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Standing, from the left, are Carol Aurand, vice president of operations at The Herald; David Stump, CEO; Ken Kark, vice president of sales; Randy Kalb, vice president of information technology; and Bob Tarr, vice president of sales, marketing and business development. (Double click to enlarge.)

Shown in between Foster Printing’s two 64˝ KBA Rapida 162a sheetfed presses are, from the left, Kris Blackburn, vice president of sales; Tim Blackburn, president; Dennis Blackburn, CEO; and Marcus Schoen, KBA sales manager.

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.

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