Across the NationOctober 2013
New 41˝ UV Press Targets High-Quality Marketplace
OMAHA, NE—Printco Graphics is strengthening its growth trajectory by adding a five-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 UV press with coater in its 78,000-square-foot facility. The firm has posted a 20 percent sales increase during the past year.
The new press will run in tandem with a sister six-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 press with aqueous coater that was installed in 2007.
"Our goal is to strengthen production, increase workflow and keep up with demand," reported Larry Reding, president of Printco Graphics. "After installing this press, Printco will be the first offset printer in Nebraska to offer UV ink capabilities."
Trade Shop Expands to Meet Turnaround Times
DEER PARK, NY—Commercial trade printer All Color Business Specialties needed a press that would accommodate the rising demand for four- and five-color printed products with full ink coverage, delivered on an increasingly tight schedule. The company's existing Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 74 was already running 24/7.
The need gave rise to the company's decision to install a five-color Speedmaster XL 75 press with Inpress Control, 18,000 sph Peak Performance package, aqueous coater, extended delivery and water-cooled peripherals.
"We produced more than two million impressions in just the first six weeks of production," said company president and co-owner William Bogue. "Some of our makereadies have clocked in at under five minutes, and we've run close to 200 plates in a single day. We also found that we could set up and run 40,000 sheets in two-and-a-half hours."
AVONDALE—To meet client demand for vehicle wraps, fleet graphics and P-O-P displays, AZPRO Group installed an HP Scitex FB7600 industrial press and an HP Latex 3000 printer.
PHOENIX—Prisma Graphic has rebranded its business strategy, shortening its name to Prisma. In addition, it signed a multi-year agreement with the Arizona Cardinals to produce the team's stadium signage, magazine and marketing materials.
LOS ANGELES—Anderson/LA, a Consolidated Graphics company, has acquired a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CX 102-6+LX UV press equipped with Prinect Axis Control, Prinect Press Center Console with Intellistart, a plastic kit and water-cooled peripherals.
SACRAMENTO—Short-order, full-color envelope printing capability has been added at the Minuteman Press in Midtown Sacramento with its acquisition of an OKI proColor pro900dp digital envelope press.
CLEARWATER—Southeastern Printing has established an office in the Tampa Bay area managed by Mike Thomas.
MIAMI—Original Impressions has purchased a continuous-feed Screen Truepress Jet520 to expand its focus on personalized print products.
CARROLLTON—Printed Specialties has installed a six-color, 40˝ Komori LS640 Lithrone press in order to expand its packaging and folding carton capabilities.
BOISE—Safeguard has acquired Idaho Business Forms, which specializes in providing printed products, branding, business forms and supplies, as well as W-2 and 1099 processing services.
BLOOMINGTON—Progressive Impressions International has added another MCS Eagle UV inkjet system.
CHICAGO—To boost production of high-quality, data-driven direct mail pieces, Precision Dialogue has installed a Xeikon 8500 digital color press.
WHEELING—SG360°, a Segerdahl company, has purchased its third six-color Komori Lithrone G40 (GL640) offset press in the span of one year.
CRAWFORDSVILLE—RR Donnelley's facility here has been recommended for Voluntary Protection Program Star Status by the OSHA, reflecting its excellence in occupational safety and health management.
INDIANAPOLIS—Litho Press installed a five-color, KBA Rapida 205 plus coater press with conventional and UV drying capabilities.
INDIANAPOLIS—Multi Packaging Solutions is now operating a specially configured KBA Rapida press with full automation for its board packaging and plastic printing.
NEWTON—Folding carton supplier Walter G. Anderson Inc. has installed a second 57˝ KBA Rapida 145 press to complement the same large-format model that was purchased nearly two years ago.
OLATHE—The Leslie Co. offers four-color process printing of poly boxes, report covers and vinyl binders with its new Acuity Advance UV digital printer.
BATON ROUGE—Direct mail provider Franklin has acquired a 29˝ HP Indigo 10000 digital press.
WALDORF—The worldwide franchisor FASTSIGNS has opened 18 new centers and signed 22 agreements this year, most recently with Eric Kriemelmeyer, a longtime printing veteran who opened a center here.
FALL RIVER—After exceeding current capacity, Cambridge-based Cambridge Offset Printing opened a new location here and purchased a second Colex flatbed cutter, Mutoh 1638 roll printer and Flora wide-format printer.
TROY—Phoenix Innovate recently obtained a 20.8x29.1˝-format Screen Truepress JetSX sheetfed inkjet press.
MINNEAPOLIS—Carlson Print Group installed Foildex cold foil indexing and Filmdex UV Cast and Cure on its eight-color, 40˝ manroland HiPrint press.
HOOKSETT—A five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 with Prinect Inpress Control is in operation at Cummings Printing.
JERSEY CITY—Diversified Global Graphics Group (DG3) has purchased an HP T230 color inkjet web press.
GREENVILLE—AccuLink has acquired a 29˝ HP Indigo 10000 digital press.
OKLAHOMA CITY—Royal Printing has deepened its relationship with Canon Solutions America with purchases of an Océ ColorStream 10000 Flex digital color press and an imagePRESS C6010.
FREEDOM—MSP has integrated wide-format inkjet workflows from PriscoDigital into its BlueSkyETO division. They include an HP Scitex FB700 press, Caldera Grand RIP+ and an Esko Kongsberg XN cutter.
PITTSTON—Georgia Printco, a grand-format wholesale printer headquartered in Lakeland, GA, has opened a 30,000-square-foot facility here, equipping it with the latest EFI VUTEk digital printing technology.
HOUSTON—Foxmark Corp. has installed its third EFI VUTEk superwide-format printer: a VUTEk GS3250 Pro UV flatbed/roll printer with an EFI Fiery proServer.
WAUKESHA—The Marek Group has acquired Publisher's Diversified Mail Service, a 65-year-old, direct marketing company based in Milwaukee. PI