Bell Opts for First XL 162 Press
SIOUX FALLS, SD—Bell Inc., an independent folding carton producer, is the first U.S. company to purchase the new Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 162 VLF press. Bell chose the 64˝, six-color press with aqueous coater and Prinect Press Center with Intellistart and integrated Wallscreen. This is the first sheetfed press for the formerly all-web company.
INX Mourns Loss of Kisner
SAN LEANDRO, CA—Brad Kisner, president of INX Digital, died August 22 after suffering a heart attack while visiting family in Santa Cruz, CA. He was 47. Mr. Kisner’s name was synonymous with Triangle inks, from the founding of Triangle Digital with his brother Ken, in 2002, through its evolution as a major component of INX Digital’s multifaceted offerings. He is survived by his wife, Jeanne, and three children.
Bradford & Bigelow Buys Press
CHICAGO—Looking to bolster its Digital Book Factory, Bradford & Bigelow of Newburyport, MA, has signed an agreement to obtain the new HP Indigo W7200 rollfed digital color press. The transaction was announced during PRINT 09. The dual-engine, liquid electrophotographic press prints at 240 letter-size, four-color duplex pages per minute, and is compatible with most off-the-shelf coated and uncoated papers. Installed with the press will be HP’s new SmartStream Production Pro version 3.5 print server.
Expansion for Best Press
ADDISON, TX—Best Press broke ground on a multimillion dollar expansion that will see its building grow by 44,000 square feet to nearly 100,000. The addition—expected to be completed in the first quarter of 2010—will help accommodate a new fulfillment and distribution center, along with three recently purchased presses.
Twister Hits Print Shop
DURHAM, ONTARIO—A string of tornadoes that rumbled across Ontario, killing one child, also took its toll on a local printer. Thuro-Web Ltd. saw the middle of its building demolished by a funnel cloud, according to the Barrie Advance. The newspaper and at least one other source alluded to unconfirmed reports that about a dozen employees were able to survive the twister by clinging to or hiding underneath a press.