ACROSS the nation
Commercial Printer Equipment Installations and Other News from Printing Impressions June 2011June 2011
CRAWFORDSVILLE—RR Donnelley's Crawfordsville production facility has been recommended for certification to OSHA's Voluntary Protection Program (VPP) Star Status, reflecting excellence in occupational safety and health, as well as a commitment to continuous improvement.
LAKE CHARLES—A Ricoh Pro 907 digital production printer and a Ricoh Pro C720s color production system are the latest installations at Knight Media.
BALTIMORE—American Direct, a sister company to Tidewater Direct, has installed an eight-color Sanden 1500 web offset printing press to produce direct mail, primarily continuous forms, with variable repeat printing capability.
CHEVERLY—Craftsman Press, a direct mail printer, has chosen a complete EFI Monarch print management software suite, including Monarch's new mailing module.
HUDSON—MSP Digital Marketing has installed a Xerox iGen4 EXP digital press at its TecDoc Digital Solutions company located here, and has also upgraded its existing Xerox iGen3 press with iGen4 imaging software. The new additions allow TecDoc to produce variable data pocket folders and personalized six-page newsletters, as well as larger-format projects, such as retail signage.
WOBURN—Hannaford & Dumas, a full-service offset, digital printing and mailing company, has acquired InteractivePrint.com, a Web-based printer specializing in the efficient production of formulaic print materials. InteractivePrint.com will relocate its personnel and equipment to Hannaford & Dumas' facility.
CHELSEA—An aggregated e-book retail site, called ShelfWise, has been launched by Sheridan Books. It offers authors and publishers a quick and easy method for converting, enriching and distributing e-content directly to their targeted audience.
PETOSKEY—Mitchell Graphics has completed Forest Stewardship Council (FSC) chain-of-custody certification.
CHANHASSEN—IWCO Direct, a national provider of direct marketing solutions, has chosen EFI Monarch as its company-wide print management system. The firm's three Minnesota facilities running Hagen will upgrade to Monarch, and the three other plants (two in Pennsylvania and one in California) will add Monarch.
BELLMAWR—The New Jersey Law Journal and Connecticut Law Tribune have signed a multi-year contract with Evergreen Printing to print their weekly publications. Evergreen will also print and insert custom published supplements that expand the editorial content to subscribers.
CLIFTON—The purchase of a fourth Durst Rho 500R wide-format UV inkjet digital printer will allow Sandy Alexander to further expand its capacity for "soft" out-of-home media.
MOUNT VERNON—Rose Press has installed a Heidelberg Suprasetter A75 CTP device configured for use with Heidelberg Saphira processless plates.
NEW YORK—Duggal Visual Solutions, a supplier of printing, computer imaging, wide-format graphics and display services, has added a 126˝ HP Scitex LX800 latex ink printer and an HP Indigo 5500 digital press to its operations. They enable a range of new applications such as wallpaper, vehicle graphics, fashion "look books," cosmetic swatches and photo portfolios.
NIAGARA FALLS—In an effort to expand its envelope printing capabilities, Shipman Print Solutions has added three Halm Jet two-color perfecting presses to its envelope division.
ROCHESTER—Hammer Packaging recently acquired North America's first Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102 40˝ packaging press. It is configured as an eight-color, UV-capable model with CutStar roll sheeter, Prinect Press Center with Intellistart, integrated Wallscreen and Axis Control system.
CLEVELAND—Phil Vedda & Sons Printing has added a five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 press with aqueous coater and extended delivery to its all-Heidelberg pressroom lineup.
COLUMBUS—To address its customers demand for shorter runs and same-day turnaround, Nutis Press has purchased an Agfa :M-Press Tiger UV flatbed inkjet press.
DALLAS—The Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica named Padgett Printing the recipient of its "Best of Show" award at the association's recent Graphic Excellence printing awards gala.
MILWAUKEE—First Edge Solutions has deployed four Océ VarioPrint Ultra systems along with Océ Prisma workflow software as part of its strategy for 25 percent growth in 2011.
NEW BERLIN—Looking for a high-quality digital press to complement its offset equipment has led Eagle Printing to acquire a Canon imagePRESS C6000VP digital press.
WAUNAKEE—As part of its $2.6 million capital improvement plan, Suttle-Straus Inc. recently installed a six-color Komori Lithrone S40 press with UV coating capabilities.
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