ACROSS the nationMay 2011
CRESTVIEW HILLS—To celebrate its 90th year in business, the Flottman Co. initiated a "90 Years, Plant 900 Trees" campaign. For every FSC certified job purchased, the Flottman Co. is donating 150 trees to the Nature Conservancy until it reaches the 900 tree donation mark.
ANNAPOLIS—Post Haste Mailing claims it is the first company to use Memjet technology in a RENA Mach 5 printer to produce four-color, full-bleed envelopes at speeds up to 7,500/hr.
CLINTON—Dunn and Co., a specialist in book printing, binding, folding, laminating, conversions and repairs, has added a Xeikon 8000 digital color press to print short-run books.
EAST BRIDGEWATER—Harte-Hanks Inc. has installed an HP Indigo 7500 digital press at its facility here, which produces marketing collateral.
WORCESTER—The recent installation of a Heidelberg Suprasetter A52 CTP device and a switch to Saphira Chemfree plates have given Quick Stop Printing the ability to produce high-quality jobs more quickly.
PLAINWELL—The Graphic Communications department of the Michigan Career and Technical Institute (MCTI) has installed a Heidelberg Printmaster QM 46-2 press to train its students, as well as to produce a variety of printed materials for MCTI and other state government agencies.
MINNEAPOLIS—Imagine! Print Solutions has entered the permanent point-of-purchase market to offer customers the ability to add more in-store and at-retail impact.
MINNEAPOLIS—The John Roberts Co. has begun implementing the full suite of the Prism WIN management information system (MIS), including QTMS for automated shop floor data capture and automated tracking of work in procress.
ST. LOUIS—Swift Print Communications has been certified as a G7 Master Printer from the IDEAlliance, joining more than 560 printing companies worldwide to attain this certification.
GONIC—Self Publishing Press, a new division of Odyssey Press, has been formed to offer authors a digital printing solution to self-publish their books. Editorial and marketing services are also being offered as options.
DAYTON—After a 14-month evaluation, WorkflowOne has selected EFI Monarch and EFI Digital StoreFront as its print manufacturing management platform to automate and unify its 15 U.S. locations.
PORTLAND—The Oregonian newspaper has installed two NELA Evolution Vision plate register punch/bender combinations for in-line connection with its Krause LS-Jet computer-to-plate devices and Bluefin processors.
EXTON—As part of a web reduction project that extends over multiple Journal Register properties, The Exton Journal Register has replaced an existing NELA 2-into-1 VCP configuration with a new Vision register bender to run both its existing 50˝ and future 44˝ web widths.
PITTSBURGH—Washington Reprographics, a digital printing, document management and architectural graphics firm, has changed its name to Printscape to reflect its ability to be a total imaging, packaging and graphics solutions provider.
SPOKANE—Lancer Ltd., a commercial printer, has acquired a high-speed Xerox Nuvera 144 black-and-white digital production system.
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