ACROSS the nationMay 2011
Digital Press Chosen After Rigorous Analysis
NEW WASHINGTON, OH—After an extensive demo process on six different digital color presses, The Herald, a full-service commercial printing and marketing company established in 1881, installed an MGI Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate digital press at its facility here.
"The Meteor DP60 Pro really stood apart from the other digital presses that we evaluated, especially in terms of sheet size and substrate versatility," says Dave Stump, CEO. "We also loved the Meteor DP60 Pro's offset press-like feeding and registration system, the fact that we could do a lot of basic PM tasks ourselves, and the overall operational costs were very manageable."
Second Press Increases Large-Format Capacity at New Plant for Trade Printer
SANTA ANA, CA—Foster Printing, a large-format trade printer, inaugurated its new, 46,000-square-foot facility with a five-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162a sheetfed press. The firm began printing in its new facility last December with the new press alongside its existing six-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162a press with UV capabilities. Foster's management team has plans to add two shifts on both presses and eventually expand to a weekend shift.
HUNTSVILLE—White Tiger Printing, based here, and Litho Express, Minneapolis, have merged. The combined entity will retain the White Tiger name, and will be part of Taylor Corp. headquartered in North Mankato, MN. Production capacity in Huntsville will be consolidated into other Taylor Corp. facilities, but sales and customer service staff will remain based in Huntsville.
JACKSONVILLE—Malnove, an independent folding carton manufacturer, has purchased a seven-color, 56˝ KBA Rapida 142 sheetfed press with anilox coater and delivery extension for its facility here. The large-format press was due to be up and running at the printer by the first quarter of 2011.
MACON—A new MGI Meteor DP60 Pro digital press has been installed at Alphagraphics Macon. The press was chosen by the franchise shop for its ability to print on a wide variety of substrates (plastics and envelopes), as well as its versatile format-size capabilities.
DAVENPORT—Midland Information Resources has reached a milestone by printing more than 500 million linear feet (the equivalent of one billion impressions) on its Océ VarioStream 9210 digital printer.