Across the Nation

Participating in the ribbon-cutting ceremony at J.S. McCarthy were (from the left) Senator Roger Katz; Jacki Hudmon, Komori America; Patty Tardiff and Rick Tardiff, J.S. McCarthy; Governor Paul LePage; Conrad Ayotte, J.S. McCarthy; and Patrick Paradis, Augusta City Council.

Standing with Precision Graphics’ new Speedmaster XL 105 sheetfed press are, from the left, Ray Budd, owner; Marty Taylor, lead press operator; and Mike Budd, general manager.

COLORADO

Denver—Since the addition of a new HP Scitex FB 700 flatbed printer and a Kongsberg cutter, Think Big Solutions can now offer direct-to-substrate printing on a wide variety of materials (up to 2.5˝ thick and up to 98.4˝ wide), such as glass, plastic, metal and wood.

FLORIDA

ORLANDO—Spectrum Print Communications has acquired DeRoo Printing Services in Casselberry, FL. John DeRoo, former owner, has joined Spectrum as a sales consultant.

SARASOTA—With the addition of a new OKI Data pro900 series digital envelope press, DKS – Digital Kopy Services can now provide short-run, full-color, laser-safe envelopes to the printing trade.

ILLINOIS

HARWOOD HEIGHTS—FCL Graphics has achieved G7 Master Printer qualification in four key service categories (proofing, digital printing, sheetfed and web offset). According to the IDEAlliance, FCL is one of only two printing plants in the United States to have G7 Master qualification in all four of these print services categories.

INDIANA

Columbus—Pentzer Printing is the first commercial printer in Southern Indiana to operate a Xerox Color 800 press from Fujifilm North America, Graphic Systems Div.

INDIANAPOLIS—A new Eco-Eagle cold foiling system from Graphic Arts Systems has been installed at Multi Packaging Solutions’ facility here, enabling the operation to offer customers improved foil brightness and stronger adhesion without foil dust.

MARYLAND

GAITHERSBURG—ProList Inc. has launched SnailWorks, an integrated direct marketing platform. It is designed to allow direct marketers to coordinate their traditional direct mail efforts with new media such as e-mail marketing, Web landing pages and mobile marketing.

HUNT VALLEY—The Sheridan Group has expanded its Electronic Content Services (ECS) commerce platforms to allow integration with its print-on-demand system, journal anthology support and the ability to auto-import multiple titles into the system.

MASSACHUSETTS

BRAINTREE—A new Xerox iGen4 EXP digital press is allowing Braintree Printing to print color sheets up to 14.33×26˝. This is the company’s second iGen4 press.

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