ACROSS the NationOctober 2009
Aging Presses Replaced With One
VENTURA, CA—Jano Graphics recently installed a 29˝, five-color Heidelberg Speedmaster XL 75 equipped with Prinect Press Center technology. The press replaced two aging units. Technology was a key factor in the company's decision to go with the new Heidelberg. "Prinect technology enables faster makereadies, reduces job cycle times and significantly reduces makeready waste," says Larry Embley, director of sales and marketing. "For Jano, this translates into lower costs, increased capacity and 'greener efficiency.' "
The company caters to advertising agencies, universities and corporations, and already employs a 40˝, six-color Heidelberg Speedmaster CD 102 press.
Printer Chosen as Best Place to Work
OKLAHOMA CITY—For the third year in a row, Vox Printing has been recognized as one of the "Best Places to Work in Oklahoma." Vox beat more than a thousand other small- to medium-size companies (fewer than 250 employees) to be selected as the sixth best place to work in Oklahoma—coming in as the highest ranked manufacturer in the state.
Vox's score was based on employee surveys (75 percent) and company practices and benefits (25 percent). These include a company chaplain, a workout facility, profit sharing, record production/sales celebrations, a baseball field and a Frisbee golf course—all on the printer's 70-acre campus.
HUNTSVILLE—Allied Photocopy Inc. recently installed two Xerox 700 digital presses.
TUCSON—West Press has received G7 Master certification, reportedly making it the only printer in Southern Arizona and one of 220 nationwide to achieve this goal.
LOS ANGELES—The Church of Scientology will install a Goss Sunday 2000 press in early 2010, premiering a new web offset production facility in addition to an existing digital printing operation here used to produce its collateral materials and publications.
JACKSONVILLE—Paramount Performance Marketing, a fully integrated marketing solutions firm and commercial printer, is installing a six-color, 23x29˝ KBA Rapida 75 sheetfed press here. The 97-year-old commercial printer plans to use the press to print both personalized direct mail and online storefront pieces.
LAKE FOREST—Adding a 40˝, seven-color, Mitsubishi 3000TP tandem perfector at Colbert Packaging is expected to satisfy customer demand for high-caliber pharmaceutical and healthcare packaging that contains increasing amounts of critical information for consumers.