ACROSS the nationFebruary 2011
LOS ANGELES—The Printing Industries Association of Southern California (PIASC) has launched a new "Choose Print" campaign to reinforce the effectiveness of printing and tackle the misconceptions about its environmental impact. For more information, visit www.ChoosePrint.org.
SANTA CLARA—Progressive Solutions has installed two HP Indigo 7500 digital presses to produce personalized children's books for its Frecklebox children's gifts subsidiary, as well as to manufacture personalized greeting cards and invitations for one of its customers, tinyprints.com.
DENVER—To address a decrease in run lengths and the demand for personalization, Turbo Press has added a Xerox Color 800 press to complement its offset business.
LITTLETON—The AlphaGraphics franchise located here also purchased a Xerox 800 press.
HARTFORD—To meet FDA and customer demands for water-based inks, Merritt Graphics has installed an HP Scitex LX800 wide-format printer that uses HP latex inks.
NAPERVILLE—Kent and Julie Phillips, owners of Sir Speedy Printing, recently celebrated the 25th anniversary of their business. The shop provides both printing and marketing services.
INDIANAPOLIS—Printing Partners, an FSC certified and G7 Master Printer with 100 employees, has been awarded ISO 9001:2008 quality management system certification.
MIAMI—The in-plant printing facility that serves Miami-Dade County has installed a Suprasetter 74 thermal CTP device with Heidelberg Prinect workflow.
ODENTON—Gasch Printing, a family owned commercial printer specializing in short-run book printing, has installed an Océ ColorStream 10000 Flex toner-based digital web press.
DETROIT—Fifty-year-old commercial printing and mailing company Mel Printing has purchased an HP Indigo 7500 digital press to complement its offset printing capabilities.
GRAND RAPIDS—A Meteor DP60 Pro multi-substrate digital press and DF360 paper finisher from MGI USA are the latest additions to Grand Rapids Community College's Print Solutions division.
MINNEAPOLIS—Meyers has purchased an eight-color, 98˝ Durst Rho 900 wide-format UV printer to produce prototype work, store sets, variable imaging, market-specific graphics or any kind of short-run work.
BROOKLYN—Installing a new five-color, 29˝ Presstek 75DI digital offset press with aqueous coater has allowed Advanced Digital Printing to increase its production capacity The firm also operates a Presstek 52DI-AC press.