Across the Nation
Standing next to FolgerGraphics’ existing Speedmaster CD 74, from the left, are Harald Weimer, Heidelberg USA; Dick Folger, FolgerGraphics; Kevin Horton, FolgerGraphics pressman; and Clarence Penge, Heidelberg USA.
Peter Buening and his daughter, Stacy Buening, vice president and general counsel, visited the KBA factory in Germany to see where Philipp Litho’s new press was built.
SHELTON—A new Heidelberg Suprasetter A75 thermal CTP device has been puchased by Keno Graphic Services. The new platesetter is configured with internal punching and a debris removal system, and is being used to image Heidelberg Saphira Chemfree plates for the company’s six-color Speedmaster SM 74 press.
JACKSONVILLE—Two new Konica Minolta digital presses, a full-color bizhub PRESS C8000 and a 1200 black-and-white system, will now give Apex Color fully variable digital and direct mail printing capabilities. Apex, a member of the Strategic Print Alliance, has also added an off-line UV coater from Tec Lighting.
MIAMI—Print Farm has chosen a five-color Komori Lithrone SX29 offset press with coater to produce the longer-run work that many of its academic applications require. The company reports the new press has already cut its time to market in half.
WEST PALM BEACH—To bring more of its printing and prepress work in-house, BAMA Printing has invested in a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 press, a Suprasetter A52 thermal CTP device and a Polar 115 Xplus guillotine cutter.
CHICAGO—The TKS Jetleader 1500 digital inkjet press that ran at drupa in May has been ordered by Newsweb Corp. to produce smaller runs that are now being printed on offset presses. The new press will also allow Newsweb to pursue new business, including books and catalogs, and enter new markets.
OAK BROOK—TouchPoint Print Solutions, a national provider of marketing and communication solutions, has changed its company name to OneTouchPoint. The name transition reflects the company’s strategic plan to leverage the collective resources of its member companies, which includes facilities in Hartland, WI; Cincinnati; Austin, TX; and Denver.
INDIANAPOLIS—A new Signs By Tomorrow center has opened here at 9541 Valparaiso Court. It is owned by Rajesh and Vidhya Patnaik.