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Across the Nation

April 2012
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Wide-Format Printer Triple Play at Source One Digital Increases the Production Output Tenfold

NORTON SHORES, MI—Source One Digital, a large- and grand-format printer based here, has purchased three new Fujifilm wide-format digital inkjet printers. Randy Crow, president, and Jim Freed, vice president of digital services, chose a five-meter Uvistar 2 super-wide-format UV roll printer (the first U.S. installation), an Inca Onset S40 wide-format UV flatbed inkjet printer and an Acuity Advance UV flatbed printer.

Fujifilm's ColorGATE production server software is now driving all three printers. "This new equipment and the ability to produce this level of quality and color accuracy will help us compete for higher-end jobs, such as branding and corporate identity work," notes Crow.

"If it can be printed on rigid or roll material, we can print it."

Second Facility Enables 25 Million Digital Pages Per Day

PLANO, TX—O'Neil Data Systems celebrated the grand opening of its 235,000-square-foot printing, fulfillment and data center last month by inviting guests to tour the plant and see its suite of HP inkjet web presses in action, including an HP T400, HP T200 and an Indigo 7500, along with its intelligent inserting equipment.

The new facility positions Los Angeles-based O'Neil to offer an even faster turnaround in the delivery of mailed documents to both the East and West coasts. "We have increased our bandwidth and capacity to produce and deliver personalized documents at the highest quality and fastest turnaround times in the industry," says Jim Lucanish, president of O'Neil.

Overall print capacity is now 25 million digital color pages per day.


Sheetfed Press Install Boosts Web Offset Publication Printer's Commercial Business

HOOKSETT, NH—A Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 sheetfed press, equipped with Prinect Inpress Control, AutoPlate XL simultaneous plate-changing, extended delivery and integrated Wallscreen, has been purchased by the Lew A. Cummings Co.

According to Pressroom Manager Dan Trudel, the XL 75 will allow the company to supplement its web offset publication work with a larger volume of commercial sheetfed offset printing. It joins an existing Speedmaster SM 102.

 

CALIFORNIA

MONTEBELLO—Royal Paper Box, a folding carton manufacturer, has installed a new 41˝ KBA sheetfed press.

RANCHO CORDOVA—A six-unit, 29˝ Komori Lithrone sheetfed press with coater has given River City Printers the ability to print on a wide variety of substrates.

SAN LUIS OBISPO—Cal Poly's Graphic Communication Department has received equipment donations valued at more than $350,000. They include an HP Indigo ws4000 digital web press and an Esko Kongsberg iCut diecutting system.

VAN NUYS—In an effort to streamline the ordering process for its customers, Pegasus Interprint has added EFI Digital StoreFront to its workflow, which is built on the EFI Pace management system.

CONNECTICUT

NEW HAVEN—Since installing a Konica Minolta bizhub PRESS C8000 color digital press and a bizhub PRO 1200, Goodcopy Printing & Digital Graphics has increased its overall print volume by 30 percent.

FLORIDA

DEARFIELD BEACH—Wilen Direct has expanded its hybrid inkjet digital capabilities with an inkjet tower from GSS (Graphic Systems Services) equipped with Adphos NIR dyers. The tower utilizes Kodak S10 Prosper technology to imprint process color images in-line with Wilen's web offset press.

GEORGIA

ATLANTA—DATAMATX Inc., a national outsourcing provider in the distribution of critical business communications and payment services, has received SSAE 16 Type II certification for high data security and control.

ILLINOIS

BLOOMINGTON—Bloomington Process Offset (bopi) has upgraded to EFI's Monarch MIS solution after using EFI Logic for more than 20 years.

CHICAGO—The Chicago Tribune Co. is equipping 52 towers, on 10 printing lines, with QuadTech's color control and web inspection system with AccuCam and register control system with MultiCam at its Freedom Center plant here.

MARYLAND

PRINCE FREDERICK—DirectMail.com, a provider of integrated direct marketing solutions, has expanded its in-house data and personalization capabilities with two new Canon imagePRESS C7010VP digital printers and an MCS Eagle UV inkjet system.

