ACROSS the nationAugust 2011
Foresight Consolidates, Upgrades Equipment
LANSING, MI—The Foresight Group has installed a four-color Heidelberg Speedmaster SM 52 press to handle its short-run color work, including the production of full-color envelopes. According to Foresight President Bill Christofferson, the installation was part of a plant-wide upgrade undertaken in connection with consolidation of the company's operations (previously housed in four separate buildings) into a 30,000-square-foot facility.
Foresight's new plant also made room for a new Polar 137 XT cutter with P-Net and Compucut, two lifts, jogger and scale, along with several pieces of used equipment, including a Heidelberg Stitchmaster ST 270.
Prosper Inkjet Press Purchase Paves Way for New Jobs at Mercury Print
ROCHESTER, NY—Mercury Print Productions and Eastman Kodak recently held a ribbon-cutting ceremony to celebrate the installation of Mercury's new Kodak Prosper 5000XL digital inkjet press. The first company here to install a Prosper press, Mercury's investment is expected to create 40 new jobs over a three-year period. The press will increase Mercury's ability to produce short-run books in color and will serve as the cornerstone of its digital book operation.
PHOENIX—Adding a new HP Scitex FB7500 UV printer and GMG color management suite have helped BPGraphics Inc. transition more of its analog screen printing work and streamline color management across its digital production platforms.
SHELTON—Inform Printing has acquired an automated, five-color Komori Spica 29 (Spica 529P) sheetfed offset perfecting press.
DAVIE—A new Heidelberg Suprasetter A75 platesetter, with Meta Dimension RIP and impositioning via SignaStation, has been installed at Absolute Graphics, a short-run trade printer.
MIAMI—Solo Printing has been certified as a G7 Master Printer from the IDEAlliance—reportedly making Solo one of just eight printers in the state to obtain this certification.
ATLANTA—Geographics Inc. earned Orion Energy Systems' Environmental Stewardship Award for the company's reduction in energy consumption, which included replacing 99 high-intensity discharge (HID) light fixtures with Orion high-intensity fluorescent (HIF) technology.
BREMEN—A new MGI Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate digital press has been installed at Gateway Printing. The press was purchased from Paper Handling Solutions, an MGI dealer.