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Across the Nation

June 2014
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DavCo Advertising Buys 36˝ Press To Compete for Larger Size Jobs

KINZERS, PA—When growing work volumes compelled them to start looking for a new eight-up press, DavCo Advertising executives reviewed 40˝ presses sold by multiple manufacturers.

They chose a four-color, 36˝ Ryobi 924 sheetfed press equipped with a Harris and Bruno aqueous coater and a Pamarco Sentinel ink management system.

The new press has been running at least five days a week since installation. It joined four other multicolor Ryobi presses, including a four-color, six-up Ryobi 754 press with aqueous coater, which had served as DavCo's flagship press for 11 years. Co-owner Rick Esh says the press operator's learning curve was extremely quick because the 924 is so similar in operation to the 754.

Eight-Color Press Serves as Centerpiece at New Facility

TONAWANDA, NY—Zenger Group wanted a full-size press to serve as the centerpiece of its sheetfed operation at its new corporate headquarters and production facility here. To this end, the company decided to replace an early-generation Speedmaster XL 105 with an eight-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 perfector with Axis Control.

"The new Speedmaster XL 106 perfector significantly increases our capacity and broadens the scope of our manufacturing capabilities," remarks Steve Zenger, president and CEO.

It is capable of production speeds of up to 18,000 sheets/hr. in straight or perfecting modes, and features quality assurance with the Prinect Axis Control color measurement system. Central control of the company's pressroom is managed via Prinect Pressroom Manager.

California

City of Industry—K-1 Packaging Group has ordered an eight-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 press with coater and UV capabilities, joining two existing Rapida 105s.

Hawthorne—Expanding into digital printing, Lithographix Inc. has added a seven-color HP Indigo 7600 press.

San Diego—To offer its customers a larger digital format, L+L Cos. has installed a 29˝ HP Indigo 10000 digital press.

Santa Clara—JP Graphics has invested in an MGI Meteor DP8700XL digital press.

Santa Monica—Headquartered in New York, D1 INK has opened a West Coast sales office here. National Sales Manager Melissa Howell has relocated to head the new office.

Connecticut

East Hartford—Merritt Graphics' Big Color division has moved to a 27,000-square-foot showroom and manufacturing facility here and has increased capacity with an eight-color, 5-meter MATAN 8QW wide-format hybrid printer.

Georgia

Atlanta—Removing its offset presses, Benson Integrated Marketing is transitioning to an all-HP digital printing facility. It recently installed a 29˝ HP Indigo 10000 digital press.

Atlanta—Phase 3 Marketing & Communications is the first U.S. installation for Agfa Graphics' newest wide-format printing system, the Jeti Titan HS UV inkjet printer.

Atlanta—Las Vegas-based Rapid Color has expanded into the Southeast with the acquisition of American Craftsman Technology Trade Center. Rapid Color has added capacity and is now producing work at the 30,000-square-foot facility here.

Illinois

Carol Stream—Copresco has completed its digital press lineup upgrade with the installation of three additional Kodak Digimaster presses, bringing its fleet to five.

Maryland

Lanham—Art & Negative Graphics recently passed a SOC 2 security audit covering the printing and mailing work it does for health care organizations.

Minnesota

Minneapolis—The PostNet center here is the first PostNet franchise to offer 3D printing as part of a pilot program.

Missouri

St. Louis—Cenveo is installing two grand-format HP digital printers to produce retail signage and displays at its commercial printing facility here: an FB10000 and a Latex3000.

New Jersey

BellMawr—Evergreen Printing has been named one of the best places to work in the Philadelphia-South Jersey region by the Philadelphia Inquirer and Philadelphia Daily News.

North Carolina

High Point—A 20-unit M360 single-width press has been purchased by Paxton Media Group from Manugraph Americas for its new daily newspaper.

Ohio

Columbus—A second roll-to-roll EFI VUTEk GS500r superwide-format UV inkjet printer has been installed at West-Camp Press.

Texas

Dallas—The Printing & Imaging Association of MidAmerica recognized Brodnax Printing with the Best of Show award at its 25th annual Graphic Excellence Awards Competition.

Dallas—Blanks Printing has updated its print production platform with a 3.2 meter-wide EFI VUTEk GS3250LX Pro hybrid flatbed/roll-to-roll inkjet printer and a 3.2 meter-wide VUTEk GS3250LXr Pro roll-to-roll printer.

Wisconsin

Hubertus—Graphic Edge Printing & Packaging has invested in a five-color, 31˝ Ryobi 755XL-D Packaging Edition sheetfed press, custom configured to accommodate up to 31-pt. board for package printing applications.


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