ACROSS the nationMay 2010
BALTIMORE—A partnership struck between Victor Graphics and Absolute Service Inc. (ASI) has extended the electronic content services available to Victor's publishing customers. ASI provides XML formatting, electronic versioning and re-purposing of books, in addition to XML and HTML authoring.
JESSUP—GraphTec, a commercial printing company based here, received the Grand Q best-of-show award in the 2010 Excellence in Print Competition sponsored by the Printing & Graphics Association MidAtlantic.
WESTFIELD—Dion Label has bolstered its label printing and package converting capacity with a new HP Indigo WS6000 color digital press.
TROY—Utley Brothers recently celebrated its 65th anniversary at a private event that included speeches by its current president, Duane Harrison, and vice president John Utley.
MINNEAPOLIS—Imagine! Print Solutions has added its second six-color HP Scitex FB 7500 wide-format digital printer.
BELLMAWR—Evergreen Printing placed seventh on a list of the best places to work (firms with up to 150 employees) in the Philadelphia-South Jersey region, according to a report compiled by the Philadelphia Inquirer.
CARLSTADT—Newly formed Content Critical LLC, a document outsourcing, direct marketing and commercial printer, acquired assets of two New York-area companies: Global Document Solutions and Astoria Graphics. Senior managers include Fred Van Alstyne, president and CEO; John Slaney, COO; and Alan Darling, senior VP of sales and marketing.
ROBBINSVILLE—Adding a seven-color HP Indigo 5500 digital sheetfed press with opaque white ink capabilities has given Princeton allpoints Communications the distinction of being the first such press installation in the United States. The 5500 press is designed to produce marketing collateral, direct mail, photo specialty products, as well as books and manuals.
BROOKLYN—Advanced Digital Printing expects to reduce cycle times with its new Presstek 52DI-AC digital offset press with an integrated aqueous coater. The press, which replaced one of its two existing 52DI models, is being used primarily to produce CD and DVD packaging materials, short-run booklets, postcards and flyers.
ROCHESTER—Hammer Packaging has installed an eight-color, 64˝ KBA Rapida 162 plus coater and accessories such as a roll-to-sheet feeder, Densitronic Professional color control system and lightweight paper package. Hammer is the only package printer in North America with this type of KBA press configuration.
ROCHESTER—To expand its newly created, wide-format printing operation, Mercury Print Productions has added an HP Scitex FB6100 ink-jet printer.
SYRACUSE—Implementing the Kodak Prinergy Connect workflow and Kodak InSite prepress portal system has boosted efficiency at Eastwood Litho.
KNIGHTDALE—In tandem with celebrating its 25th year in business, Carter Printing & Graphics has acquired an HP Indigo 5500 digital press to meet increased customer demand for variable data jobs.
SPARTANBURG—Installing an Agfa Graphics Anapurna M4f UV ink-jet printing system has resulted in lower costs and reduce turnaround times for the Signs By Tomorrow shop here. PI
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