Across the NationOctober 2012
KBA 81˝, Six-Color Sheetfed UV Press Claimed to Be the World's Largest Installation
SANTA ANA, CA—Large-format trade printer Foster Printing will be adding a new six-color, 81˝ KBA Rapida 205 large-format UV press later this month at its 46,000-square-foot facility based here. The new press, said to be the largest in the world, joins Foster's two existing 64˝ KBA large-format presses—a five-color conventional and a six-color UV. All of the presses will communicate to KBA's Logotronic management system.
"We constantly had customers asking if we could print anything larger than our 64˝ capabilities," explains Kris Blackburn, vice president of sales.
"We plan to capitalize on the ability to print multiple forms for customers—some that may fit our 64˝ KBA presses and others that fit our 81˝ press.This will enable one project with many different forms to be printed under one roof."
New 40˝ Digital Press Addresses Short-Run, Multi-Substrate Needs
OLATHE, KS—Since installing its MGI Meteor DP8700 XL digital press, A.C. Printing is producing 40˝ fold-out brochures, full-color variable data printing and an assortment of applications printed on plastics. The firm is also moving into new markets such as retail signage, as well as niche markets like static clings, loyalty cards, vinyl labels and envelopes.
"We loved that it could print on sheets up to 13x40˝ long, and the huge range of substrates opens up a whole new range of applications for us," says Greg Russell, owner.
ODESSA—With the recent addition of XMPie uStore, ALLPRO Direct Marketing can now help businesses streamline their personalized printing and e-mail processes, all from a centralized portal.
SARASOTA—DKS - Digital Kopy Services, a digital wholesale to the trade printer, has installed a new Konica Minolta bizhub PRO 1051 printer and a 900DP digital envelope press from OKI Data Americas.
ALPHARETTA—New London Press has received an investment from Agilis Equity Partners and Valesco Industries. Operating under the new name New London Communications, the funding will allow the company to expand its sales force and marketing initiatives, as well as enhance its service offerings in targeted markets.