Across the NationOctober 2012
RATHDRUM—A new Screen Truepress Jet2500UV board and roll inkjet printing system has helped Print mfg transition from a retail large-format service bureau to a wholesale-only manufacturer of products for photo sharing and fine art print retailers.
FORT WAYNE—Since acquiring a new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 105 six-color press, along with Prinect Prepress Manager prepress workflow, Excell Color Graphics has been able to drive down its labor and material costs.
UPPER MARLBORO—Linemark Printing has implemented Heidelberg's Prinect Performance Benchmarking to compare the performance of its four-year-old Speedmaster XL 105 press to that of similar presses operated by other firms in its peer group.
LAS VEGAS—Creel Printing has extended its G7 designation by achieving Master Printer certification across prepress, sheetfedand heatset web operations. It is among a small group of G7-certified printers in the Southwest, and is reportedly the only company in Nevada to hold all three merits.
CARLSTADT—UNIMAC Graphics has been awarded ISO/IEC 27001:2005 Management System Certification for Information Technology.
Mahwah—To better serve the Web-to-print and photo specialty markets, GlobalSoft Digital Solutions has installed two new HP Indigo 7600 digital presses. They join the company's existing two HP Indigo 7500s, two HP Indigo 5000s and seven HP wide-format printers.
PATERSON—Several new equipment and software purchases have been made at Direct Market Designs. They include a 52˝ Bobst diecutter, associated folder/gluers and new XMPie EasyPurl V7 software.
HEMPSTEAD—Sentinel Printing has installed a 275w solar system on its roof.
ASHLAND—Bookmasters Inc. has entered into an agreement with British publisher Knox Robinson Publishing to distribute its historical novels.
CANONSBURG—Two new HP Indigo digital presses (a 7500 and 5500) have been installed at Heeter Direct. The company also plans to purchase a 29˝ HP Indigo 10000 digital press in 2013 to take advantage of new opportunities, such as POP collateral and packaging applications.
KING OF PRUSSIA—In an effort to broaden its portfolio with personalized cross-media and Web-to-print services, Conlin's Digital Print and Copy Center has upgraded from a uDirect desktop solution to PersonalEffect Cross Media with uStore from XMPie.
LEWISBURG—Lewisburg Printing has acquired a second Mitsubishi sheetfed press, a seven-color Diamond V3000LX equipped with Grafix UV curing system. It replaces two aging Mitsubishi presses.
NASHVILLE—Ingram Content Group's print-on-demand unit, Lightning Source, has launched its new standard color book inkjet option here. Lightning Source also plans to expand color inkjet capability to its Pennsylvania location by the end of 2012. International expansion is expected to follow in early 2013.
DALLAS—A new EFI VUTEk GS5000r five-meter, roll-to-roll UV printer has been acquired by Gigantic Color to produce billboards and banners. This installation also marks the 500th installation of the EFI GS series of VUTEk printers.
RICHMOND—A new four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 "Peak Performance" press with Prinect Axis Control is now operating at Think Printing. Think also upgraded its Prinect prepress workflow. PI