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Commercial Printer Equipment Installations and Other News from Printing Impressions June 2011

June 2011
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New Perfector Press Speeds Job Changeovers

MIAMI—Original Impressions, a full-service marketing communications company, has installed a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 perfecting press with aqueous coater and high-pile delivery. The new press, which is deployed for short-run, quick-turn commercial work, is enabling the company to meet the demand for fast turnarounds, as well as eliminate the need for off-line coating and varnishing.

According to company Vice President Henry Herrera, the SM 52 press is ideal because it turns over quickly and efficiently—from straight to perfecting mode—while the fully automated perfecting device ensures smooth sheet travel and register accuracy.

Printer's Solar Panels Generate 'Green' Savings

WARMINSTER, PA—Astro-Dynamic Print and Graphic Services recently completed its solar panel installation. The solar array, consisting of more than 250 solar panels, will produce in excess of 75,000 kilowatts of electricity annually, which will replace 75 percent of the printer's electrical consumption—saving more than 52 metric tons of carbon dioxide annually.

"I'm thrilled to be leading the way in our market for green print and communications," says Darrel Dundore, president of Astro-Dynamic, shown posing on the company's rooftop. "This is by far the best 'feel good' project I have been involved with. Most people don't realize that print is also a renewable resource. The U.S. paper and forest products industry plants 1.7 million trees each day."

CALIFORNIA

ANAHEIM—Adding an eight-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 106 UV sheetfed press will allow Lithocraft Co. to compete in the high-end packaging market, as well as provide additional services for its commercial clients. The fully-loaded press—the first with this particular type of configuration and the company's first KBA press—replaces a six-color conventional sheetfed press.

EL DORADO HILLS—DST Output and its affiliate, DST Mailing Services, have introduced a new Returned Mail Processing service for clients. It provides overall management of the manual issues involved with undeliverable mail and takes advantage of Full-Service Intelligent Mail barcode technology.

CONNECTICUT

WINDSOR—Integrity Graphics has purchased an HP Indigo 7500 digital color press for its high-quality printing and broad media compatibility, which will help drive continued expansion of its custom MarketingHub program, www.eintegrity-usa.com.

ILLINOIS

CHICAGO—A new analytics-driven direct marketing firm, Precision Dialogue, has been formed with plans to expand its marketing platform by adding new companies over time. Precision Dialogue is the parent company to both Cleveland-based Metrics Marketing Group and Northwest Mailing Service, located here.

 

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