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Across the Nation

May 2012
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Offset Press With Color Measurement and Control System Helps Shop Compete in Short-Run Market

BALTIMORE—Cavanaugh Press has added a new five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 press with aqueous coater and Prinect Easy Control measurement and color control system to its arsenal of Heidelberg sheetfed presses. Already running six days at 12 hours per day, the press enables the company to enter the market for very-short-run, high-quality offset printing, including high-speed color printing of envelopes.

“It was a pleasant surprise to find that the feeder on the SM 52 fed envelopes at up to 15,000 per hour without a third-party stacker/feeder,” says Bob Atwell, Cavanaugh’s president. “We now routinely do 100,000 runs in full-color without the need for time-consuming conversion of flat sheets.”

High-Speed, 98˝-Wide Printer Fulfills Customer Demand for Point-of-Sale Orders

MESQUITE, TX—Print and visual communications provider IntegraColor has added a 98˝-wide Durst Rho 1000L continuous high-speed production system to its diverse array of output offerings, which includes UV and conventional sheetfed, digital, silk screen, flexographic, web offset, photographic and rotary letterpress. The installation is reportedly one of the first in the United States.

According to Rob Styacich, IntegraColor’s senior vice president of sales, the additional production capabilities add a new dimension to IntegraColor’s overall point-of-sale capabilities. The Rho 1000L complements the firm’s existing digital presses and its screen and sheetfed presses, including an 81˝ KBA sheetfed UV press.



CALIFORNIA

OAKLAND—Everett Graphics has invested in a new 41˝ KBA Rapida 106 sheetfed press at its folding carton manufacturing facility here. 

OXNARD—Custom Printing has acquired Ojai Printing in Ojai, CA. All operations are now being conducted from Custom Printing’s 30,000-square-foot facility here. Al Milner, owner of Ojai Printing, has retired.

FLORIDA

STUART—Two DGM 430 four-high towers, along with four new MDGM digital motion control drives, have been purchased by Stuart Web. The new equipment will be installed in August.

ILLINOIS

BEDFORD PARK—With the addition of a Screen Truepress Jet520 inkjet web press in a dual-engine duplex, roll-to-sheet configuration with dynamic perforation, Sebis Direct can now produce higher color volumes, while expanding its capabilities in the transactional and print-on-demand segments.

 

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