Across the NationMarch 2013
Anicolor Press Provides the Missing Link Between Digital, Offset Production Needs
COVINGTON, LA—After seeing a live demonstration of a five-color, 20˝ Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 Anicolor press at Graph Expo 2012, Mallery Mele, president of Mele Printing, knew that this press would be a better fit than his initial plans to acquire another digital press.
"We were were skeptical about Heidelberg's claims to 10-sheet makereadies and consistent ink coverage," recalls Mele. "But, in the end, the very issues we were doubtful about were the factors that sold us on the Anicolor press."
Mele says the new press has enabled his shop to offload excess static work from its digital machine; assume the production of the small-format, four-color envelope work that was previously outsourced at an annual of cost of $50k; and complement jobs that are best suited for its 41˝ Speedmaster XL 105.
COSTA MESA—A new EFI VUTEk GS2000 UV flatbed printer at Ultimate Image Printing is outputting in-store displays, outdoor banners and packaging comps.
NORTH HOLLYWOOD—The Harman Press has relocated from its longtime address in Hollywood to a larger facility here in the San Fernando Valley. The company also rehired former employee Garry Williams as its head of production.
SACRAMENTO—Sierra Office Supply & Printing, a supplier of digital and offset printing solutions, acquired a pre-owned, four-color, 40˝ Komori press to address the demand for larger print runs. The press replaced a five-color, 28˝ Sakurai.
WATERBURY—Since installing a Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000 color digital press, Rollins Printing & Publishing has grown its overall print volume by nearly 50 percent, with more finishing options.
LARGO—PrimeNet Direct Marketing Solutions has been qualified as a G7 Master Printer on its Xerox iGen presses.
ATLANTA—Graphic Dimensions has purchased an HP Indigo WS6600 digital webfed press to form a labels division called New Dimension Labels.
Scarborough—Allen-Signs with Impact, a point-of-purchase printer based here, has purchased a Fujifilm Acuity HS X2 UV flatbed wide-format inkjet printer. It enables direct printing on a number of rigid substrates and the ability to print white ink.
HUNT VALLEY—The Rockefeller University Press enlisted Sheridan Books and the Sheridan Technology Lab to provide an e-commerce solution that helps it sell more electronic and printed books.
Pennsauken—CRW Graphics has launched CRWconnect, a new division dedicated to providing multi-channel marketing campaigns.
ROCHESTER—A new HP Indigo 7600 digital press has been added by Cohber Press to expand its printing capabilities to create thicker, customized photo specialty pieces.
SCOTIA—Velocity Print Solutions has been recognized on the EPA list for Green Power users. The company offsets its entire energy usage by buying Renewable Energy Credits (RECs) for wind energy.
COLUMBIA—Spectra Integration added a Canon imagePRESS C7010VP with booklet trimmer and UV coater.
Lewisburg—An automated six-color, 73˝ R900 XXL sheetfed press from manroland has been purchased by Lewisburg Printing. The press complements a six-color, 73˝ Roland purchased in 2008.
SALT LAKE CITY—A new five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 106 perfector with coating tower will be installed this spring at KP Corp.'s facility here. The press will be configured with a CutStar sheeter, Prinect Axis Control, AutoPlate Advanced and Prinect Inspection Control PDF. It will be the only press in North America with this unique configuration.
RICHMOND—B&B, formally B&B Printing, has transitioned to a direct communications company with a new identity and Website (www.BBsmartsolutions.com). pP