers."
Jonesboro—Arkansas State University Print Services has acquired a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SX 74 press with aqueous coater and Easy Control closed-loop color control, along with a Suprasetter A52 platesetter.
Fort Lauderdale—National Multiple Listing has purchased a Linoprint C901 digital printing system and high-capacity stacker from Heidelberg, including the Prinect Color Toolbox and Prinect Digital Print Manager.
Orlando—Fineline Printing has installed a Ricoh Pro C901 Graphic Arts+ color production system and a black-and-white Ricoh Pro 907. A Ricoh Pro C651EX color machine has been relocated to the company's Titusville location, and an additional Ricoh Pro 907 has also been installed there. Fineline plans to open a third location in Central Florida this year.
Valmeyer—MAR Graphics is one of two U.S. companies to first purchase a Xerox Color 8250 production printer.
Scarborough—Direct marketing company DMM Inc. has also implemented a Xerox Color 8250 production printer.
Hunt Valley—UK-based Clays Ltd., a division of St. Ives, has joined The Sheridan Group and The OPUS Group in the Content Delivery Alliance.
Bay City—The F.P. Horak Co. has launched a Web-based, business-to-consumer product line. "Inspire me to…" is a series of seven customizable children's books.
St. Louis Park—Japs-Olson Co. has acquired a pair of Linoprint C901 digital printing systems from Heidelberg. The installation includes Heidelberg's Prinect Color Toolbox suite of color management tools.
Las Vegas—Creel Printing has achieved sustainability tri-certification: the Forest Stewardship Council (FSC), the Sustainable Forestry Initiative (SFI) and the Programme for the Endorsement of Forest Certification Schemes (PEFC).
Clifton—A new Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-6+L sheetfed press is now in operation at KM Media Group.
Scotia—Velocity Print Solutions has centralized its manufacturing operation from Connecticut to its headquarters here. It includes the installation of a six-color, 28x40˝ press with aqueous coater.
Cincinnati—An HD digital printer has been acquired by Finn Graphics.
Columbus—Hopkins Printing has purchased a five-color Speedmaster XL 106 featuring AutoPlate plate-changing, extended delivery and integrated Prinect Inpress Control.
Rapid City—Simpsons Printing has installed a Fuji Acuity Advance Select wide-format flatbed UV printer with roll option and clear and white ink function, as well as an Esko Kongsberg i-xl24 with MultiCUT head and roll option. The new equipment has improved productivity and expanded their substrate possibilities.
Richmond—Pohlig Packaging has acquired a Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 with extended delivery, Prinect Inpress Control and full logistics package.
Manitowish Waters—Rudy Valenta, 69, passed away in November. Most recently president of Eltosch America, he also worked at manroland and its predecessor, Rockwell/Miehle.