OKLAHOMA CITY—Presses at Quad/Graphics’ new printing facility will be fed with thermal plates imaged by two Screen PlateRite Ultima large-format computer-to-plate systems. “One of the greatest advantages for us is the Ultima’s ability to image two offset printing plates simultaneously,” notes Tom Frankowski, vice president of imaging. (www.qg.com/www.screensusa.com)
DAYTON, OH—LithoPrint, a mid-sized commercial printer, has made the move to CTP by acquiring an Esko-Graphics PlateDriver 8 violet, eight-up platesetter from the xpedx prepress division. The shop previously had been imaging imposed film flats. (www.esko-graphics.com)
KENNESAW, GA—Heidelberg has announced the schedule for the remaining dates in its 2003 Digital Roadshow series. The locations for road shows slated to be held in November include New York City, Philadelphia, Chicago and Miami. A stop in Minneapolis is scheduled for December. For details on a specific event or attendee registration, visit www.us.heidelberg.com/nexpress-roadshow.
RICHMOND, VA—Worth Digital, the digital printing division of Worth Higgins & Associates, has installed a seven-color HP Indigo 3000 digital color press. The shop also has in-house ElectroInk ink mixing capabilities to produce special spot colors for use on the press. (www.whaprint.com/ www.indigonet.com)
SAINT LOUIS—Kopytek Inc., a full-service digital and high-speed reprographic printer, has installed a four-color Heidelberg Quickmaster DI 46-4+ digital printing press. “Approximately 60 percent of our clients utilize the Internet for ordering, and we expect this number to grow to 80 percent or more over the next 24 months,” reports John Peterson, company president. “Clients continue to reduce inventories and control costs, and the QM-DI+, together with our delivery mechanism, allows us to do both successfully.” (www.kopytek.com/ www.heidelberg.com)
ENGLEWOOD, CO—Mail-Well Inc. has purchased three HP Indigo 3000 digital color presses. The machines are slated to be installed at Mail-Well Graphics in Philadelphia, Champagne Fine Printing in Houston and IPC Mail-Well in Toledo, OH. (www.mail-well.com/www.indigonet.com)
SAN JOSE, CA—AGT Seven, a business unit of Applied Graphics Technologies and provider of graphics services to the advertising community, has expanded its support for Adobe InDesign software. In addition to accepting InDesign files at locations worldwide, the company has moved its internal publishing projects to InDesign and is integrating the program into its TeamBase publishing system. (www.agtseven.com/www.adobe.com)