MICHIGAN

TROY—Tepel Brothers Printing has purchased a six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 full-UV press with anilox coater. This is the third Heidelberg "XL" series press to be added to the Tepel pressroom and it is the second full-UV press. Complementing the company's two previously purchased XL 105 presses, the XL 75 will now allow it to start printing synthetic substrates and producing lenticular images. All of the XL presses at Tepel also use their own dedicated Heidelberg Image Control color spectrophotometers.

MINNESOTA

ROSEVILLE—A new seven-color, 41˝ KBA Rapida 105 UV-equipped sheetfed press with tower coater, an eight-foot extended delivery and plastics package will be installed at CPI Card Group in mid-May.

WASECA—The U.S. Environmental Protection Agency (EPA) has named Brown Printing as a 2012 Energy Star Partner of the Year for strategically managing and improving the energy efficiency of its entire building and manufacturing portfolio.

NEVADA

LAS VEGAS—Creel Printing has been selected as the exclusive publishing partner for The Christian Science Publishing Society (CSPS), and will handle production, versioning and distribution of the client's entire print lineup—including the print and digital editions of The Christian Science Monitor.

NEW JERSEY

CLIFTON, NJ—The wide- and grand-format/retail visual merchandising facility of Sandy Alexander based here has received SGP certification from the Sustainable Green Printing Partnership. In addition, Sandy Alexander also holds third-party certification for 100 percent wind energy use, tri-certification for paper chain-of-custody (FSC, SFI and PEFC), as well as ISO 14001 certification.

FORT LEE—ABnote Global, a provider of secure documents, issuance systems and related services, is reported to be the first U.S.-based company to receive "High Security Management System for Secure Printing" certification from Intergraf.

NEW YORK

BUFFALO—A new Xerox iGen4 EXP digital press has joined the Zenger Group's fleet of Xerox and HP digital output devices.

NORTH CAROLINA

CHARLOTTE—Boingo Graphics (formerly known as Integraphx) has been awarded the printing and fulfillment contract for online photo product retailer Framous.

OHIO

ASHLAND—Bookmasters Inc. has expanded its base of international publishing clients with the addition of six new UK publishers: Arcturus Publishing, Heni Publishing and Salma Editions, House of Stratus, Stripe Publishing, Management Briefs and Quintessentially Publishing.

OKLAHOMA

TULSA—The addition of HP Scitex LX850 and Scitex FB700 industrial printers from PriscoDigital will help Meeks Group expand into thicker rigid substrates and fabric applications.

SOUTH CAROLINA

FOUNTAIN INN—A new Durst Rho 800 HS continuous production UV inkjet flatbed printer has been acquired by Southeastern Products to produce a wide variety of display and décor solutions for the more than 150 retail stores that the firm outfits each year.

PENNSYLVANIA

PHILADELPHIA—Big Mountain Imaging has started printing jobs on its new five- meter Durst Rho 500R superwide roll-to-roll UV inkjet printer.

PHILADELPHIA—FMI Direct has added two MCS Eagle UV-curable inkjet systems, as well as a production digital color press from MCS' digital product family, for their UV capability and ability to handle a variety of different substrates.

UTAH

SALT LAKE CITY—Rastar Inc., a subsidiary of TC Transcontinental, has purchased two HP Indigo 7500 digital presses to replace multiple, 68-ppm HP Indigo 5000 presses.

VIRGINIA

CHESAPEAKE—The installation of a five-color Komori Lithrone S40 press with advanced interface (AI) software at Professional Printing Center has enhanced its makeready time and has reduced waste. This marks the company's fourth Komori press purchase.

RICHMOND—Lewis Creative Technologies (LCT) has completed its acquisition of Lorraine Press, Salt Lake City. The manufacturing and shipping location will remain open.

SPRINGFIELD—A new MCS digital color production solution has been selected by L&E Meridian to produce full-color, customizable documents.

WINCHESTER—A Heidelberg- supplied Ricoh Pro C901 digital color printer with in-line saddlestitcher and color management via Prinect Color toolbox has been purchased by Winchester Printers.

WISCONSIN

FALL RIVER—Schumann Printers has invested in a Nordson EP 48 V slot adhesive applicator system with a VersaPail melter for its Goss UB binder. The new closed-adhesive system supports Schumann's need for fast turnarounds of varying-size bound materials.

MILWAUKEE—First Edge Solutions has acquired PRINT1 DIRECT, an Atlanta-based provider of print-on-demand, direct marketing and document output services.

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