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Standing outside the 4over plant, from the left, are Zarik Megerdichian, Raymond Mecca, Butch Bitetto, Yiannis Lykogiannis, Jose Valencia, Varaz Gharakhanian, Preston Herrin and Robin Armann.
Execuprint's Vice President of Operations Bassem Farag examines a sheet printed on the Linoprint C901 digital press.
4over Celebrates Plant Reopening After Hurricane
MOONACHIE, NJ—Considering that it was once under nearly four feet of water, 4over Inc.'s plant here bounced back remarkably fast from the devastation left by Hurricane Sandy. The trade printing facility is now operating at 100 percent production.
4over hosted an open house recently to showcase the major overhaul following the storm and to celebrate the diligent work of its employees and managers. Technicians fixed what equipment they could, but some machines had to be replaced. Among the new gear is a five-color Komori Lithrone GL40 sheetfed press.
More than 500 existing customers from New Jersey and New York attended the open house. "We're so thrilled to have had the support of our loyal customers throughout this recovery period, and we'd like to thank them for keeping us in business," said CEO Zarik Megerdichian.
Shop Brings Color Digital Production Work In-House
CHATSWORTH, CA—In an effort to end outsourcing of its color digital production work, Execuprint recently installed a Linoprint C901 digital press from Heidelberg. The company is G7 System-qualified using Heidelberg's Prinect Color Toolbox suite of integrated color management solutions.
The Linoprint C901 relieves some of the burden placed on Execuprint's Printmaster PM 52 press, and has enabled the company to pull back virtually all gang work from third-party providers. Execuprint is already using the Linoprint C901 to produce short-run marketing collateral on various stocks, including synthetic materials.
ACWORTH—To complement its two Inca Onset S20 wide-format digital printers, Total Graphic Solutions has installed a six-color, 56˝ KBA sheetfed UV press with coater in its new, 40,000-square-foot facility here.
ATLANTA—Darby Printing, a producer of books, general commercial work, digital media and other products, has completed a going concern sales transaction with an overseas entity, brokered by Equity Partners. The sale was prompted by the decision of Darby owner Hugh Carter to retire.
DES MOINES—Colorfx has installed a Xeikon 8800 digital color press to print high-volume, personalized marketing pieces.
LAUREL—For the second year in a row, Westland Printers has won the "Grand Q" Award at the PGAMA's Excellence in Print Awards ceremony recently held in Greenbelt, MD.
WEARE—Craftsmen Press has secured the sole printing contract for ECP Placemats of Bedford, NH, which includes all advertisement placemats for New Hampshire and all residual printing of menus, order forms and related projects.
MAHWAH—GlobalSoft Digital Solutions added a 126˝ HP Scitex LX850 grand-format printer to its fleet of 11 other HP printers.
NEW YORK—Milton Walsey, former chairman of Benchmark Graphics, died on March 17 at the age of 101. Mr. Walsey was active in the company well into his 90s. Benchmark Graphics continues to be run by his son Steven Walsey, as it has since 1990.
RESEARCH TRIANGLE PARK—DocuSource of NC recently recertified as a Women's Business Enterprise.
FARGO—MyCreativeShop has integrated CHILI Publisher software into its Website. The program allows customers to create and edit documents, which is critical to the company's online brochure creation business.
WARWICK—Jay Packaging Group has installed a 10-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 duo press.
KENT—Wright Enterprises has purchased a seven-color HP Indigo 5600 digital press. pP