ACROSS the nationNovember 2011
New Platesetter Improves Quality and Throughput
POMPANO BEACH, FL—Lithoprint Corp. recently installed an automatic, top-loading Heidelberg Suprasetter A75 thermal computer-to-plate device. The upgrade also allowed Lithoprint to take advantage of the environmental and quality improvements obtained through the use of Heidelberg Saphira Chemfree aluminum plates, 100 percent of which it recycles.
“We’re definitely getting a cleaner, sharper dot since we installed the new platesetter,” says company owner Brian Boyd. “This is evident in the much-improved quality of the reprints we do. In addition, our production times are significantly faster because of the automation.”
Envelope Provider Installs 30th Halm Jet Press for Its Printing Department
OLD FORGE, PA—Northeastern Envelope has acquired the first XT2315C Halm Jet Press Touch and Go, which incorporates a new ergonomic design, easy ink fountains and a new touchscreen operation. With this installation, Northeastern Envelope also hit a milestone of operating 30 Halm Jet presses within its printing department.
“We’re proud of our long partnership with Halm Industries. Halm has helped Northeastern Envelope grow from a two-man operation into a full-scale envelope company employing more than 100 personnel, operating in a 150,000-square-foot plant, and printing and manufacturing over 500 million envelopes a year,” says James Ferrario, CEO.
BIRMINGHAM—EBSCO Media has launched an online digital publication service called Mozaic. The digital editions allow marketers to manage, analyze and leverage reader demographics and reading behavior, while turning static PDF files into interactive, digital documents.
HAWTHORNE—Lithographix has acquired a 98˝ Durst Rho 1000 continuous-feed, wide-format inkjet printer and a five-meter Rho 500R super-wide, roll-to-roll inkjet system.
OXNARD—A new digital print center has been opened here by Ann Arbor, MI-based Edwards Brothers to print softcover books and journals. This marks the 10th digital print center owned or operated by Edwards Brothers.
SAN LUIS OBISPO—PRP Cos. (formerly known as Poor Richard's Press) has installed a Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 computer-to-plate device. It is being used to image Saphira Chemfree plates.
PUEBO—The Pueblo Chieftain has upgraded its 1996 manroland Uniset web press with modern controls and the latest PECOM control console technology from manroland. The upgrade will help the paper maintain its position as a newspaper publishing and commercial printing operation.